The Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship requires a minimum of 18 s.h. of credit. Certificate students study how the entrepreneurial process relates to technology-based businesses. The program is intended for students who would like to develop an understanding of how to manage innovation in business environments as well as those who plan to start and operate their own businesses.

The certificate program is open to Bachelor of Science in Engineering students who have earned at least 45 s.h. of credit toward the B.S.E. and have a University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 2.75. Students must declare their intention to pursue the certificate on MyUI and must apply for admission using the application form available online.

Students must complete at least 12 s.h. of the 18 s.h. required for the certificate at the University of Iowa or in approved study abroad courses. They must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work toward the certificate. Students must be granted the B.S.E. and complete all certificate requirements in order to receive the certificate.

The Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship requires the following course work.

Foundation Course

One of these:
ENTR:1350Foundations in Entrepreneurship2
IE:2500Engineering Economy3

Entrepreneurship Core

Both of these:
ENTR:2000Entrepreneurship and Innovation3
ENTR:3100Entrepreneurial Finance3

Entrepreneurship Course in the Major

One of these, depending on a student's engineering major:
BME:4910Biomedical Engineering Senior Design I (biomedical engineering majors)4
CBE:4109Chemical Engineering Process Design I (chemical engineering majors)2
CEE:3084Project Design and Management in Civil Engineering (civil engineering majors)3
ECE:4890Senior Electrical and Computer Engineering Design (electrical engineering majors)3
IE:4600Industrial Engineering Design Project (industrial engineering majors)4
ME:4086Mechanical Engineering Design Project (mechanical engineering majors)3

Entrepreneurship Electives

Students customize their programs with their choice of electives. They earn sufficient elective credit to reach the total of 18 s.h. required for the certificate.

BME:4920Biomedical Engineering Senior Design II4
ENTR:3200Entrepreneurial Marketing3
ENTR:3300Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship3
ENTR:3400Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation3
ENTR:3500Social Entrepreneurship3
ENTR:3595Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3
ENTR:3600E-Commerce Strategies for Entrepreneurs3
ENTR:4000Seminar in Entrepreneurship3
ENTR:4200Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3
ENTR:4300Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning3
ENTR:4400Managing the Growth Business3
ENTR:4450Professional Sports Management3
ENTR:4460Entrepreneurship and Global Trade3
ENTR:4510Arts Leadership Seminar3
ENTR:4600Advanced Venture Finance3
ENTR:4900Academic Internship1-9
ENTR:9000Developing Professional Service Business3
Any entrepreneurship course (prefix ENTR), with certificate advisor's approval