Ivy’s graduate certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation is taking care of business, but not just for business students.

In an effort to support President Wintersteen’s emphasis on creativity, collaboration and leadership, the Ivy College of Business has partnered with several colleges across campus by offering a cross-discipline graduate certificate.

“While the graduate certificate has been around for years, this new direction will provide opportunities for students in several disciplines,” said Pol Herrmann, Bob and Kay Smith Entrepreneurship Professor in Management and director of the program. “By partnering with other colleges, students can pursue their own interests while learning the foundations of how to start a business.”

The four-course program focuses on the ins and outs of launching new ventures. Two required core courses are provided by the Ivy College of Business. The other two courses can be chosen from several specialty tracks including:

  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Design
  • Family Financial Planning
  • Political Science
  • Vet Med
  • Education

Entrepreneur in residence, Karen Kerns, has been working with Herrmann to build relationships across campus for the graduate certificate.

“It’s not enough to be educated anymore,” Kerns said. “Education is not the product of a college experience. Meaningful contribution is the product. This graduate certificate helps our students gain the necessary tools to translate their educational outcomes.”

Students interested in pursuing a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation can register for either of the online core courses: MGMT 566 and MGMT 583.