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.
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:
- ENIN 200 (3.0 units): Foundations of Entrepreneurship
- ENIN 400 (3.0 units): Design Sprint
Option courses (3.0 units) offered online
Choose at least one* of the following courses:
- ENIN 301 (3.0 units): Creative Entrepreneurship
- CHEE 302 (3.0 units): Technical Entrepreneurship** (offered through the Faculty of Engineering)
*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:
- ENIN 140 (3.0 units): Design Thinking
- ENIN 204 (3.0 units): Publicity and Media Relations
- ENIN 205 (3.0 units): Innovation for STEAM (Coming soon)
- ENIN 207 (3.0 units): Envisioning Disruptive Technologies
- ENIN 240 (3.0 units): Explorations in Creativity
- ENIN 340 (3.0 units): Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- GLPH 271 (3.0 units): Global and Population Health
- GLPH 471 (3.0 units): Advanced Global and Population Health
- IDIS 280 (3.0 units): Interprofessional Approaches in Healthcare
- LAW 204 (3.0 units): Corporate Law
- WRIT 250 (3.0 units): Writing in Business Contexts
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?
Queen's Arts and Science Online has several admission categories for students with diverse educational backgrounds. View them all here.
Submit an Application
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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.
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