APU’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate (EIC) students are the problem solvers of TODAY!
This newly revamped graduate certificate guides students through a structured process to test, re-frame, prototype, launch, and finance ideas. This program get students from idea to action, with a support network cheering them on along the way! By leveraging Alaska’s increasingly robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, students are exposed to a variety of methods, opportunities, and connections. This program connects students with our startup ecosystem; speakers, partners, potential investors, and fellow entre- and intra-preneurs.
While many may see entrepreneurship through the single lens of launching a startup, becoming entrepreneurial is something that can benefit everyone. Entrepreneurship education teaches resiliency, autonomy, flexibility, and the ability to adapt to various scenarios and thrive within them.
Who Should Apply?
Anyone who wants to research, test, and launch an idea!
Not a “startup founder”? That’s ok!
Incorporate entrepreneurial learnings into your respective workplace, and become an “intrapreneur”
This certificate program is designed for students who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation. The EIC is a stand-alone, graduate certificate or credits earned may be used towards earning an MBA at Alaska Pacific University. Requirements for admission to the Certificate program are the same as those for the degree program.
The EIC certificate uses approachable, affordable materials throughout the program, with a backbone of tested materials, used by some the most renowned business schools in the country.
By teaching end-user empathy building tools and culturally appropriate market research strategies, this coursework will aid those seeking to take ideas to action in a variety of communities across our state and the North.
Institute & Program Area
APU’s Institute of Business & Public Policy promotes the advancement of knowledge, understanding, and reasoning in Business Administration, Management, and Public Policy. Honoring Alaska’s complex and distinctive organizational and business enterprises, the Institute prepares students to address and engage in stewardship of our peoples and communities, with relevance to the world.
Move on to the next challenge with purpose. Develop your career – or chart a new path – with the APU business degree that’s right for you. We maintain small class size and focus on relevant studies. Our faculty double as mentors throughout your program and beyond graduation. You’ll be among close-knit peers who value cooperation as much as competition. Flexible course schedules include your choice of degree programs delivered online and at night– without sacrificing network building. And our advising makes the most of your time as well as the transfer credits you’ve already earned.