Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Do you own your own business? Are you taking over the family firm? Are you planning to venture into corporate “intrapreneurship” within your existing corporate structure? Are you an IU Southeast or Purdue student pursuing an entrepreneurship credit?

Our certificate in entrepreneurship—in partnership with Purdue University's Purdue Polytechnic New Albany―provides undergraduate students and members of the community with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and develop the necessary tools to assist them in starting and/or growing an entrepreneurial endeavor.

This 15-credit program delivers a foundational introduction to entrepreneurship theory alongside practical applications with a core of required courses and a supporting knowledge set that gives you the chance to expand your business experience and craft your capstone from either IU Southeast subjects ranging from personal finance and business law to advertising and ethics or Purdue offerings in ideation, development, testing to a product launch.

Courses are mainly delivered on one or two campuses, with online and distance-learning options for students from beyond the region.

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 credit hours and require a minimum grade of C- unless otherwise noted.


Required Courses
9 credit hours

  • BUS-W 211 - Contemporary Entrepreneurship
  • BUS-W 311 - New Venture Creation
  • BUS-M 300 - Introduction to Marketing

Choose 2 classes
6 credit hours

  • MET 401 - Capstone (Purdue University sequence)
  • MET 402 - Capstone (Purdue University sequence)
  • BUS-W 406 - Venture Growth Management
  • BUS-W 100 - Principles of Business Administration
  • BUS-F 260 - Personal Finance
  • BUS-L 201 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS-W 301 - Principles of MGMT
  • BUS-W 320 - Leadership and Ethics
  • BUS-M 330 - Personal Persuasion Strategy and Customer Relations Management
  • BUS-M 405 - Consumer Behavior
  • ECON-E 201 - Introduction to Microeconomics
  • BUS-M 415 - Advertising and Promotion Management


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), undergraduate 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.

Many of IU Southeast’s certificate programs are stackable – meaning that you can use the credit hours earned for your certificate toward an associate or bachelor degree program.

Your brighter future begins here