Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, offered in an inter-disciplinary framework through the Nault Center for Entrepreneurship in conjunction with the Colleges of Business Administration, Engineering, and Health Sciences, offers students the opportunity to do graduate-level study that focuses on the various aspects of Entrepreneurship. Students study the various areas of Entrepreneurship including identification of new technology opportunities, development of strategies to commercialize new innovations, critical skills in business planning for new ventures, various frameworks for new venture formation and development of financing strategies and frameworks to provide capital to create and grow new ventures and how these topics relate to knowledge and technology-based business opportunities. A particular focus will be provided for students interested in the entrepreneurial aspects of Life Sciences and Biotechnology businesses.

The Graduate Certificate offers students flexibility in class scheduling and focused course work. Graduates will develop the specialized skills needed to create and grow new business ventures and to work effectively in leadership roles in new business ventures as a part of an inter-disciplinary management team. In addition to Business and Engineering students, the certificate is also intended for graduate students from other disciplines who are interested in broadening their perspectives in entrepreneurship. Participation is open to all graduate students admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of South Florida.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.