The certificate is a valuable standalone credential but also meant to be a helpful stepping stone. If you later choose to apply for a D’Amore-McKim master’s program, such as the Part-Time MBA, your graduate certificate can give you a head start.

A Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is a fast, cost-effective way to gain business skills and bolster your résumé—without the financial or time commitment of enrolling in a full master’s program.

Program Snapshot

Format

Full-time or part-time

Class Begins

There are three entry terms each year in January, May, and September

Credits

12-15 credits. The minimum required number of credits to earn your certificate is 12, however many students select to take an additional elective in order to broaden their expertise.

Class Schedule

Courses are primarily offered Monday–Thursday during the evening. Students may take one course online. International students must complete all of their classes on campus.

Time to Complete

May be completed over the course of just two semesters, or spread out over as long as three years for campus-based students or over two years for online students. The length of the program will depend on your course selections.

Average Class Size

20 students

GRE/GMAT Requirements

Not required.

F-1 visa compliant?

Yes, full-time study is compliant with F-1 visa requirements. Part-time study is not compliant.

STEM Designated?

No.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

CPT is not offered at this time.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Yes. International students on an F-1 visa that study on our Boston campus may become eligible to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months after completing their program.

Part-time study is not eligible for OPT.

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About our students

Average over the past three years

Women31%
Men69%
International Students82%
Average Work Experience3 years

Undergraduate Majors Represented

Architecture
Business Administration
Computer Science
Economics
Electronics & Communication
Engineering
Management

Top Industries Represented

Consulting
Financial Services
Real Estate
Research Assistant
Technology

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