Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship

Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration is the home of the Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship and the first Department of Entrepreneurship in the state of Michigan.

Our goals are to teach practical skills, inspire innovative thinking, and connect students with mentors and other resources. We accomplish this through activities such as workshops, the New Venture Challenge, the Make-a-Pitch event, where students from all disciplines interact with experienced alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and other business and political leaders to become better prepared to put their stamp on the world!

This year we are excited to announce exciting new events, networking opportunities, and the opening of our new innovative community makerspace in Grawn Hall to help students be creative and come up with great ideas.

2022 Year in Review: Student Programming & Events


Maximize student success by fostering a campus-wide entrepreneurial mindset that promotes inter-disciplinary collaboration and the creation of new ventures.


The Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship will be recognized as a student-centric hub where experiential, curricular, and external entrepreneurial opportunities intersect.

Core pillars

  1. Innovative programming
  2. Cross-campus and ecosystem collaboration
  3. Comprehensive mentoring programs