Certificates of Graduate Study in Entrepreneurship (COGS)

Certificates of Graduate Study in Entrepreneurship (COGS)

Certificates of Graduate Study in Entrepreneurship (COGS)


Entrepreneurial Mindsets are in demand. Employers, alumni, and CEOs from across industries agree that an entrepreneurial approach to activities and outcomes – being drawn to opportunities, innovation, and value creation - is essential for success in today’s business world.

Rowan’s Entrepreneurship Certificates of Graduate Studies (COGS) options leverage the vast entrepreneurial resources available for students to develop as leaders, think more entrepreneurially, and find new ways to create value.

Each of the three Entrepreneurship COGS has a focused theme allowing students to tailor their learning experience to match career goals and interests:

Certificate of Graduate Study in Leading Innovative Organizations

The Leading Innovative Organizations COGS helps students apply an alternative way of thinking to assist in solving difficult issues for government, business, and the non-profit sectors. The Leading Innovative Organizations COGS also focuses on the transformation of Human Resource Management, diverse and complex business environments, processes that enhance individual and organizational performance, and advanced topics in entrepreneurship.


Each COGS is a valuable stand-alone credential for those seeking to refresh skills in their current roles. The COGS program can each also serve as a micro-credential on the way toward earning a degree, allowing students to sample content prior to being formally admitted into Rowan’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Entrepreneurship Area of Concentration.

The COGS are also ideal for those who have not yet taken the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as GMAT scores are not a requirement for admission to the COGS program.

Students who wish to later pursue the MBA Program at Rowan may have all COGS credits transferred into the MBA degree to satisfy an Entrepreneurship Area of Concentration; for this option, students must work with their Academic Advisor to ensure courses selected will satisfy Area of Concentration requirements.



Each of the three Entrepreneurship Certificates of Graduate Studies (COGS) requires the completion of 9 credits (3 courses).


  • 3 Courses / 9 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No


Leading Innovative Organizations

Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
ENT 06505 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3
HRM 06605 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MGT 06520 Global Leadership and Organization Culture 3
ENT 06599 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 3



Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy

Program accepts transfer credit at the discretion of the RCB Graduate Business Programs Director.


Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.


  • Completed Rowan Global Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Current professional resume

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1