You have the flexibility of taking individual courses within this program, or, to earn the certificate complete any 8 courses. The certificate demonstrates mastery of innovation and entrepreneurship content as outlined in the certificate.

Visit the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program description for more details.

Application Details

An approved application is required to enroll in Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses to ensure you have the background to benefit from the program. Each application will be evaluated as a whole, taking into consideration both the candidate's academic and professional experience. Below is a profile of a typical student that is admitted into the program. We are looking for a diverse group of innovators, so if your background does not match the typical student profile, we still strongly encourage you to apply.

Typical Student Profile

  • 5 years of work experience
  • ​Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, with 3.0 GPA or above
  • ​Background in management or working in teams
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, with a strong desire to learn

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and there is no deadline.

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Please allow 10 business days for application review.

Sample Application

Note: the application will "time out" after 30 minutes, please save your work frequently using the "Save for Later" button at the bottom of each page.