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The Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate marks the first professional certificate partnership between the Stanford School of Engineering and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The professional certificate is headed by Academic Directors Professor Robert Sutton from the Management Science and Engineering department and Professor Hayagreeva Rao from the Graduate School of Business. All courses within the certificate are offered online only. 

The Stanford Graduate School of Business empowers individuals to envision what is possible and make it happen through principled leadership and innovative problem solving. The school has built a global reputation based on its management and leadership programs, including the two-year MBA, the one-year Sloan Management Program, the evening Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Executive Education short courses, and the PhD program. Each creates an experience that transforms people and prepares them to change lives, change organizations, and change the world. Programs engage the highest quality students with world-class faculty from across Stanford University's seven schools, as well as alumni, Silicon Valley professionals, global executives, and the broader world community. The state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex offers flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning, small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning, as well as convening spaces for idea forums.

The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, participate in workshops, view free online seminars and more. Courses, certificates and degrees are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, and at the work site.