CFE Academics Overview
In the spirit of learning-by-doing, The Center for Entrepreneurship teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that demand hands-on participation in becoming an entrepreneurial thinker and doer. Whether a student has her or his own venture, or simply wants to learn more about being an innovator, The CFE has an academic experience that will push that student to grow personally and professionally.
Our undergraduate classes:
The CFE contributes the highest number of undergraduate courses to the Program in Entrepreneurship Certificate (PIE) and newly-launched Minor in Entrepreneurship. These classes cover topics ranging from prototyping design principles to startup marketing to introduction to intellectual property. The corner-stone courses at the undergraduate level include:
- ENTR 407: Entrepreneurship Hour – a one-hour lecture series where students get to engage directly with successful, high-profile entrepreneurs.
- ENTR 411: Entrepreneurship Practicum – a three-credit course that immerses students fully into the entrepreneurial process as they critically evaluate and pursue the development of their own ideas or ventures.
Our graduate classes:
In Fall 2015, The Center launched a new set of graduate courses in partnership with the U-M School of Nursing, Medical School, School of Information, Law School, School of Public Health and the Ross School of Business specifically designed for multidisciplinary-interested students to learn skills and gain experiences that make them more marketable in their career. These courses cover topics ranging from general innovation to business math basics to interpersonal skills, all designed to teach practical skills that connect innovative thinking to technical areas of study.