Institute for Entrepreneurship


The JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship provides students with the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, a Certificate in Social Innovation, or a Certificate in Cultural InnovationThe Certificates are open to all students, from any major, whether they already have a business/entrepreneurial background or not. It is also open to students from the M.A. in Art History program and from the Continuing Education programs.

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a state of mind that enables us to identify opportunity and to marshal the resources needed to go from idea to implementation. This transcends the specific objective of creating a new business and applies to any human endeavor. One of the main goals of the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship (IFE) is to bring this message to all our students, regardless of their majors. The Certificate in Entrepreneurship provides students with a taste of the entrepreneurial world early on in their careers. 

Certificate in Social Innovation

The concept of social innovation is gaining momentum among academics and practitioners, becoming the new frontier of social and community development. This movement entails building and strengthening ecosystem interactions and relationships, moving towards an integrated approach to the economic, technological, social and environmental aspects of development. Ultimately, it aims to create sustainability and deliver a sense of equal prosperity. This mindset contributes to the university’s service spirit, promotes an understanding of how everyone can contribute towards a better society, and prepares students for a life of civic engagement. The Certificate in Social Innovation offers students the possibility of observing social change through a holistic and academically transversal approach, while acquiring an entrepreneurial mindset and applying entrepreneurial skills.

Certificate in Cultural Innovation

Highlighting the cross-disciplinary skills that can be acquired at John Cabot University, the award is intended for those students whose inventions can stimulate the arts from any number of perspectives. Perhaps the application is technological, or in the field of communication, or even a literary or cinematic innovation. Collective (group) inspiration is also recognized, as the ability to bring music, film, visual arts, architecture, into the realm of investment and development. The Certificate in Cultural Innovation recognizes those students whose projects and activities benefit the arts, in all their multiplicity. 


Once all the requirements have been satisfied, students should request the certificate by completing the online application form. Students are expected to fulfill all the requirements within one semester.

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