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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Graduate Certificate

9
Credits to Earn Your Certificate
95%
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Certificate Overview Open Accordion

Organizations in every industry seek professionals who can use their entrepreneurial mindset to empower innovation and action, whether as part of a new business venture or working within an existing organization.

Put your ideas to work as you develop crucial entrepreneurial skills

Start exploring new ways to create and enhance value by implementing highly innovative and entrepreneurial ways of thinking. This program will also help you understand how to take ideas from concept to completion in a more efficient, strategic, and creative way. Topics of study can include:

  • Building value through creativity and innovation
  • Integrative applications for business impact
  • IT project management
  • Social benefit cost analysis
  • Building and leading exceptional teams

Customize your educational experience

Participating in this graduate certificate program will allow you to expand your professional skills as you create a program of study that fits your specific career goals. Completing a graduate certificate with CSU will help you stand out in a competitive job market.

Option to earn your master’s

All credits earned apply toward the College of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) program after formal admission per University transfer policies. Successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

Requirements and Curriculum Open Accordion

This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.

Choose 4 credits from the following:

Choose 5 credits from the following:

Program Total Credits: 9

Note: Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

How to Apply Open Accordion

Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

Graduate certificate applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your most recent degree completed
  • International applicants: minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores

Note: Although the Graduate School prefers that applicants meet the minimum admission criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee.

†Please submit an academic performance explanation if your GPA was lower than 3.0.

‡A minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 86 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum of PTE score of 58 is required for all certificates except Accounting Ethics and Auditing, which requires a minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 95 or minimum IELTS score of 7.0.

2 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Choose "Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Certificate) – Distance" when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select "Certificate" at the top.)

3 Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript of all collegiate work completed from all institutions attended. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or gradadmissions@colostate.edu if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary)
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

Information for International Students

Official transcript translation

Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required).

Official test scores

Colorado State University requires that proficiency in English language be demonstrated either by the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE academic tests prior to admission. Please submit one of the official scores from the list below. Tests must be taken within two years prior to admission and submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075).

  • The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 550 (paper-based), or 80 (internet-based).
  • The minimum IELTS score for admission without condition is 6.5.
  • The minimum PTE Academic score for admission without condition is 58.

All applicants who are citizens of countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from the U.S. must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores.

Questions?

We love learning about your goals and answering any questions to help you on your journey.

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Graduate Certificate

Program Details

Courses
Online
Credits
9
Tuition
$998 per credit
Degree Awarded
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Application Deadlines

Fall semester
August 1
Spring semester
January 1

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