Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Undergraduate Certificate

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Undergraduate Certificate in the Fox School of Business at Temple University can help you transform an idea into a viable business venture, or prepare you to work in an innovative and entrepreneurial company in your area of subject expertise. Geared exclusively toward non-business students, this nine-credit, three-course certificate program offers undergraduates a blend of comprehensive classroom instruction and real-world experience working with successful entrepreneurs through internships, workshops and other opportunities.

This certificate is tailored specifically for innovative thinkers and subject matter experts looking to

  • start new businesses;
  • take over management or ownership of existing businesses; 
  • work as consultants or freelancers; or 
  • work in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Enrollment in the certificate program provides students access to additional resources offered through Fox’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, such as workshops and conferences as well as customized mentorships with both faculty and alumni entrepreneurs. You can also connect with the Temple entrepreneurial community, identify opportunities and expand your creativity by joining the student-run Entrepreneurial Students Organization.

As this certificate is open only to non-Business majors, interested Business students can consider the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management minor or a dual major instead.

Classes & Curriculum

Certificate students choose three courses, one from each of the following categories.

  • Entrepreneurial thinking elective, such as Ready, Aim, Fire: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days.
  • Entrepreneurial management elective, such as Becoming a Manager: Building, Leading and Managing New and Small Businesses.
  • Entrepreneurial action elective, such as Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business.

Learn more about Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Undergraduate Certificate courses.

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Internships & Opportunities

Certificate students are encouraged to enter the Be Your Own Boss Bowl, one of the nation’s most lucrative pitch competitions for aspiring entrepreneurs. It gives students the chance to discover all aspects of entrepreneurship, from networking to writing strategic business plans.

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Skills and Outcomes

Through this robust certificate program, students learn to become “T-shaped” employees or entrepreneurs, which means they have deep, specialized skills in specific fields, as well as a broad understanding of fundamental business concepts. The advantage of this balance is that certificate holders have the tools to approach business challenges from fresh, outside-the-box perspectives.


Having an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Undergraduate Certificate on your transcript shows you're a proactive self-starter who can creatively solve problems and turn ideas into reality. Graduates go on to start their own businesses, become freelance consultants or enter positions in high-potential startups. Whether you plan to start to launch a business or work in a well-established company, this certificate shows you are able to go beyond your functional expertise, drawing inspiration from a larger strategic vision and innovating when it counts.

Students of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute often advance to paid internships and jobs at such firms as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Disney, Amazon and Marriott.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate Program is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.