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Graduate & Professional I&E Certificate - Current Students

Certificate Requirements

To complete the I&E Certificate, students take two electives, a required Business Fundamentals course, and a Narrative Design Seminar. Students must complete all courses by the time they graduate from their primary academic program. Read more about these requirements and exceptions below.

Electives

Choose two electives from the following list. Please note that not all electives are offered every semester. Review current I&E course offerings here.

I&E 510 / PUBPOL 511 Social Innovation Practicum
I&E 579 / ENERGY 579 Climate Tech Startups and Investors
I&E 590* / PUBPOL 590 / GLHLTH 690 Global Health Practicum
I&E 590* / HLTHMGMT 898 New Ventures Clinic – Healthcare
I&E 710 Research Tech Translation
I&E 720 Design in Healthcare 1 / BME 790L Advanced Biomedical Design I / INTERDISC 407C Duke Design Health Fellows Program / HLTHMGMT 898: Design in Healthcare 1: Discover
I&E 721 Design in Healthcare 2 / BME 774L Advanced Biomedical Design II / INTERDISC 407C Duke Design Health Fellows Program / HLTHMGMT 898: Design in Healthcare 2: Design
I&E 722 Design in Healthcare Deploy / BME 790L Advanced Biomedical Design III / INTERDISC 407C Duke Design Health Fellows Program / HLTHMGMT 898: Design in Healthcare 3: Deploy
I&E 748 / STRATEGY 848 New Ventures: Discover
I&E 750 / STRATEGY 849 New Ventures: Develop
I&E 752 / STRATEGY 851 New Ventures: Deliver
I&E 835 / PHARM 835 Innovations in Drug Development
BME 788 Invention to Application: Healthcare Research Commercialization
CLP 217 Allied Health – Community Engaged Approaches to Health Improvement
ECE 564 Mobile Application Development
EGRMGMT 574 Commercializing Technology Innovations: Turning Visions into Value
EGRMGMT 578 Designing Customer Experiences
EGRMGMT 590 Managing Product Design
ENVIRON 767 Entrepreneurial Experience
ENVIRON 782 Marketing for Environmental Professionals
GLHLTH 701 Global Health Challenges
GLHLTH 751 Implementation Science in Global Health
GLHLTH 755 Global Health Policy – Transforming Evidence into Action
ME 555 Experiment Design and Research Methods
OT 620 Occupational Justice and Social Entrepreneurship
OT 621 Becoming a Social Entrepreneur
PUBPOL 590S Human Centered Design
PUBPOL 790 Social Innovations
PUBPOL 851 Human Centered Design

*Please note that special topics courses (course numbers typically ending in 90) change frequently in title and content. In order to ensure that a special topics elective choice meets the Certificate requirement, students must clear their selection with the I&E Certificate staff.

I&E 800 – Business and Organizational Fundamentals for Entrepreneurial Action

This course is normally offered:

  • Spring Semester (3 credits)
  • Graduate Summer Academy (non-credit bearing)

Graduate students often have expertise in particular domains, but little business experience. Attaining business experience can take years and is often hard to navigate. Using entrepreneurship as a backdrop, this course provides a broad overview of business, including practical business fundamentals and theoretical frameworks for critical thinking. Students will experience the early stages of a typical startup, examine theoretical basis for startup success, understand managing and operating within an organization, and conduct a business analysis of competing companies.

I&E 800 is required for all I&E Graduate Certificate students, except MBA candidates, MENG candidates, students who have taken MENG 570, or students who have taken both LAW 210 and LAW 540.

I&E 745 – Narrative Design Seminar Series

This course is normally offered:

  • Spring Semester (1 credit)
  • Graduate Summer Academy (non-credit bearing)

Students are required to attend a seminar series about narrative design. In this seminar series, students will study the essential skills of storytelling as they relate to conveying complex ideas and concepts, and they will learn to apply techniques of narrative design to their current research.

The Narrative Design seminar complements the Certificate coursework by helping students learn to communicate why others should value their ideas and innovations. Students will focus on common principles of storytelling, as well as concepts from theorists to develop appreciation of narrative’s role and structure to facilitate understanding and incite action. Students will then work in small groups to workshop presentations to prepare for an end-of-semester group pitch event in which each student presents to the audience.

*I&E 745 is required for all I&E Graduate Certificate students, except those who take BIOETHIC 702 Communication for Scientists.

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