The undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management requires a minimum of 18 s.h. of credit. The certificate program is open to all current University of Iowa undergraduate students and to all individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree and are not enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate.

The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management is not open to students earning the B.B.A. in management (entrepreneurship management track) or the B.A. in enterprise leadership.

The certificate program is designed to help students acquire the entrepreneurial mindset that will enable them to launch new ventures or seek management positions in existing organizations. It focuses on qualities and skills essential for entrepreneurs and successful business leaders.

Entrepreneurial management students learn from a select team of faculty members and business executives distinguished by their ability to teach, model, and inspire the entrepreneurial process. Students develop the following skills in the program: innovation and creativity, opportunity recognition, developing and executing business strategies, building and leading interdisciplinary teams, market assessments, financial forecasting and evaluation, professional communications, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Undergraduate students must declare their intention to pursue the certificate. Business students should contact the Tippie College of Business Undergraduate Program Office. Liberal arts and sciences students should contact the Academic Programs & Student Development office.

Students earning the certificate in conjunction with the Bachelor of Applied Studies (University College) or the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (University College) may complete the certificate's course work by distance education.

Students may begin working toward the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management during their sophomore year. They may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of transfer credit toward the certificate, with approval from the entrepreneurship program director. Credit earned in entrepreneurship courses (prefix ENTR) is counted as semester hours earned in business.

The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management requires the following course work. Many certificate courses have prerequisites and other requirements for registration; students must complete a course's prerequisites and must meet its registration requirements before they may register for the course.

Entrepreneurship Core

ENTR:2000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation requires concurrent registration in ENTR:1350 Foundations in Entrepreneurship; ENTR:3520 New Ventures in the Arts requires concurrent registration in ENTR:1350 Foundations in Entrepreneurship, or in ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting and MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy. Certificate students must complete the required concurrent courses.

One of these:
ENTR:2000Entrepreneurship and Innovation3
ENTR:3520New Ventures in the Arts3
All of these:
ENTR:3100Entrepreneurial Finance3
ENTR:3200Entrepreneurial Marketing3
ENTR:4400Managing the Growth Business3


Students earn an additional 6 s.h. in elective courses chosen from the following list. Students who wish to use a course not on the list must consult with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center director. 

ENTR:2800Entrepreneurial Experience1-3
ENTR:3000Practicum in Entrepreneurship1-3
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:3700Sustainable Product Innovation and Management3
ENTR:4000Topics in Entrepreneurship1-3
ENTR:4050Directed Readings in Entrepreneurshiparr.
ENTR:4100International Entrepreneurship and Culture1-3
ENTR:4200Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3
ENTR:4300Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning3
ENTR:4450Professional Sports Management3
ENTR:4460Entrepreneurship and Global Trade3
ENTR:4510Arts Leadership Seminar3
ENTR:4900Academic Internship3
MGMT:4100Dynamics of Negotiations3