MIT Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate
Explore entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership through courses, IAP programs, internships, and accelerators during your time at MIT!
The MIT School of Engineering, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship have partnered to launch the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate for undergraduates. Students in the following departments are eligible to participate:
- Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Biological Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Science and Engineering
The Certificate provides engineering students an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and leadership with limited modifications to their existing course of study. Through a combination of additive coursework, co-curricular activities over IAP and one summer term, and immersion into MIT’s vast entrepreneurship ecosystem, students gain diverse skills that will make them better entrepreneurial leaders.
In particular, students explore the theory, practice, and tactics of entrepreneurship, which, when combined with their primary course of study, will enable them to more effectively:
- Launch and lead new entrepreneurial organizations,
- Develop new teams and/or ventures within larger organizations, and/or
- Commercialize technological innovations and research.
For example, students may leverage their experience in pursuing the certificate to become a startup founder, CTO of a business or political entity, or a professor leading a research group.