Move farther, faster.

Turn an idea into a new business or champion ideas. Lead teams in developing ideas or accelerate ideas into actionable plans. Develop a mindset that is focused on removing fear and thinking like an entrepreneur to get you further, faster in any field or industry. With 3 innovation districts, St. Louis was named the #1 startup city in America by Popular Mechanics and the fastest growing market for tech-startup jobs in the country by digital media platform Mashable. 


The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is a 12-credit-hour program that can be completed in as few as two semesters (taking 6 credit hours per semester) or up to four semesters (taking 3 credit hours per semester). The program is designed for curious, resilient self-starters who want to create better outcomes for their own startup or for companies where they work. The certificate program offers three tracks from which to choose:

General — for individuals seeking to develop, launch and scale startup ventures in any industry or for those seeking to lead innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives in organizations of any size

Social — for individuals interested in developing, launching and scaling non-profit or community-based ventures or those seeking leadership or change-agent roles in non-profit or community-based organizations

Technology — for individuals seeking to develop, launch and scale technology-based ventures or ventures supported by technology-based operations or for those seeking leadership or change-agent roles in technology-based organizations of all sizes

Throughout the program, students will learn practical, real-world skills including pitching, sales, finance, networking, leading, branding, design thinking, system thinking and change management.

Four Classes in Total:

Choose Two of the Following Classes:

EDUC 5612: Intrapreneurial Leadership

ENT 5614: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

EDUC 5616: Accelerate Intrapreneurial Experience

ENT 5618: Accelerate Entrepreneurial Experience

Choose a Track and Any Two Elective Classes from that Track’s Available List:

Click here for a complete list of all of the elective classes.

Career Opportunities

Business Owner

Business Consultant

Product/Brand Manager


Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Vice President of Innovation

Innovation Manager

Serious Education. Serious Value.

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship at UMSL is an interdisciplinary program earned through our College of Education and our internationally recognized College of Business Administration, ranked among the top two percent of business schools in the world thanks to dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting.

Our innovative certificate programs are designed to provide specialized knowledge, skills and training in a flexible format, and in a short amount of time. Completing a certificate program can help set you apart, sharpen your competitive edge, boost your earning power and advance in your profession.

You’ll learn from highly qualified educators and practicing entrepreneurs who hold terminal degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions. They’re not only academics, but business practitioners, entrepreneurs and active consultants who bridge the classroom with the real world.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis provides the knowledge, resources, tools, skills and support students will need to be successful in our programs. Designed to accommodate busy adults, the flexibility of this program enables students to boost their credentials while balancing work, family and school life. UMSL is committed to increasing access to higher education, and as such, is consistently ranked number one in affordability in the St. Louis region.

College of Business Administration
Graduate Business Programs
104 Anheuser-Busch Hall
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Office of Graduate Admissions
121 Woods Hall
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121