If you’re considering the graduate certificate in entrepreneurship, you’re probably an innovator and a risk-taker. You’re determined to put a daring idea to work. But do you have the follow-through skills to make your plan happen?

Course work in this certificate shows you how to seize an opportunity, make it operational, and finance and market its success.

Faculty who have a track record in entrepreneurship interact with you one on one and step by step on class assignments. Those same faculty, who have notable expertise in areas of entrepreneurship, may have written your class material. Because the program is customer focused, you get feedback on assignments within 24 hours and you don’t have to wait for responses to your email.

If you’re not ready to begin Ball State’s nationally ranked master of business administration (MBA), the certificate will show your employer that you’re serious about bringing innovation to your position.

Program Requirements

You’ll complete four courses related to the planning and strategy of running startups or larger businesses. When you complete this program, you’ll have 12 graduate credits toward your MBA with an entrepreneurship concentration.




  • MGT 640 Entrepreneurial Innovation (3 credits)
  • MGT 647 Entrepreneurial Planning and Feasibility (3 credits)
  • MGT 649 Entrepreneurial Strategy (3 credits)
  • BUSA 601 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance (3 credits)

If you already have the undergraduate equivalent of ACC 501 or BUSA 601, you may instead choose one of the following courses:

  • MBA 601 Entrepreneurial Leadership and Ethical Reasoning
  • MBA 671 Marketing Management
  • MKG 625 Professional Selling and Practices
  • MKG 630 Customer Relationship Management
  • MKG 635 Sales Management

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If you’re prepared to take the next step in your academic or career journey, then we want you at Ball State. Please review the criteria and steps necessary for admission. Apply now.

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