WHAT a 12 credit certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
WHO currently registered and degree-seeking Ann Arbor campus Masters, Ph.D. and professional students from all schools and colleges
WHY to complement your degree with leadership, business, and innovation skills and stand out to employers
WHEN students are eligible to apply for this certificate at any time during their degree; but it’s best to apply before taking too many ENTR courses

The Details

Fees

You can apply at any time for free if you’re a current graduate or professional student.

Timing

You should meet with a CFE advisor and apply to the program as early in your academic career as possible so we can create a course schedule that works for you. It is strongly preferred (i.e. almost required) that you apply for and are admitted to the certificate BEFORE you register for courses under the certificate.

Tuition

Depending on your school/college and residency status, you may experience a tuition increase by enrolling in this certificate but we’ll tell you the amount before you decide to pursue the certificate. (If you’re curious, go here and compare your school/college and career with “Engineering – Graduate”).

Credits

A minimum of 12 credits are required to complete this certificate, but you’ll more than likely be able to double-count credits between the certificate and your degree.

Courses

  • Students must take ENTR 500 to complete the certificate.
  • Students must take courses from the “Approved Courses” table below.
  • Students are encouraged to submit a petition to count courses that aren’t listed.

Additional Information

Please see the FAQ at the bottom of this page.

Further Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

The Application Process

Meet with a CFE Advisor

Schedule a meeting to discuss tuition, credits, courses, and your proposed plan of study.

Complete a PROPOSED Plan of Study

We can help you complete this when you meet with a CFE advisor, or you can complete this on your own.

Submit Your Application

We’ll then review your application and keep you updated via email.

Approved Courses

Please submit a petition if you’d like to count a course that isn’t listed under the Electives section.



FAQ

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Double Counting
  • You can double-count credits between this certificate and your degree. However:
  • If you’re a Master’s student: Not more than one-sixth (1/6) of the credits required for any given master’s may be double-counted between this
    certificate and your master’s. For example: if your master’s program is 30 credits, you can double-count 5 credits.
  • Double-counted credits cannot exceed 6 credits.
  • Double-counting is not permitted if you’re pursuing a dual master’s degree—in that situation, all credits for the
    certificate must stand alone.
  • Double-counting is not permitted between two certificate programs.
  • No undergraduate courses may be double-counted toward the certificate credit hour requirement.
Courses
  • Students must take courses from the Approved Courses table below.
  • However, students are strongly encouraged to submit a petition to count courses as Electives that aren’t listed under the Electives section.
  • Students must take ENTR 500 to complete the certificate. ENTR 500 can be taken at any time, but it’s strongly encouraged that students take ENTR 500 before any other course.
  • Any Core course may be used to fulfill an Elective course requirement.
  • At least 6 credits of courses must reside under the certificate program on your transcript.
Grading
  • All courses must be letter graded. The only exception is Entrepreneurship Hour, which is only offered Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory for graduate students.
  • Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (“B”) for the courses taken to complete the certificate.
Time
  • Usually, only courses taken during or after the Winter 2017 semester will be counted toward the certificate, but exceptions are made.
  • It is strongly recommended that students be admitted into the program before taking or counting courses toward the certificate.
  • Students admitted during a Winter semester to start the program in the following Fall semester will be able to register for courses under the program before or during June.
  • Students admitted during a Fall semester to start the program in the following Winter semester will be able to register for courses under the program before or during December.
  • Students must complete the certificate within four years.
Your Resume

You can list this certificate on your resume in any way you’d like to bring it to the attention of recruiters and potential employers.

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