Undergraduate degree programs

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Entrepreneurship and innovation

The W. P. Carey certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation invites current undergraduate students from across the university to explore entrepreneurship at large, and in the context of their majors. You’ll learn what entrepreneurship means and how it can be applied to your life. You’ll test the feasibility of ideas and find ways to get funded. You’ll begin to see problems as innovation-inspiring opportunities. And you’ll gain the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to turn your dreams into reality.

Entrepreneurship curriculum

Students will take five courses (15 credit hours) to complete the W. P. Carey certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation — including three required courses (9 credit hours), and two approved capstone courses (6 credit hours) in the student’s major of study. View detailed certificate requirements. Beyond topics related specifically to entrepreneurial business practices, courses will include topics such as social entrepreneurship, arts entrepreneurship, idea generation, and storytelling as additional perspectives for the student entrepreneur.

A number of approved capstone courses are available in business, engineering, the arts, public programs, journalism, and beyond. Additional capstone courses demonstrating content in entrepreneurial concepts and major-specific study will be approved by the program administrator on a case-by-case basis.

Career opportunities

Students who complete the certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation will have their achievements recognized on their transcripts. Career services markets the certificate to potential employers, highlighting the innovative skills that students with this designation can offer.

How to enroll

The W. P. Carey certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation is open to all current undergraduate students at Arizona State University, with the exception of students enrolled in the business entrepreneurship degree program at the W. P. Carey School of Business, or the technological entrepreneurship and management degree program at ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Complete an application through W. P. Carey Advising SOS to enroll in this certificate program.