Entrepreneurship Certificate

Do you own your own business? Are you taking over the family firm? Are you planning to venture into corporate “intrapreneurship” within your existing corporate structure? Are you an IU Southeast or Purdue student pursuing an entrepreneurship credit?

Our certificate in entrepreneurship—in partnership with Purdue University's Purdue Polytechnic New Albany―provides undergraduate students and members of the community with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and develop the necessary tools to assist them in starting and/or growing an entrepreneurial endeavor.

This 15-credit program delivers a foundational introduction to entrepreneurship theory alongside practical applications with a core of required courses and a supporting knowledge set that gives you the chance to expand your business experience and craft your capstone from either IU Southeast subjects ranging from personal finance and business law to advertising and ethics or Purdue offerings in ideation, development, testing to a product launch.

Courses are mainly delivered on one or two campuses, with online and distance-learning options for students from beyond the region.

Entrepreneurship Certificate Requirements

All courses are 3 credit hours and require a minimum grade of C- unless otherwise noted.

Principles of Entrepreneurship

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title
BUS-W 211 Contemporary Entrepreneurship
BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation
BUS-M 300 Introduction to Marketing

Supporting Knowledge Set

Choose two classes from the list below for a total of 6 credit hours.*

Choose 2 Classes (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title
MET 401 Capstone (Purdue University sequence)
MET 402 Capstone (Purdue University sequence)
BUS-W 406 Venture Growth Management
BUS-W 100 Principles of Business Administration
BUS-F 260 Personal Finance
BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business
BUS-W 301 Principles of MGMT
BUS-W 320 Leadership and Ethics
BUS-M 330 Personal Persuasion Strategy and Customer Relations Management
BUS-M 405 Consumer Behavior
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
BUS-M 415 Advertising and Promotion Management

*With consent of advisor, students may substitute appropriate business courses for those listed.