Ohio University

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Students from any college, discipline or major* are able to earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurship by taking a combination of courses offered by the Center through the College of Business, the Russ College, the Voinovich School, and other participating colleges.

Imagine the possibilities: earn your major, earn your certificate, and graduate with real-world experience and perhaps even start your own company! To apply for the certificate, please complete the application and follow these steps:

  • Apply via the link above
  • The applicant will then be contacted for an interview
  • Execute a change of major form


Entrepreneurship Certificate Course Progression


  • MGT 3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship. Learn about the opportunities and challenges of creating and managing a new venture. Emphasis is on how to manage a new venture and operate it profitably. Topics examined will include conducting internal company and external environmental analyses, developing effective marketing and cash flow strategies, securing financing, and managing new venture operations as well as franchising opportunities, family business issues, innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, and ethical decision-making.
  • MGT 3550 Creativity and Innovation Management. Explore personal creativity, management practices that enhance or suppress creativity, the relationship between creativity and innovation, and the process of innovation in a business setting.
  • MGT 3740 Ideation and Business Models. This course is for entrepreneurs building the courage to create, and risk making mistakes in their quests for true innovations in products, services or processes. You will solve problems in uncertain and dynamic environments. Creativity is the central focus, which might be defined as "applying your mental ability and curiosity to discover something new," "the act of relating previously unrelated things." More specifically, we focus on capitalist creativity. This means that we must apply a Business Model framework to your creativity. We demand that your solutions be profitable (have a potential to be profitable) and reflect bottom-line practicality. More importantly they must create value. We provide challenging places to fully engage your brain to discover patterns to produce breakthrough ideas that solve business problems.
  • MGT 3730 Entrepreneurial Business Consulting. Work as consultants with a real business! Conduct background research, analyze the client’s current situation and context, and make recommendations on how to address a defined business problem. Gain general business skills, such as report writing, presentation, client interaction skills, and team management skills. (Requisites:  ACCT 3770 or MGT 3700)
  • MGT 3735 Entrepreneurship in Practice. Students will work in an action-based learning environment to create and implement innovative entrepreneurial solutions to real problems, by working towards creation of either start-ups or social ventures.
  • Choose 2 electives. For a full list of qualifying electives, visit the registrar's website.

*non-BBA students. BBA students should look to earn a Major in Entrepreneurship