Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate
The Tennessee Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Certificate is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to provide students with the tools necessary to incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship in every field of study. The focus of the program is to provide each student with the opportunity to develop entrepreneurship and innovation skills through problem solving, creativity, working with a team, and practicing effective strategies for meeting needs within the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Business and industry leaders across the full spectrum of job opportunities (from healthcare to journalism) have repeatedly identified these skills as highly desirable in the workforce.
This certificate can be earned by a student in conjunction with a university undergraduate degree while at Tennessee Tech. The certificate will be awarded in addition to the student's undergraduate diploma and will be listed on his/her transcript.
The certificate will be issued through the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and is available to all undergraduate Tech students. The certificate program of study will be administered and monitored by the I&E committee, led by the dean of College of Interdisciplinary Studies, with representation from across the university.
A student earns the certificate by completing requirements in each of the three categories of achievement for Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
- Innovation and Creative Design: 3 hours
- Entrepreneurial Perspective: 6 hours
- Evidence: 6 hours equivalent