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Are you a recent graduate or working professional seeking to start your own business, take over a family enterprise or rise within an existing corporate organization?

Our post-bac certificate in entrepreneurship provides graduates with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and develop the necessary tools to assist them in starting and/or growing an entrepreneurial endeavor.

The certificate offers breadth and depth in entrepreneurship theory and practice, with a diversity of courses that underscore entrepreneurial capability and leverage the experience of our entrepreneurial faculty. And the supporting knowledge set of courses offer business and nonbusiness students a variety of choices to expand their business experience and suit their individual goals.

Required Courses

To earn the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, students must:

  1. Successfully complete five of the courses listed below with at least a C-
  2. Successfully complete at least four of the required courses listed below at IU Southeast after completion of an undergraduate degree.
The following 4 classes (12 credit hours) are required
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
BUS-W 211 Contemporary Entrepreneurship 3
BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation 3
BUS-W 406* Venture Growth Management 3
BUS-M 300 Introduction to Marketing 3
BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management 3
Choose one course (3 credit hours) from the list below
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
BUS-F 260 Personal Finance 3
BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS-M 330 Personal Persuasion Strategy & Customer Relation Mgmt 3
BUS-M 405 Consumer Behavior 3
BUS-M 415 Advertising and Promotion Managment 3
BUS-W 301 Principles of Management 3
BUS-W 320 Leadership and Ethics 3
BUSE-E 560 Venture Growth Management 3
ECON-E 201** Introduction to Macroeconomics 3

**BUS-W 211 and BUS-W 311 should be taken prior to taking this course.

Special permission must be obtained to enroll in BUSE-E 560. Contact Dr. Michael Harris at harris60@ius.edu.

IMPORTANT: Only two courses will double-count toward the Principles of Entrepreneurship. Beyond 2 courses, students must take additional elective (nine additional hours required for the program).

Admission Process

To apply for a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, you must submit the following:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $35. This fee is not required if you have previously applied for undergraduate admission at any Indiana University campus.
  • Official transcripts from the college/university awarding your bachelor's degree.

Please visit the IU Southeast Office of Admissions website or call (812) 941-2212 or (800) 852-8835 (Ind. or Ky.), or visit in person for application deadlines, reciprocity guidelines, financial aid and other questions.


Please contact Kris Bloos, academic advisor in the School of Business at kbloos@ius.edu or (812) 941-2362 for more detailed information on the admissions process and course requirements.

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Kris Bloos

Academic Advisor

Hillside Hall 221A
Phone: (812) 941-2362

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