Offered by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the nationally-recognized Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management may be completed entirely online.

The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management is designed to help you acquire team-building and sound business planning skills, embrace innovation and accelerate entrepreneurial success. 

Throughout the program, you will develop critical skills necessary for pursuing your professional career aspirations, including: 

  • Innovation and Creativity 
  • Strategic Business Planning 
  • Leadership 
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 
  • Financial Analysis and Budgeting 
  • Sales and Market Analysis 
  • Team-Building

Online Curriculum

To earn the online Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management, students must successfully complete 18-20 semester hours (s.h.) and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all course work.

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Required courses:

  • ENTR:1350 Foundations in Entrepreneurship (prerequisite/co-requisite to ENTR:2000) (3 s.h.)
  • ENTR:2000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 s.h.)
  • ENTR:3100 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • ENTR:3200 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • ENTR:4400 Managing the Growth Business (3 s.h.)

Select two elective courses:

  • ENTR:3500 Social Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
  • ENTR:3595 Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I (3 s.h.)
  • ENTR:4200 Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting (3 s.h.)
  • ENTR:4300 Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning (arranged)
  • ENTR:4460 Entrepreneurship and Global Trade (3 s.h.)

For more information about program requirements, including a complete list of on-campus courses available for the certificate, please visit the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center website

How to add the certificate to your program of study

Students may add a certificate program to their plan of study at any time.  Declaring a certificate will allow you to request a degree audit for the certificate requirements in MyUI.  There is no penalty to remove a certificate from a plan of study and one may be removed at any time.

Current BAS/BLS students can add a certificate program to their plan of study at any time by sending an email to their assigned academic advisor asking to formally declare the certificate. Once added, a separate degree audit will be produced.

How to remove the certificate from your program of study

Current BAS/BLS students can email their assigned academic advisor to ask to remove the certificate from their plan of study. There is no penalty to remove a certificate program from a plan of study and one may be removed at any time.