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CMU's Master of Entrepreneurial Transactions program

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Central Michigan University’s Master of Entrepreneurial Transactions program was developed with students in mind and sets them up for success from the first day.

“This is the first offering where I’ve seen a university that has developed a program around the needs of students,” said Louis Foreman, instructor, serial entrepreneur, and product development and innovation expert. “We’re providing the skills to be successful in starting their own business and giving them the skills they need to be successful within a company.”

The MET has several different facets and features that make it unique. It’s focused. It’s flexible. And it offers an abundance of resources.

MET students study the business and legal issues involved with:

  • Organizing new ventures.
  • Incentivising teams.
  • Raising capital.
  • Protecting intellectual property.
  • Forming strategic partnerships.
  • Negotiating deals.
  • Utlizing technology.
  • Buying and selling businesses.

This broad range of study empowers them to bring unique value and professionalism to entrepreneurial ventures.

“Typically, intellectual property for entrepreneurs is not taught unless you’re in law school,” Foreman said. “We’re doing a great service by providing this information.”

Students are able to choose a full-time or part-time path. Since the program is offered online, students from almost anywhere are able to complete the program as it fits with their schedules and still maintain their current lifestyle. Additionally, the online nature of the program allows highly regarded and knowledgeable industry leaders to teach courses.

Practical Law, PitchBook and Shoobx are just a few cutting-edge tools students have access to. As part of CMU’s New Venture Competition, they can compete for more than $100,000 in seed capital, cash prizes and in-kind services.

In fact, one team member of the 2019 New Venture Competition winner is MET alum Reid Rooney. Rooney, along with Sam Russell and Austin Harper, created Betsperts, an app that acts as a social media platform for sports gambling. It aims to provide transparency as gambling becomes less stigmatized around the country.

If you’re serious about growing a business, whether it’s your own startup or a department within a well-established company, you’ll gain the skills you need through CMU's MET program.

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