About this Program

As entrepreneurs come from a variety of different backgrounds and launch businesses in different sectors of the economy, the ODU undergraduate Entrepreneurship Certificate is open to all ODU students. If you are interested in starting a new venture in public, private, or non-profit sector, the certificate program will offer you the skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for your career aspirations.

Program Highlights

  • Certificate is available to all majors university-wide.

  • Advance your career using an entrepreneurial approach.

  • Opportunities to solve real-world startup problems.

  • One-on-one advising on academic and professional development.

  • Opportunities for hands-on experience and experiential learning.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Undergraduate Certificate
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Chief Executives

$196,050 Median Salary

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Online Merchants

$75,740 Median Salary

Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.


What are the requirements to apply for Entrepreneurship at ODU?
Students entering the Undergraduate Certificate program in Entrepreneurship should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

Degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students may pursue the coursework in this certificate. Degree-seeking applicants will be required to have an earned high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, along with junior or senior standing at the University. Those students who transfer from other post-secondary institutions will supply official transcripts of their prior course work. Non-degree seeking students are expected to have a similar background, but may enroll in course work without submitting formal documentation of prior work. Those whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score of 230 on the computer-based TOEFL or 80 on the TOEFL iBT.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid


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