Ja Rule completes Harvard Business School course in entrepreneurship
The rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, completed the approximately 25-30 business coursework
Ja took to Twitter to show off his certificate of completion from the Ivy League university.
“Jeffrey Atkins has completed the Harvard Business School Online Certificate Program
[for] Entrepreneurship Essentials,” the certificate read.
Entrepreneurship Essentials consists of approximately 25 to 30 hours of material delivered over a four-week
period. You can complete the coursework on your own time while meeting regular deadlines,’ according to the
Other celebrities have taken similar Harvard Business School programs in the past ranging from $10,000
three-day intensives to pricey multi-year certificate programs costing over $40,000.
These celebrities include Ciara, Chip and Joanna Gaines, Swizz Beatz, Maria Sharapova, Karlie Kloss,
Katie Holmes, Channing Tatum, and Tyra Banks.
Banks actually caught flack in 2012 when she was vague about her Harvard Business School qualifications
and got called out for making it seem as though she completed the full MBA program.
However, despite the certificate course not being as stringent as the MBA program, the virtual classes are
still taught by Harvard professors.