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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology

Empower yourself with the knowledge you need to launch a career with technology start-ups. The graduate certificate in entrepreneurship and emerging technology provides a deep dive into entrepreneurship and innovation. You also have the option to pair core courses with an on-ground, one-week bootcamp experience in Silicon Valley where you'll learn from industry thought leaders as you dive deeper into applied problem solving.

Quick Facts

5-10 months

Duration (part or full-time)

9-18 hrs/wk

Time commitment (part or full-time)

Fall 2021

Next program start date


Per credit hour (total tuition cost: $11,940)

The experiential learning you seek

Gain the skills you need to meet the needs of the emerging, twenty-first century economy by developing technology-driven entrepreneurial expertise for tech startups. Employ data and ethnographic research, define problems, brainstorm, and then rapidly prototype and test solutions. Plus, you'll have the option to complete one of your courses as a one-week, on-ground bootcamp course in Silicon Valley during the month of January.

The expertise you need to stand out

The certificate is designed for the college graduate who does not hold a degree in either entrepreneurship or emerging technology but who seeks to enter the world of technology startups. The certificate complements virtually any other area of expertise and gives you the in-demand skills top employers are seeking.

Get Started with Admission

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology program, you'll need:

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

Invest in Your Future

Miami University has been named a top 100 best value nationwide by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and our Oxford campus ranked top 20 online college for return on investment by OnlineU. At a total tuition cost of $11,940, the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology delivers an affordable price that is highly competitive with top schools in the nation and other entrepreneurship programs that don't include an emphasis on emerging technology.


Take two courses in entrepreneurial business models, finance, and creativity, along with two classes in digital marketing, usability research, and web programming. Then, participate in a deep-dive boot camp in either tech startups, programming/development, or digital design.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Pick two from the list below: 6
ESP 544 Entrepreneurship: Venture Capital Immersion 3
ESP 651 Creativity, Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Mindset 3
ESP 670 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business Models 3
Pick two from the list below: 6
IMS 513 User Experience Research 3
IMS 519 Digital Branding 3
IMS 617 Interactive Web Programming 3
IMS 585 Technology Entrepreneurship Ecosystems 3
IMS 591, 592, or 593 Tech Startup Bootcamp, Startup Development Bootcamp, or Startup Design Bootcamp 3
Total credit hours 12

Your Future Starts Here

Empower yourself with the knowledge you need to become a leader of tomorrow with the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology.