Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Buerk Center's certificate in entrepreneurship prepares University of Washington graduate and PhD students for the world of start-ups and new technology enterprises. Our emphasis on cross-campus involvement means you'll take entrepreneurship courses alongside students from other disciplines, work with UW inventors on their market-ready applications, and have the opportunity to apply for fellowships in UW technology ventures or local angel funds. Certificate students, whose disciplines range from engineering and architecture to drama and medicine, take classes, gain real-world experience, and network with the region's most innovative entrepreneurs. Working together, students bring ideas to life through entrepreneurship competitions and the new Foster Accelerator.

*Please note: This certificate is only open to currently enrolled, degree-seeking University of Washington graduate students.

Contact: Samantha Ogle, Buerk Center Assistant Director of Graduate Programs in Entrepreneurship, at samogle@uw.edu or 206.616.8687.

Foster MBA Students UW Graduate Students
The MBA Graduate Entrepreneurship Certificate is open to all full-time and part-time Foster MBAs. On a space available basis, the certificate is also open to Foster TMMBA, GEMBA, and MSIS students. The Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate (TEC) is open to all UW graduate and PhD students from a variety of disciplines such as engineering, medicine, law, built environments and public administration.

Students who pay their tuition through the Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) program are not eligible.
Curriculum: View 2013-2014 MBA Entrepreneurship Certificate Curriculum: View 2013-2014 TEC Entrepreneurship Certificate
Application: Send the Entrepreneurship Certificate Application Form to samogle@uw.edu.

There are no application deadlines.
Application:  Send the Entrepreneurship Certificate Application Form to samogle@uw.edu.

There are no application deadlines.
Registration: Once accepted into the program, MBAs register for ENTRE classes through their regular bidding system. You receive priority access into ENTRE core classes as space allows. Registration: Once accepted into the program, students receive priority registration for Entre classes. The day before registration opens, instructions are emailed to students. Seats are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. View the MBA Registration Calendar for upcoming deadlines. Email mbaregis@uw.edu with inquiries.
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