Entrepreneurship Programs

CMU has a deep menu of entrepreneurship offerings.

Why should you study entrepreneurship at CMU?

Entrepreneurship Major & Minor (Undergraduate)

For several years, undergraduate students have been able to earn a Major or a Minor in Entrepreneurship. Starting Fall 2018, B.S.B.A can also earn a Minor in Entrepreneurship!

Also beginning in Fall 2018, students earning the Major or Minor in Entrepreneurship will take the following courses:

  • Essential Business Skills (BUS 100)
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENT 200)
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ENT 301)
  • Venture Development (ENT 495).
Entrepreneurship Minors will also take nine credits of additional entrepreneurship-related offerings. Please see the applicable 

Entrepreneurship Majors will also study traditional business subjects – but from the entrepreneurial perspective. Thus, they will not just study accounting, economics, marketing, business information systems, finance, management, and business law. Instead, they will complete:

  • 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)
  • Legal Aspects of New Ventures (ENT 420)

Further, Entrepreneurship Majors will complete an Internship in Entrepreneurship (ENT 444), Introduction to Statistics (STA 282QR), and six credit hours of entrepreneurship-related electives. Please see the applicablUndergraduate Bulletin for details.

If you have questions about the Entrepreneurship Major and Minor you can also visit our academic advisor, Penny Woelfert, in Grawn 164.

Master of Entrepreneurial Ventures Degree (Graduate)

The Master of Entrepreneurial Transactions (M.E.V.) degree offers students an online master program that full time students can complete in one year and part time students can complete in two years. 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
  • Harvesting economic gains

Please refer to the Graduate Studies Bulletin for specific details about the M.E.V. program or call 877.268.4636.