Why earn a certificate in entrepreneurship?

UND offers a non-degree program for non-business majors to learn about business and administrative functions to provide career enhancement.

Studying entrepreneurship at UND means learning how to make big ideas come to life. You'll get hands-on experience working with real clients on real projects, and have an opportunity to learn with men and women who have started where you are now — and succeeded. But as any successful entrepreneur will tell you, building something built to last takes more than just a concept. It means understanding business inside and out.

This program will appear on student transcripts to provide official recognition for completion of this educational experience.

UND's Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate

  • Gain investment experience using real money at the Dakota Venture Group, a student-managed venture fund.

  • This kind of training is unique: UND has one of just five Schools of Entrepreneurship in the country.

  • Develop product and business ideas on campus at the Center for Innovation, Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center and James Ray Idea Lab.

UND Entrepreneurship Graduates


Average salary of recent UND Entrepreneurship grads

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Entrepreneurship alums who are employed or in grad school

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Designed to provide non-business majors with skills they need, many who earn a Entrepreneurship Studies Certificate have:

  • Used entrepreneurship skills to move up within company
  • Open new business
  • Paired with undergraduate major to make resume stand out

Entrepreneurship Certificate Course Requirements