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To earn the undergraduate certificate in entrepreneurship, students must fulfill four credits/requirements. Students pursuing the certificate must recognize that the completion of the certificate may involve completing courses in addition to those required for their degrees and may extend their degree completion date by at least one quarter. Classes required for the certificate cannot also be applied towards a student’s core major/minor degree requirements. There are many ways for students to complete the certificate.
Students can complete one or both of the foundational courses. Substitutions can be made but must be approved in advance by the Farley Center.
Depending on their foundational class choices, students have the following options for rounding out the certificate. They must choose two or three of the following options:
Special Topics Courses
- ENTREP 395: Startup Accounting
Independent study with Farley faculty focused on a student idea or INVO (Northwestern Innovation & New Ventures Office) technology
*Weinberg Economics/BIP class
*Segal Design Institute 300-level design class
*Internship with an early-stage company
*Requires prior approval from the Farley Center. To gain approval, declare the certificate and chart your progress, contact Elizabeth Lukehart, Farley Assistant Director and advisor of the certificate program.