Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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CREATE. EXPLORE. MAKE AN IMPACT!

Make your degree distinctive and cultivate skills that enable you to turn ideas into action, setting you apart as a leader who can make change happen! 

The Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) will help you enhance your skills and capacity to make a difference in the world, by identifying and developing solutions to important problems and challenges. Well honed innovative and entrepreneurial skills provide a tangible personal, professional, and financial impact, both locally and globally. The unique benefits of this Certificate, and the growth it fosters, have never been more relevant or significant!

For science and engineering students, this could mean transforming inventions into novel products. For those interested in social innovation and entrepreneurship, this could involve cultivating new solutions to problems such as climate change, food security, or poverty. For those in the arts, this could enable you to bring creative inspiration to life.

Check out this video by eHUB Director, Michael Lounsbury,

for an overview of the Certificate!

 

  

CIE HIGHLIGHTS AT A GLANCE:

  • Interdisciplinary, embedded certificate within participating undergraduate faculties
  • Enroll in any year of your undergraduate degree (see Requirements)
  • No additional certificate fee
  • Credit for eligible courses enrolled in or already completed
  • Learn through project development and experiential learning
  • Professional development and mentoring
  • Networking and cross-faculty collaboration opportunities
  • Resume and career enhancement!

Register Today!

Ready to start making an impact?! Sign up for the certificate by completing the enrolment form.

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Inquiries?!

Email us at:

ehubcie@ualberta.ca

 

 

 

eHUB Ideas Lab

Interested in innovation and entrepreneurship activities and experiences outside of the classroom? The eHUB Ideas Lab, located in HUB Mall, is a safe and inclusive space for students across campus to explore entrepreneurship, and provides students with access to expertise, mentorship and partner networks.

Learn More

 

Hear from fellow students about their experiences with innovation and entrepreneurship in this video, created by Bachelor of Commerce student Samantha Gardner.

Watch The Video

Enhance your degree with ease. Students may enroll in this interdisciplinary, embedded certificate in any year of their undergraduate degree, and at any time during the year. Eligible courses that you are taking, or have already completed for your major may count towards this certificate! This certificate enables you to enhance your innovation and entrepreneurial skills as a supplement to your current degree program. You are not only able to, but are encouraged to take courses from outside your own faculty.

For example, view this video on SEM 330: Exploring Innovation and Entrepreneurship, an excellent core course designed to provide you with pertinent foundational learning that would set you up well for success! 

Make an Impact! Innovation and entrepreneurial skills provide the secret sauce that enhances anyone’s ability to bring about change in the world. The Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will enhance your resume, and enable you to develop, fine-tune, and display your unique skill set. Our alumni are everywhere, and all employers (e.g., in business, government, or the social sector) are looking for more creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial employees. Gain access to professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that can kick start your career!

Practical and Relevant. The certificate embraces experiential learning as a key component, providing an opportunity to develop an integrative project that gets you out of the classroom to identify and develop solutions to important real-world problems. You are encouraged to make your ideas actionable, whether they stem from a previous class or experiences outside the classroom.

ELIGIBILITY

The Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an embedded interdisciplinary certificate; you earn the certificate while completing your undergraduate degree in one of the participating eight faculties (with more faculties to be added in the future). There is no additional cost to apply for or complete this certificate. You are also strongly encouraged to take at least one core or elective course from a different faculty!

Participating Faculties

  • Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences
  • Arts
  • Augustana
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation
  • Native Studies
  • Science

REQUIREMENTS

Twelve course credits are required to complete the certificate. Approved courses are available in all eight participating faculties, and most students will already complete the elective requirements as part of their degree programs. This means that most students will only need to take 2 core courses to complete the certificate! For more information, see the university calendar (listing details pending update for 2023).

  • 6 credits - Core Course (3 credits) + Final Required Course - SEM 331 Integrative Capstone in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • 6 credits — Elective Courses

Approved Course List

Students may enroll in this embedded certificate in any year of their undergraduate degree, and at any time during the year. As noted in the Requirements, students must complete a core course and two elective courses prior to registering for the Final Required Core Course - SEM 331: Integrative Capstone in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students must be registered for, or have completed, SEM 331 prior to university registration and graduation deadlines in order to have the certificate awarded during graduation. At this time, the SEM 331 Capstone course is only available for registration in the Winter Term of each year. 

Students must be in good academic standing at the time they register for the certificate and maintain good academic standing as they pursue the certificate. Students must maintain the continuation GPA of their own program.

No more than half the course requirements for this certificate may overlap with the requirements of another certificate. No more than three of the 12 credits may be transfer credits from other postsecondary institutions. Students will be encouraged to take at least one of the courses (core or elective) in the certificate outside of their home faculty.

Required Final Integrative Project Course

(SEM 331)

After you have completed the required nine credits of core and elective courses, you must enroll in SEM 331 - Integrative Capstone in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This course will give you the opportunity to develop novel ideas and implement entrepreneurship and innovation concepts. You will have access to professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities, as well as some incredible resources, facilities and incubators across campus!

Your project can be completed individually or as part of a team, and you choose the topic and format. Formats can include research posters, videos, podcasts and more. After you complete your project, there are a variety of presentation opportunities to choose from, including pitch competitions and innovation showcases.


Are you ready to make a difference, explore innovative opportunities, and create a lasting impact?

Enroll in the Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship today!

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events calendar

CIE and eHUB associated student events will be posted here. Feel free to email us with your request to include related student or group events here on our calendar!