Corporate Entrepreneurship

Volume 1: 2019.2020

Effective 1 June 2019 through 31 May 2020

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Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology, and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The graduate certificate program in corporate entrepreneurship at the Walker School of Business & Technology is designed to provide prospective corporate entrepreneurs with knowledge, skills and competencies needed to understand, develop, analyze and implement entrepreneurial initiatives within their companies. Corporate entrepreneurship is more than just new product development; it includes innovations in services, channels, brands and intellectual property models. The courses explore how corporate entrepreneurs can employ existing resources and use innovation practices to function as an entrepreneur within a firm. In addition, the courses will provide a process by which a corporate entrepreneur within a proven company can create, nurture, launch and achieve success in a new venture that is distinct from the existing company but leverages present company assets, market position, capabilities or human and material resources.


To complete the certificate, students must complete a total of 12 credit hours comprised of the following four three credit hour courses:

  • ENTR 5000 Entrepreneurship Process, Methods & Innovation (3 hours)
  • ENTR 5200 Corporate Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
  • FINC 5860 Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital (3 hours)
  • ENTR 6000 Walker School Business Plan Competition (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admissions
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119