Oct 23, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022

Post-Master's Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Business) [Graduate]


The Post-Master's Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a free-standing certificate program targeted primarily to doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows (PDFs), and would be of particular interest to students in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. The certificate program would provide individuals with the competencies to manage technology innovation and commercialization processes as well as to generate business plans and ideas. The certificate program focuses on innovation management, from idea generation through feasibility studies all the way to market launch. The program focusses on knowledge and skill development in the areas of identifying opportunities, facilitating innovation and development, managing intellectual property, understanding innovation systems and processes, and building new organizations and markets. The certificate consists of a total of 12 credits, two required courses and two elective courses chosen from a set list. Students completing the certificate program have the option to apply the certificate credits toward completion of an MBA degree.

Doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows at the University of Alberta may apply to pursue the Post-Master's Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Admission decisions will be made by the MBA Program Office on the basis of the student's letter of intent and letter of support from their academic advisor, in the case of doctoral students, or the supervising faculty member in the case of the postdoctoral fellow.

Certificate Requirements


Students are required to complete the following requirements:

  • ★6 required courses
  • Two ★3 elective courses from a set list.

Students will be required to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.7 and upon completion of the above certificate requirements, will receive the Post-Master's Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Length of Program


Students enrolled in the Post-Master's Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will typically complete the requirements over two years. Students must complete all certificate requirements within four years.