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Interdisciplinary Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The David Eccles School of Business offers an undergraduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Entrepreneurship designed for non-business majors. The Certificate’s innovative and highly collaborative curriculum is intended to complement any major, and teaches students how to create, test, and launch new ventures. If you have questions, contact Brad Williams, Entrepreneurship Program Director, David Eccles School of Business, brad.williams@eccles.utah.edu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are capstone courses?

Capstone courses are designed to give opportunities for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the goals for learning established by their educational institution and major department. You must complete (1) of the following capstone courses to complete the certificate:

  • UGS 4820: Capstone
  • COMM 5170: Evidence-Based Management I
  • COMM 5880: Evidence-Based Management II
  • HIST 5100: Internship in Public History
  • WRTG 4001: Business Plans and Proposals

… or complete the following (2) courses

UGS 3050 and UGS 3051

*Business Students must take their capstone course outside of the business school


What are options courses?

Option courses are course taught by partner colleges outside the David Eccles School of Business. You must complete (1) of the following option courses to complete the certificate:

CHIN 3510COMM 3505COMM 2670ECON 4650
ECON 5380FRNCH 4510HIST 4740HIST 4830
HNKLY 3500JAPAN 3510JAPAN 3525LING 3470
LING 3600PHIL 3310PHIL 3510PHIL 3520
PHIL 3530PTGESE 4510SPAN 4510SPAN 4520
WRTG 3016WRTG 4010WRTG 4030

Or take these two classes to complete the option course requirement

UGS 3050 and UGS 3051

*Business Students must take their option course outside of the business school


Are there prerequisites; could I take more than one?

There are no prerequisites, although we do recommend starting from ENTP 1010 in order to have the most transformative entrepreneurial experience.


If I’m a business (or pre-business) student, can I apply?

Yes, the certificate is open to all majors.

Really, I get general education credit for these entrepreneurship classes?

Yes, ENTP 1010 fulfills (BF) general elective requirement; and ENTP 1020 fulfills (AS) general elective requirement.


How do I apply for the certificate?

You can apply here by filling out a simple application form.