Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, an inventor, a mid-career professional or someone who is new to the business world, UMass Lowell's online Graduate Certificate Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship can help you gain the competitive edge by giving you the knowledge you need to effectively develop and launch a new business or product and promote and implement corporate entrepreneurship to gain a competitive advantage in the rapidly changing global economy.

Relevant for entrepreneurial or start-up environments as well as the creation of new business opportunities at established organizations, this affordable, high-quality program -- which is offered through UMass Lowell's AACSB-accredited Manning School of Business -- will help you develop fundamental business skills as well as a strong understanding of the new venture creation process.

Available fully online, this four-course program consists of two required courses and two electives. Topics covered include:

  • business strategy
  • corporate experimentation and risk-taking
  • financial forecasting
  • value creation
  • planning and evaluation models
  • market research
  • funding
  • new product development
  • prototyping
  • licensing

Learn More About This Program:

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Sample a Course

Visit UMass Lowell's Graduate Certificate Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship webpage for more details.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $655
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Certificate Application Fee $75
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,995 ($655  x3 credits = $1,965 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

UMass Lowell's Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) — an elite distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.


Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs. Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used towards a related graduate degree with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Students who complete a UMass Lowell graduate certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better may be able to waive the GRE when applying to a related master's degree. Graduate certificate programs must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and no more than one course with a grade below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for other certificates.

For more information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit https://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on certificate program, matriculation and course status. Please contact the Solution Center at 978-934-2000 or TSC@uml.edu to determine eligibility.