Students who pursue the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management develop a solid foundation in entrepreneurial management, professional leadership, and communication skills that prepare them for a variety of career opportunities or to start their own business. They are able to apply their innovative problem-solving and critical thinking skills to contemporary issues, to develop strategies to seize upon opportunities, and to build and lead successful teams. 

As an entrepreneurial management student, you’ll learn from a team of faculty members and business leaders. You will study the entrepreneurial approach to acquiring and managing resources; develop team-building skills; participate in experiential learning opportunities; and network with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Why Iowa?

Iowa's Entrepreneurial Management program is designed to help students acquire an entrepreneurial mindset that will prepare them to launch new ventures or manage growing companies. The certificate program focuses on innovation and creativity; the ability to recognize, evaluate, and seize opportunities; and skill in strategic business planning.

The Entrepreneurial Management Institute works with top students to help them develop career advancement skills. Experienced business professionals and entrepreneurial leaders provide strategic career development training. Activities include seminars on developing professional résumés, creating extensive personal networks, networking with successful Iowa CEOs and business leaders, and making connections for internships and job placement.

Admission Requirements

This certificate program is open to current University of Iowa undergraduate students and to individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree and are not enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program, except for students earning the BBA in management (entrepreneurship management track) or the BA in enterprise leadership.


Entrepreneurial Management

The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Scholarships are available to first-year, transfer, and currently enrolled students. For additional details on scholarships for your program of study, check directly with the department or college. 

The Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid also are great resources for students seeking scholarships. 


The undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management requires a minimum of 18 s.h. of credit in core courses and electives.

See Entrepreneurial Management in the UI General Catalog  to learn about required course work for the certificate.