Graduate certificate in public health entrepreneurship now available

April 28, 2008
David Murdock

David Murdock

UNC School of Public Health faculty are collaborating with the Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School to offer a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship.

The new certificate program, which launched this spring, offers graduate students, post-docs and fulltime faculty and staff an opportunity to explore how entrepreneurship is changing their fields and how to conceive, plan and execute new commercial and nonprofit ventures.

The program has three tracks: artistic, life sciences and public health entrepreneurship. Plans are underway for tracks in commercial and social entrepreneurship. The certificate requires completion of a nine-credit-hour course sequence taken in parallel with students’ core degree programs.

Dr. Alice Ammerman, professor of nutrition in the UNC Schools of Public Health and Medicine and director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, oversees the certificate’s public health track. For more information, visit www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/centers/cei.

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