CMU has a deep menu of entrepreneurship offerings.
Why should you study entrepreneurship at CMU?
Entrepreneurship Major and Minor (Undergraduate)
Undergraduate students can earn a major or a minor in Entrepreneurship.
The Entrepreneurship major is for students completing the Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree. Students learn traditional business subjects – but from the entrepreneurial perspective. Thus, students do not just take basic courses in accounting, economics, marketing, business information systems, finance, management, and business law. Instead, they take:
- Accounting Information for Entrepreneurial Decision Making (ENT 210);
- Economics for Entrepreneurs (ENT 213);
- Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs (ENT 221);
- Digital Entrepreneurship (ENT 300);
- Financial Management of the Entrepreneurial Venture (ENT 320);
- Running and Growing an Entrepreneurial Venture in a Global Economy (ENT 419); and
- Legal Aspects of New Ventures (ENT 420).
Students will also complete additional entrepreneurship courses. They begin their studies with Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (ENT 101) and Entrepreneurship Launch Pad (ENT 201) in their Freshman year and finish with Launching a Venture (ENT 495) in their senior year. Students also complete an Internship for Entrepreneurship (ENT 444) and select from various electives.
Students outside of the College of Business can earn an Entrepreneurship minor.
Please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for specific details about the Entrepreneruship major or minor or visit our academic advisor, Penny Woelfert in Grawn 164.
Master of Entrepreneurial Transactions (Graduate)
The Master of Entrepreneurial Transactions (MET) offers students an online masterprogram that students can complete in one year. In this program, students study core entrepreneurial and business concepts, including preparation of an investor pitch and executive summary. Building on this foundation, they master the business, legal and tactical issues surrounding entrepreneurial transactions. These transactions include:
- Forming new business entities;
- Building and motivating teams;
- Raising capital from angel investors;
- Using crowdfunding platforms;
- Leveraging social media and e-commerce tools;
- Protecting intellectual property;
- Negotiating with clients and strategic partners;
- Structuring venture capital investments;
- Managing growth and risk; and
- Harvesting economic gains.