The Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship is designed for engineering students who intend to start and/or operate their own business and for those who need a solid understanding of the entrepreneurial process as it relates to technology.

You may be able to do some of your certificate work in study abroad. In some cases, transfer credit may count toward the certificate.

Students who complete the certificate program are able to:

  • understand sound business thinking;
  • use team-building skills in small and large companies;
  • understand the entrepreneurial approach to acquiring and managing resources;
  • create a business plan;
  • bridge engineering and business principles; and
  • network with businesses and industries.
Admission Requirements

The certificate program is open to Bachelor of Science in Engineering students who have earned at least 45 s.h. of credit toward the BSE and have a University of Iowa GPA of at least 2.75. Students must be granted the BSE and complete all certificate requirements in order to receive the certificate.

Students must declare their intention to pursue the certificate on MyUI and must apply for admission; visit the Technological Entrepreneurship Certificate web page for more information.


Technological Entrepreneurship
Careers and Outcomes

Iowa graduates have a 95 percent job/grad school placement rate within six months of graduation. Our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs. 

Student Opportunities

In addition to more than 500 student organizations, Iowa students choose from more than 100 study abroad programs and multiple undergraduate research opportunities


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 are great resources for students seeking scholarships. 


The undergraduate Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship requires a minimum of 18 s.h. of credit.

Certificate students study how the entrepreneurial process relates to technology-based businesses. The program is intended for students who would like to develop an understanding of how to manage innovation in business environments as well as those who plan to start and operate their own businesses.

As a technological entrepreneurship student, you’ll learn from a team of faculty members and business leaders who will teach and inspire you. You'll take courses in finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, and related business topics, tailoring your certificate program to your particular interests.

See Technological Entrepreneurship, Certificate in the UI General Catalog to learn about required course work.