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Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Available for enrollment in spring 2018, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship interdisciplinary program is targeted to leaders and aspiring leaders in the business sector where innovation, entrepreneurship, continuous improvement, and new venture creation are imperative. The curriculum is specifically designed to cultivate expertise in the techniques, strategies, and business fundamentals required to create, innovate, and sustain new products and services in a variety of industry domains. Learn more about each of our offerings to find your best fit.

This 12-credit graduate certificate is designed to provide you with a solid foundation of entrepreneurship and new venture development. Students in this online program can complete this certificate in as little as 12 months. The program is an ideal choice for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders who work in a corporate environment or for those in a STEM field, such as engineering or information science. The program is equally relevant for professionals who aspire to launch their own start-up company. 

Master of Professional Studies in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A customizable 33-credit program that gives you the opportunity to explore multiple concentrations most relevant to corporate innovation and your professional goals. This online program is ideal for professionals with a minimum of three years of professional experience in a business and/or engineering-related field, such as management, marketing, sales, finance, engineering, research and development (R&D), project management, and technology/IT. Individuals who aspire to launch their own startup may find this program equally beneficial.