Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Are you a recent graduate or working professional seeking to start your own business, take over a family enterprise or rise within an existing corporate organization?

Our post-baccalaureate certificate in entrepreneurship provides graduates with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and develop the necessary tools to assist them in starting and/or growing an entrepreneurial endeavor.

The certificate offers breadth and depth in entrepreneurship theory and practice, with a diversity of courses that underscore entrepreneurial capability and leverage the experience of our entrepreneurial faculty. And the supporting knowledge set of courses offer business and nonbusiness students a variety of choices to expand their business experience and suit their individual goals.

Certificate Information

15 credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

All courses are 3.0 credit hours and require a grade of C or better unless otherwise noted.

Complete the required courses listed below at IU Southeast after completion of an undergraduate degree.


The following 4 classes (12 credit hours) are required

  • BUS-W 211 - Contemporary Entrepreneurship
  • BUS-W 311 - New Venture Creation
  • BUS-W 406 - Venture Growth Management
  • BUS-M 300 - Introduction to Marketing OR BUS-M 301 - Introduction to Marketing Management

Choose one class

  • BUS-F 260 - Personal Finance
  • BUS-L 201 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS-M 330 - Personal Persuasion Strategy and Customer Relation Mgmt
  • BUS-M 405 - Consumer Behavior
  • BUS-M 415 - Advertising and Promotion Management
  • BUS-W 301 - Principles of Management
  • BUS-W 320 - Leadership and Ethics
  • BUSE-E 560 - Venture Growth Management
  • ECON-E 201** - Introduction to Macroeconomics

**BUS-W 211 and BUS-W 311 should be taken prior to taking this course.

Special permission must be obtained to enroll in BUSE-E 560. Contact Dr. Michael Harris at

Only two courses will double-count toward the Principles of Entrepreneurship. Beyond 2 courses, students must take an additional elective (nine additional hours required for the program).


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), post-baccalaureate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Your brighter future begins here