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Entrepreneurship Certificate for Graduate Students

The Entrepreneurship Certificate for graduate students is offered through the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE) in the Scheller College. This certificate focuses on the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to successfully start a new venture, participate in an entrepreneurial company, or manage an entrepreneurial unit of a larger corporation.

This certificate is designed to prepare students to work as self-employed individuals, as members of new and/or small businesses, or as members of larger firms that practice entrepreneurial management. This program explores the processes through which new businesses are created and effectively managed.

Students must complete three required courses and one elective. Course information is subject to change.

Required Courses (9 Hours)
MGT 6111 - Innovation and Entrepreneurial Behavior OR MGT 6198 Corporate Entrepreneurship for Global Competitiveness
MGT 6789 - Technology Ventures OR MGT 6165 Venture Creation
MGT 6086 - Private Equity & Entrepreneurial Finance
Electives (3 Hours)

MGT 4610 - Law, Management & Economics
MGT 6056 - E-Commerce
MGT 6059 - Emerging Technologies
MGT 6066 - Corporate Restructuring
MGT 6106 - Teamwork in Organizations
MGT 6107 - Leadership and Organizational Change
MGT 6110 - Negotiation and Conflict
MGT 6111 - Innovation and Entrepreneurial Behavior (if not used as a required course for Certificate)
MGT 6190 - Current Thinking in Strategy
MGT 6198 - Corporate Entrepreneurship for Global Competitiveness (if not used as a required course for Certificate)
MGT 6308 - Strategic Brand Managment
MGT 6326 - Collaborative Product Development
MGT 6799 - Legal Issues in Technology Transfer
MGT 6811 - Integrative Management Analysis
MGT 8803 - Special Topics: Competing in Life Sciences
MGT 8803 - Special Topics: Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 8803 - Strategic Entrepreneurship

Visit OSCAR to view electives currently offered and for course descriptions

Download the application form


Applications must be emailed during the semester of graduation. Email applications or questions about the certificate to .

Opportunities to link course work with emerging high-tech ventures are available through the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology  (GCATT), Georgia Tech's high-tech business incubators.

Contact Faculty Director, Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE) with questions.