Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Professional Certificate
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply

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Overview

The Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program teaches you essential skills and effective strategies for working in and managing innovative organizations – and for starting new ones. In online innovation courses designed to engage and inspire, you will learn by doing from some of Stanford’s best in the field.

Be prepared to get out of your chair and use your whole brain, because creativity and innovation take practice.

You Will Gain

  • A greater understanding of the tools that every innovative organization needs to succeed
  • A wider and deeper set of innovation skills, customized to fit both your organization’s needs and your career goals
  • A greater understanding the best and most current research on innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Deeper insights into the people you are serving - a powerful tool for innovation
  • The joy of learning from and engaging with some of Stanford’s smartest and most entertaining teachers
  • Personal feedback and advice from Stanford’s team of innovation coaches
  • A greater capacity to keep honing your innovation skills for years after you’ve completed the program – we teach participants how to keep learning and, in turn, to teach what they learn to others

Who Should Enroll

  • Leaders of innovative teams, or teams that wish to be innovative
  • Professionals from startups, Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and the public sector
  • Marketing, sales, finance, and project management teams
  • Engineers and project team leads who want to be more creative
  • Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs

Earning the Certificate

This certificate is offered online. Courses may be taken in any order and are self-paced. You have the flexibility of taking individual courses within the program or earning the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate by completing eight courses.

Each course consists of online lecture videos, self-paced assignments and a final exam. A discussion forum allows you to interact with the teaching team and others who are enrolled in the course. The teaching team also provides feedback on select assignments.

You can earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) for taking courses in the SI&E program to maintain Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification

Application

Program requires an accepted application. Applications may be submitted online. Sample Application

Prerequisites

  • 5 years work experience
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Background in management or working in teams
  • An entrepreneurial and innovative spirit

Each application will be evaluated as a whole, taking into consideration both your academic and professional experience. If you do not have all the prerequisites but still wish to be considered for the program, we encourage you to submit your application.

Tuition

  • $995 per online course
  • $75 one-time document fee

Time to Complete Certificate

The program’s online courses are self-paced and available on-demand for 60 days after the date of enrollment. This enables you to complete the program at your own pace. Each course takes roughly 10-12 hours to complete depending on your familiarity with the topic and experience with online learning.

Our pacing recommendation for courses of this length is to complete each course within 45 days. To be on track, we recommend that you plan to spend approximately two hours per week on the course.

Questions

650-741-1581
stanford-innovation@stanford.edu
create.stanford.edu

Submit an inquiry to receive more information.

Choose any 8 courses:

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Empathize and Prototype: A Hands on Dive into the Key Tools of Design Thinking
XINE214
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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The Power of Stories to Fuel Innovation
XINE217
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Leading Collaborative Teams
XINE226
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Leading Innovation
XINE229
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Scaling Excellence: How You Can Help Make it Happen
XINE232
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Demand Creation: The Secrets of Driving Growth
XINE235
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Innovating Through Value Chains
XINE241
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Simple Rules for Strategy Driven Innovation
XINE246
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Building Business Models
XINE249
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Financing Innovation: Valuing Projects and Firms
XINE251
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Product Marketing Essentials
XINE254
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset
XINE257
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
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Negotiation: How to Get (More of) What You Want
XINE260
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
  • Open for Enrollment: Online - Available
Innovation: Lessons on Leadership You Can’t Live Without
Lessons on Leadership You Can’t Live Without
XINE002