What we do
The Entrepreneurship Department and the Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship (IBIE) educates and shapes budding entrepreneurs through our strong academic
curriculum and practical experiences in the start-up and small business world. We provide tools and perspectives necessary to capitalize on students' entrepreneurial
and intrapreneurial potential to create business ventures or work in a venture.
Students receive a wide range of classroom
and experiential opportunities to learn how to start-up, develop, manage, and
create businesses. We work with both internal resources, academic leaders and external resources to:
- Teach Rich and Practical Skills
- Provoke Innovative Thinking
- Connect with Entrepreneurial Resources such as business accelerators like CMU-RC, and the ecosystem throughout the state of Michigan
Alumni and Development Board Member, Cindy Fitzgerald, talks about how she started her business.