Audience: Designed for creative thinkers, the Graduate Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship opens opportunities for career growth. This program is ideal for those who wish to gain the fundamental business knowledge needed to commercialize your ideas through corporate ventures or free-standing start-ups.

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 MS in Technological Entrepreneurship or the Part-Time MBA, your graduate certificate can give you a head start.

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

Program Type: Full-time or part-time

Unique Features:

  • Study at a U.S. News and World Report ranked top 40 U.S. research university.
  • Ranked #9 graduate entrepreneurship program by the Princeton Review in 2019.
  • Certificate programs are designed for busy professionals. Courses are offered on our Boston campus on weekday evenings Monday through Thursday and during the day on Saturdays. As a Boston campus based student, you may also complete one course online.
  • Upon successful completion of a graduate certificate program, you may have the option to apply your credits to eligible MBA or master’s programs at Northeastern University.
  • International students who successfully complete a one year, 15-credit graduate certificate program may be eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization. OPT authorization allows for up to 12 months of work eligibility in the U.S.

Class Size: Approximately 30 students per term

Gender Distribution: 28% female, 72% male

International Diversity: 83% of students were born outside of the U.S.

Class Begins: For Boston campus students, there are 3 entry terms each year in January, May, and September.

Class Location: Boston, MA

Class Schedule: On-campus courses are primarily offered Monday–Thursday during the evening. Some courses are also available on Saturdays. Certificate students may take one course online. International students must complete all of their classes on campus.

Credit Hours: 12–15 credits for Boston campus students. International students must complete a total of 15 credits.

Time to Complete: The Graduate Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship 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.

Tuition Costs and Fees: Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you will find the rate next to “Business Administration.

Eligible for International Student Visa? Yes. This program is F-1 visa compliant.

Where Do I Apply? Apply for the Boston campus program using this application. Apply for the online program using this application.

GMAT/GRE Required? No

F-1 Visa Compliant? Yes

Interview Required? International applicants who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency. You may demonstrate this in one of two ways: submit your test score from TOEFL iBT, IELTS, or PTE academic; or complete an intake interview.

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