Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity

Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate is the first of its kind, bringing together nine different Faculties, Schools, Departments and service units. Housed within the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Dan School of Drama and Music, this certificate was designed to allow students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and to execute entrapreneurial innovation. Students will have the opportunity to study and practice skills in marketing and promotion as well as finance and business planning. Through a variety of interdisciplinary courses, students will be challenged to brainstorm, research, design, and present a new product or service to peers, end users, leadership teams, potential investors and to online and digital publics.

Program Plan

This certificate program consists of 15.0 units. 6.0 of these units are required courses, while the other 9.0 units can be selected from a set of option courses - option courses offered fully online are listed below. 

Core courses (6.0 units) offered online

Take the following two courses:

Option courses (3.0 units) offered online

Choose at least one* of the following courses:

*Students who want to learn about creative and technical entrepreneurship may complete and count both ENIN 301 (3.0 units) and CHEE 302 (3.0 units) toward the 15.0 credits required for this Certificate. Students who opt to complete and count both ENIN 301 and CHEE 302 only need to complete 3.0 units from the list of eligible “Innovation-Centric” courses below.

**Students who have taken CHEE 310 (3.0 units) (no longer offered) may substitute CHEE 310 (3.0 units): Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship for CHEE 302 (3.0 units): Technical Entrepreneurship. Students may count only one of these courses toward their QEIC plan.

“Innovation-Centric” Option courses (6.0)

Take two of the following courses, or both of the above listed option courses plus one from the list below:

Note: If you are also in a degree program, only 6.0 units from your degree program or the certificate can count towards both. For example, to graduate with both a 3-year degree and this certificate, you would need a total of 99.0 units (instead of 90.0 units).

No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.

For the most up-to-date and accurate program plan information, please see the Arts and Science Academic Calendar.

How do I apply?

Admission Requirements

Queen's Arts and Science Online has several admission categories for students with diverse educational backgrounds. View them all here

Submit an Application

To apply for a Queen's online program, simply submit an online application directly through our website here.

Current Queen's Students

Current Queen's students wishing to add a certificate to their degree, please see the "Current Queen's Students" section on the Admission Requirements page for more information.

How Online Learning Works

Click here to learn more about when to access your course, time commitments, exams and more.