The goal of the certificate program is to provide a basic but well-rounded introduction in entrepreneurship skills to Georgia Tech graduate students. The program is designed to address the needs of graduate engineering students who wish to learn how to develop into the role of small business owner, member of a start-up enterprise, or innovative entrepreneur in a large company. The courses in the program explore the processes through which technical firms are created and effectively managed.
Although this certificate is not available to management students, the advanced courses are open to all graduate students, creating an opportunity for students to work in cross-functional teams. Faculty members of the Georgia Tech Program for Engineering Entrepreneurship have experience in commercializing high-tech products or shepherding a company through the start-up process. Guest speakers from industry provide the opportunity for students to learn first hand about their successes and failures.
Graduate students from all programs may take the courses offered as part of this certificate. The certificate will be awarded by the Center for Entrepreneurship to those engineering students who successfully complete the program requirements and earn a graduate degree from one of Georgia Tech's degree granting academic units. The requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship will typically satisfy the minor requirements for the Georgia Tech PhD degree. The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship is not available to management students. Management students interested in a certificate program should refer to the requirements for the non-engineering focused Entrepreneur Certificate offered through the College of Management. Please contact David Ku at with any questions.
Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 across all four courses required for the Certificate. Students should have no more than one C in any of the courses required for the Certificate. The credit requirements for the Certificate for Engineering Entrepreneurship are 12 semester hours.
Note that these courses are popular and may not be offered every term. There are no guarantees that courses will be open. The Certificate is not designed to be completed in a single term.
6753 - Principles of Management for Engineers
This course should be taken before the other courses. If you do not follow this order, the professor may ask you to drop the other courses.
6789 - Technology Ventures
This capstone course should be taken after the other courses.
These two courses and one of the suggested electives, 6799 - Legal Issues in Engineering Entrepreneurship, are cross-listed under MGT and ME.
MGT 6000 - Financial and Managerial Accounting I
MGT 6028 - Financial Reporting Tech Firms
MGT 6060 - Financial Management
MGT 6078 - Finance and Investments
MGT 6085 - Entrepreneurial Finance
MGT 6086 - Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
MGT 6101 - Managing Human Resources
MGT 6106 - Teamwork in Organizations
MGT 6110 - Negotiation and Conflict
MGT 6111 - Innovation and Entrepreneur Behavior
MGT 6127 - Business Communications
MGT 6176 - Managing the Growing Firm
MGT 6198 - Corporate Entrepreneurship for Global Competitiveness
MGT 6306 - Business to Business Marketing
MGT 6318 - Marketing Technology
MGT 6325 - Product Planning
MGT 6326 - Collaborative Product Development
MGT 6772 - Managing Resources of the Technological Firm
MGT 6773 - Strategic Management of Technology-Based Venture
MGT 6799 - Legal Issues in Engineering Entrepreneurship
MGT 8803 - Business and the Environments
Two electives are required for the certificate.
After completion of the courses, provide a hard-copy print of your web transcript showing the grades from the required four courses to Deidra Johnson, the administrative assistant for David N. Ku, and fill out the Certificate request.