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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology Certificate

Empower yourself with the in-demand knowledge you need to work at a technology startup. Through 12 credit hours of online courses, the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology provides a deep dive into the digital and business skills essential for driving innovation. You also have the opportunity to pair core courses with a one-week bootcamp in Silicon Valley.

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Quick Facts

5-10 months

Duration (part or full-time)

9-18 hrs/wk

Time commitment (part or full-time)


Next program start date


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The experiential courses you seek

With our entrepreneurship and emerging technology certificate, work toward your goal of joining and meeting the needs of a technology startup team. Through convenient online courses, develop the entrepreneurial expertise to 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 during the month of January. In this Silicon Valley bootcamp, you’ll gain insights from industry thought leaders as you dive deeper into applied problem-solving.

The in-demand knowledge to stand out

This visionary certificate program is designed for the college graduate who does not hold a degree in either entrepreneurship or emerging digital technologies but who seeks to enter the startup world. These online entrepreneurship courses complement virtually any other area of expertise and give you the user experience, web, research, and general business skills employers look for in the technology field.

Apply to the Online Certificate Program

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

Begin your application today!

Invest in Your Future at Miami

Miami University has been named a top 100 best value nationwide by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology delivers an affordable program that is highly competitive with top schools in the nation. Our unique emphasis on emerging technology adds value to these online entrepreneurship courses.

Certificate Curriculum

Round out your existing skill set to make an impact in the technology and startup sectors with this 12-credit-hour, customizable certificate. Select two online courses in entrepreneurial business models, finance, or creativity, along with two online classes in digital marketing, usability research, or web programming. The program wraps up with a comprehensive bootcamp in either tech startups, programming and development, or digital design to allow you to utilize your new skills.

Curriculum Comparison
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

Interested in a longer graduate program? Learn more about the master's degree in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology at Miami University.

Your Future Starts Here

Empower yourself with the knowledge you need to enter this exciting field with the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology. Gain the skills to enter and confidently work at a startup in the technology space through this career-ready certificate program.