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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate

The University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Mike Cottrell College of Business offers the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate. The certificate may be completed as part of the Cottrell MBA program or as a non-degree seeking graduate certificate. 

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate will prepare students for success in starting new ventures, developing corporate innovations, and/or enhancing their careers with an attitude of entrepreneurial empowerment. This particular certificate provides added value through education in entrepreneurial creativity, innovation and processes suited for all sizes of organizations.

Application Deadline

Summer - May 10

Quick Facts

Classes meet twice a week in Cumming
Program offered summer semester
Certificate completed in 12 weeks
All degrees may apply
Complete for certificate only or part of the MBA program

Program Questions?

Steven M. Kronenberg
Mike Cottrell College of Business
Director of Graduate Programs
(470) 239-3123

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Certificate Non-Degree


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • Required supplemental items
    •  Resume
    • Two years of professional work experience or permission of the MCCB Director of Graduate Programs.
    • 500-word personal statement describing your interest in achieving a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and why you feel you will be successful in this program.

Applying to UNG

Submit the Graduate Admissions online application.
  • Select Graduate Level Certificates-Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

Submit one set of transcripts from each institution confirming bachelor's or master’s degree.

  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.  Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.


Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal.
Appeals must be submitted to:
Graduate Admissions
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001
  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

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