Graduate Certificate in Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

The graduate certificate in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship broadens the field of study from beyond the primary focus of starting a new venture to include exploring how one acts more entrepreneurial, takes risks, and creatively introduces new innovations and combinations in organizations both large and small. The foundation of the graduate certificate is the core introductory course, MGT 6280 Entrepreneurship, which introduces students to the concentration and the importance and benefits of entrepreneurship

Visit the program website for additional program information.

Current GWSB Graduate Degree Students: All students in good academic standing enrolled in a graduate degree program within the GW School of Business (GWSB) are eligible to be considered for admission to the graduate certificate program. Current students are required to complete and submit an online application via their student portal. To apply for a grad certificate, please follow the directions found in the Current Student Certificate Application Guide. Please note: Due to the high-level quantitative course work taught in the Business Analytics (BA) graduate certificate program, current GW Masters/MBA students must upload copies of all previous transcripts, including from undergraduate and graduate institutions. These transcripts must be included with the BA graduate certificate application.
Non-GWSB Students: To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Previous academic history, letters of recommendation, demonstrated motivation and aptitude to undertake graduate-level work, and professional experience are all taken into consideration. Please note: Graduate certificate registration does not qualify for federal financial aid, but students may seek private loans to fund their study. To apply, you must complete the online application and provide transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate academic institution as well as a professional resume, one letter of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. GMAT or GRE scores are not needed.
Application Deadlines: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates seeking financial assistance and international students requiring visas are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications, with all required materials, will be considered for admission. Please note: Only the Master of Accountancy (MAccy) program is accepting applications for Summer 2020. No other degree or graduate certificate program has a Summer 2020 enrollment option.
Round 1: Summer-1/15 Fall-1/15
Round 2: Summer-4/1 Fall-4/1
Round 3: Summer-5/1 Fall-5/15
Prior Academic Records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission. International applicants should upload the English-language version of their transcripts or a copy of a credentials evaluation.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
The GW School of Business
Attn: Graduate Admissions
2201 G Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions: ~ 202-994-1212 (phone)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 9 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.

MGT 6280Entrepreneurship
MGT 6282New Venture Initiation
ISTM 6224Management of Technology and Innovation
One course from the following:
MBAD 6263Organizations and Human Capital
MGT 6285Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 6286Creativity and Innovation