Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship



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 will help you enhance your skills and capacity to make a difference in the world by developing solutions to important problems. 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 created by bachelor of commerce student Samantha Gardner to hear from students who talk about their experience with entrepreneurship.

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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 will enhance your resume and enable you to do your own thing. 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.

Enhance your degree with ease. The certificate enables you to enhance your innovation and entrepreneurial skills as a supplement to your current degree program. Courses that you are already taking for your major may count towards this certificate.

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.

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There is no additional cost to apply for or complete the certificate. 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.

Eligible Faculties

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

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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.

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

Approved Course List

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.


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.

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Integrative Project

After you have completed the required nine credits of core and elective courses, you will 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.

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? Choose a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship today.

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