Certificates

NEW FOR FALL 2019!

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will provide students with an opportunity to learn and develop skills related to innovation and entrepreneurship, starting with ideation (innovation, creativity, design thinking), continuing with how you launch a new venture, and ending with how to manage a new venture.

This certificate is available to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at Dalhousie University.

The Certificate requires the completion of three required courses (9 credit hours in total).

Due to pre-requisites, these courses will need to be taken sequentially, in this order.

To learn more contact uao@dal.ca and visit the Bachelor of Management’s Certificate webpage for more information.


The Entrepreneurship Skills Certificate (ESP) is open to Dalhousie students in all faculties, offered through the Faculty of Management’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship. The program includes three different tracks that have been designed to develop essential entrepreneurial skills.  ESP facilitates the development, growth and success of student-run business ventures. Through extracurricular, individualized, experiential learning, you will apply skills learned in the classroom to your own ventures. Students participating in the program develop personal portfolios that illustrate their entrepreneurial capabilities.  The program is designed to be taken over the length of your time as a student at Dalhousie and therefore shouldn’t extend time to degree completion. Successful students will earn a certificate in entrepreneurship in addition to their associated Dalhousie University academic degree in their field of study.


The Neurotechnology Innovation Certificate is an undergraduate certificate designed to provide foundational knowledge in this multi-disciplinary area. The certificate will also provide an understanding of how neurotechnologies can be translated into applications that are available to patients and consumers – through training in innovation, design, and commercialization.   Neurotechnology is an area of research and application involving technologies that measure and/or modulate brain function. Technologies include hardware, software, and drugs, and have applications in clinical diagnosis and treatment, health promotion and maintenance (including cognitive health), entertainment, and forensics. The undergraduate certificate in Neurotechnology Innovation The Neurotechnology Innovation certificate provides students with knowledge in:

  • Basic neuroscience
  • Neurotechnology
  • Clinical and cognitive neuroscience
  • Computer science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and product design
  • Intellectual property