Summer Edge Program Overview

The Pitt Summer Edge program for 2022 is The Edge in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Competitive advantages for students

  • Attend lectures and presentations from outstanding faculty and subject matter experts
  • Discover career and graduate study opportunities
  • Earn college credits
  • Earn a University Certificate
  • Work closely with Pitt faculty in small cohorts
  • Participate in real-world experiences -- field trips, research lab work, study abroad, policy implementation

Students participating in The Summer Edge in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will conduct individual and team projects while interacting with the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Pittsburgh region. Courses will address issues related to starting a company, identifying and managing a start-up team, innovating with a large corporate, and financing new ventures.  This program follows the regular 12-week summer session from May 9 to August 6, 2022. Students will earn 15 credits and obtain the Certificate for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the College of Business Administration.


The Edge in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Edge in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an undergraduate certificate program offered in the College of Business Administration and targeted toward non-business students. Through this curriculum students will be exposed to the mechanics of opportunity creation. These skills include modules on business plan preparation and feasibility analysis, presentation skills, interactive marketing, customer relationship management, and competitive analysis, project management, and leadership. Upon completion of the certificate students will have increased their ability to compete for summer and permanent positions in a wide range of industries and functions. Read more