The Certificate in Media Entrepreneurialism prepares students to succeed in the ever-changing world of mass communication. Opportunities exist for students to invent new revenue streams or business models for media companies, to create new media products, to work as part of an innovation team for an established media company, or possibly build a new business.

This program provides an understanding of the principles of innovation and entrepreneurialism and the ability to apply these principles to the business of media and digital media. Students develop skills to innovate new forms of media content and distribute that content across various media platforms. 

Why Study at Iowa

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication, established in 1924, has long been recognized as a leader in journalism education. The School has produced thousands of distinguished graduates, some of whom have won Pulitzer Prizes, Peabody Awards, and Emmy Awards.

Small program sizes permit students and faculty to work closely together as a community of learners. 

Course Work

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication administers this certificate and collaborates with the Tippie College of Business in offering course work for the program. The certificate requires a minimum of 27 semester hours of course work. 

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Admission Requirements

The Certificate in Media Entrepreneurialism is open to current University of Iowa undergraduate students who are not concurrently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program.

Students majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication may earn the certificate but may not count it as their second area of concentration.  

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Faculty, Facilities, and Resources

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to provide top-tier resources to its students and faculty. These include facilities such as the Adler Journalism Building and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Resource Center, as well as extensive collections of journals, magazines, and newspapers, and many internship and job placement opportunities. 

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