Who can take an ENTR course?

Students from any school, college, or unit. Currently no ENTR courses have a prerequisite. Some ENTR courses are by application. 

When in doubt, please contact one of our academic advisors. Undergrad: Maizie Jones maiziem@umich.edu Graduate: Jesse Spicer

Can undergraduate students take 500 level or above courses?

Yes, undergraduates with senior standing (85+ total credit hours) can take any of our graduate courses.

Can graduate students take undergraduate courses?

Yes, Graduate students can take 400 level and above courses.

Do ENTR courses help me towards my degree?

ENTR courses count as Electives (or Cognates with department approval).

College of Engineering undergraduate students can also earn up to 4 credits of PCDC (Professional and Creative Development Courses) credit from ENTR courses.  Consult with your academic/program advisor to learn more about ENTR satisfying requirements of your major.

How can I register?

1. Use the Wolverine Access  – Search for Classes, Course Catalog or the ATLAS Schedule Builder



2. Search by the subject code ENTR

3. If you can’t find a course, expand the additional search criteria section, and paste in the five-digit class number.

Are ENTR courses available remotely?

All ENTR classes are in-person


Entrepreneurial Leadership Program & Perot Jain TechLab Series

Can I apply to an Entrepreneurial Practice Program if I am not a CoE Student?

Applications to the Perot Jain TechLab Series and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program are open to all undergraduate students and graduate students.

Due to the highly competitive nature of the programs, if you are not accepted, we recommend reapplying the following year. 

What is the commitment?

In order to participate, you must be able to commit to a 3 credit hour course in the Winter and then another 3 credit hour course in the Fall.

Students must attend a weekly lecture class that serves two purposes: (1) Receiving faculty lectures on topics such as business models and project management, and (2) Presenting weekly project updates and seeking guidance regarding project roadblocks.

This course requires an additional 8-10 hours of work outside of class, aligning with the recommended 2-3 hours of work per credit hour.

How will I know if I am selected?

Selected students will be contacted via email.

How will students interface with companies?

For PJTL programs, student teams have an hour-long weekly meeting either remote or in-person with technical mentors from partnering startups. At different points during the year company leads may travel to Ann Arbor to work with students.

ELP students are paired with accomplished mentors carefully selected from a diverse pool of entrepreneurs, investors, and tech-focused business leaders. Over the course of four virtual one-hour meetings between January and April, these mentor/mentee pairs work collaboratively to pursue and achieve the ELP student’s entrepreneurial career goals, which have been thoughtfully designed by the program.

How many & what type of credits do I earn?

Participants must follow a specific sequence of course enrollment. They are required to first enroll in a 3 credit hour course during the winter semester and then enroll in another 3 credit hour course during the fall semester.

What are the suggested courses and skills to participate in Perot Jain TechLab or ELP?

There are no prerequisites or required courses for students to participate in either Perot Jain TechLab or ELP. 

Each  September, the Perot Jain TechLab advertises various projects corresponding to each course section (such as Mcity, Electrification, Climate Change, etc.). These projects highlight the desired skills, courses, and experiences for potential team members. However, it’s important to note that while these qualities are preferred, they are not mandatory for participation.


What do companies receive access to?

Upon being accepted into the incubator program, companies are paired with a team of 3-4 U-M students. As a part of TechLab, you also receive access to Mcity’s Open CAV program, the Mcity Test Facility– the nation’s leading mobility research and urban test facility on U-M’s North Campus, and additional resources as needed.

What type of companies are you looking for?

We are looking for early-stage technology companies in the autonomous and connected vehicle industry. The typical TechLab company is one that has already raised > $5M dollars and has more than 15 employees. This guarantees that we are working with globally leading companies that are well on their way and have the management capability to oversee and contribute to projects in a substantial way.

How does our company apply?

All companies are required to submit a proposal. If you are interested in being considered for this incubator program, please email Nicholas Moroz

Who owns any IP that is developed?

Existing intellectual property of technology startups, and any IP developed using the U-M facilities, will be strictly protected and remain with your company. All students are required to sign a NDA.

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