Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Certificates

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship includes much more than just the traditional sole proprietor concept. There's also intrapreneurship (corporate entrepreneurship), social entrepreneurship, and global entrepreneurship. No matter what form your new venture might take, to succeed you need to know how to financially analyze the opportunity, how to secure your competitive advantage, how to market your new venture, and ultimately how to manage your new business.

The entrepreneurship certificate will provide you with those skills and also teach you how to leverage your current technical, creative, and industry knowledge in an entrepreneurial context.

The certificate is made up of 12 semester credits, consisting of three core courses (eight semester credits) and one to two elective courses (four semester credits).

Entrepreneurship certificate curriculum
  Course number Course title Credit hours
Core
8 credits
ENTR 7005 Entrepreneurship New Venture Creation 3
ENTR 7089 Capstone in Entrepreneurship & Innovation 3
MGMT 7035 Management of Innovation 2
Electives
4 credits
MGMT 7014 Leadership and Organizations 2
MGMT 7069 International Competitiveness 2
MGMT 7079 Strategy in a Circular Economy: Building Value Chains to Eliminate Waste 2
ENTR 7015 Entrepreneurship & E-Business 3
MKTG 7021 Design Thinking for Business 2
ENTR 7025 Global Entrepreneurship 3
ENTR 7035 Management of Closely Held/Family Business 3
ENTR 7081 Independent Study 1-6
ENTR 7082 Special Topics 1-6

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To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

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Charles Matthews

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Department of Management

3348 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7123

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Bill Gregory

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-5415

Innovation

Innovation is and will always be a major driver of business and societal success, and business schools are doing much to foster innovation worldwide. The opportunities to do more to support innovation are many and the potential to create value is high.

With globalization and technological advances, the pace of change in business has accelerated significantly–many note that we are now in an era of hyper-competition. The successful business must constantly innovate and reinvent itself to stay ahead.

The inter-disciplinary innovation certificate is targeted at anyone engaged in the process of creating and commercializing intellectual property. It includes coursework in marketing, management, design, and entrepreneurship; and gives students a sound understanding of the principles and processes of innovation, and management of the innovation process.

The certificate is made up of 12 semester credits, consisting of four core courses (eight semester credits) and one to two elective courses (four semester credits).

Innovation certificate curriculum
 

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

Core
6 credits

MKTG 7014

Systematic Innovation Tools

2

MGMT 7035

Management of Innovation

2

MKTG 7021

Design Thinking for Business

2

Electives
6 credits

MKTG7012

Marketing Research

4

MKTG7013

Qualitative Research Methods

2

MKTG7015

Buyer Behavior

2

MKTG7035

Marketing Strategy for Managers

2

MKTG7027

e-Marketing (Social Media)

2

ENTR7005

Entrepreneurship

2

MKTG 7020 New Product Development 2

DSGN7021

Design Strategy & Thinking

3

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may also be able to select other electives, with the approval of the Program Director.

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To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

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Dianne Hardin

Executive Director, MS Marketing Program and Assistant Professor - Educator, Department of Marketing

2390 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7384

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Bill Gregory

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-5415

International Business

The international business certificate exposes students to issues in global business, such as cultural differences in management and business practices, economic, political, and regulatory constraints to business practices, differences in customer and market characteristics, etc. A sound understanding of these principles becomes increasingly important as one moves up the career ladder, into more managerial and administrative roles.

This certificate will help students to leverage their deep technical, clinical, or creative background for success in the world of global business. It will teach them research and analytic techniques for managing individual and organizational performance in global business.

The certificate is made up of 12 semester credits, consisting of one core course (two semester credits) and four to five elective courses (10 semester credits).

International Business certificate curriculum
 

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

Core
2 credits

MGMT 7017

Managing Across Cultures

2

Electives
10 credits

ENTR 7025

Global Entrepreneurship

3

FIN 7055

International Finance

3

MGMT 7015

Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics

2

MGMT 7031

Strategic Alliances

3

MGMT 7069 International Competitiveness 2

MKTG 7031

International Marketing for Managers

2

OM 7044

Global Operations Strategy

2

OM 7083

Supply Chain Strategy and Analysis

2

INTB 8002

Study Abroad: Linz, Prague

2

INTB 8003

Study Abroad: Doing Business in Chile

2

INTB 8004

Study Abroad: China

2

INTB 8005

Study Abroad: France, Spain (Doing Business in Europe)

2

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. But they are not meant to be exhaustive. Students may also be permitted, with the approval of the Program Director, to substitute another appropriate course.

Contact us

To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

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Michelle Johns

Assistant Professor - Educator, Academic Director for International Programs, Department of Management

3316 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7932

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Bill Gregory

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-5415