The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GCEI) is comprised of graduate classes currently offered through the Business Administration M.B.A. curriculum. The Graduate Certificate is designed for those students wishing to gain knowledge or update their knowledge in the specific area of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Graduate Certificate is not a degree program and completion of this program indicates an expertise in a narrow specialty, not general expertise in all areas of business.


For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Construct feasibility analyses for scalable new ventures.
  • Develop investor quality business plans that can address the possibility of evolving opportunity as the context changes over time.
  • Investor quality business plans to guide the funding of new ventures during both the startup phase and ongoing operations.
  • Develop an operations strategy, involving integrated production and distribution of goods and services as necessary, for scalable new ventures.


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Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Graduate Coordinator

Yong Li, Ph.D.

Professor, Lee Professor of Entrepreneurship; Research Director for Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation


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