The Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Creativity offers an innovative approach to the increasingly complex and changing business environment.
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The program includes four major elements:
- A toolkit of basic principles and skills for the study and practice of entrepreneurship and business startup
- Basic grounding in the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship, which focuses on the social, as well as the economic value, of entrepreneurial activity
- Analysis of the broader context of entrepreneurship, drawing on perspectives from Arts & Sciences disciplines to examine social, economic, historical, and cultural forces that influence the subject
- Multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives for examining creativity, leadership, and innovation as important elements of entrepreneurial thinking and behavior.
The course work and instruction associated with the program is both theoretical and experiential, enabling you to apply course information to your current and prospective work environments.
While this is considered an undergraduate certificate program, all students, with different levels of academic background and professional experience, and whose goals and interests in entrepreneurship and leadership are consistent with the program goals, may apply to the program or register for the courses as long as they have met program admission requirements and course prerequisites.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Creativity is a 24-unit certificate program, composed of required courses and elective courses. All courses, required and elective, are University College evening courses.
Required Courses (15 units)
Required courses provide basic information, skills, and tools with which to understand and practice entrepreneurship, both in the conventional sense of business startup and the broader sense of social entrepreneurship, and provide strategies for effective leadership and management in a variety of entrepreneurial work environments.
Elective Courses (9 units)
Elective courses, which must be drawn from Arts & Sciences disciplines, place entrepreneurship and creativity in a broader historical and intellectual context, and provide different perspectives, examples, and applications associated with creativity, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial activity.
Subject to approval, students may select other relevant evening courses, or day courses, to be used as program electives. All courses also may be taken on a stand-alone basis.
In order to be considered for admission to the Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Creativity, you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in previous college coursework, including at least one college-level English composition course and one other college-level course, each with a grade of B or better.
Below is a list of requirements for an application to the Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Creativity certificate at University College. Your application will be reviewed once all requirements are received.
Policies and Procedures
Undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs offered by University College are offered through Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Business-related programs in University College are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).