Technological Entrepreneurship, Certificate

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship requires a minimum of 18 s.h. of credit. 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 grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 in work toward the certificate.

The certificate program is open to Bachelor of Science in Engineering students who have earned at least 45 s.h. of credit toward the BSE and have a University of Iowa GPA of at least 2.75. Students must be granted the BSE and complete all certificate requirements in order to receive the certificate.

Students must declare their intention to pursue the certificate on MyUI and must apply for admission; visit Technological Entrepreneurship Certificate on the College of Engineering website for more information.

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 in Technological Entrepreneurship requires the following coursework.

Foundation Course

Course # Title Hours
This course:
ISE:2500Engineering Economy3

Entrepreneurship Core

Course # Title Hours
Both of these:
ENTR:2000Entrepreneurship and Innovation3
ENTR:3100Entrepreneurial Finance3

Entrepreneurship Course in the Major

Course # Title Hours
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:4850Project Design and Management in Civil Engineering (civil and environmental engineering majors)3
ECE:4890Senior Electrical and Computer Engineering Design (electrical and computer science engineering majors)3
ISE: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 must earn sufficient elective credit to complete the 18 s.h. required for the certificate.

Course # Title Hours
BME:4920Biomedical Engineering Senior Design II4
ENTR:3200Entrepreneurial Marketing3
ENTR:3350Entrepreneurial Strategy3
ENTR:3400Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation3
ENTR:3500Social Entrepreneurship3
ENTR:3550Commercializing New Technology I3
ENTR:3575Commercializing New Technology II3
ENTR:3595Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3
ENTR:3600Social Media Strategies for Entrepreneurial Ventures3
ENTR:3700Sustainable Innovation and Management3
ENTR:4000Topics in Entrepreneurship3
ENTR:4100International Entrepreneurship, Culture, and Social Impact1-3
ENTR:4200Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3
ENTR:4300Launching an Entrepreneurial Venture3
ENTR:4400Managing the Growth Business3
ENTR:4460Entrepreneurship and Global Trade3
ENTR:4510Arts Leadership Seminar3
ENTR:4900Academic Internship1-9
Any entrepreneurship course (prefix ENTR), with certificate advisor's approval