Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate

Identify opportunities and create value

The ability to recognize and seize opportunities, innovate, and create change are skills valued across industries and organizations. Mercer’s graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides a strong foundation of innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and business skills necessary for entrepreneurs and innovators. Through this four-course certificate, individuals will learn how to identify and evaluate business opportunities, develop a business model, form an entrepreneurial team, secure financial resources, and culminates with development of a full business pitch. Participants will learn concepts such as lean startup tools, the value proposition canvas, the business model canvas, and customer discovery to help transform ideas into business opportunities.

Four Courses • 12 Credits • Online • Begin Classes in August or January

Certificate Requirements: 12 hours

ENT 610 Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, and Innovation
ENT 620 Innovation Management
ENT 630 Social Entrepreneurship
ENT 640 Economic Information for Business Development

Did you know? This certificate can be stacked with other graduate certificates offered by the School of Business. Learn more about our M.S. in Integrative Business.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation graduate certificate, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with an acceptable level of scholarship. The degree may be in any discipline. Learn More

International applicants must submit transcripts and academic records showing the completion of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a foreign university. Mercer’s Office of Graduate Admissions evaluates international credentials in-house at no cost for applicants. Students must submit certified English translations of their academic records if the language of record on such documents is not English. Learn More


2022-2023 Tuition Rates

Per credit hour: $826
Per 3 hours: $2,478
Per 6 hours: $4,956
Per 9 hours: $7,434
Per 12 hours: $9,912

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