In our entrepreneurship program, you won’t just learn how to solve problems. You’ll learn to identify and pursue business opportunities. That puts you in a position to launch your own startups, help existing companies tap into new markets, manage small and family owned businesses, lead social enterprises, or put fresh eyes on tough challenges.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
Few things are as exciting as launching your own business and developing new ventures. Finding a great idea and making it come to life is both daunting and exhilarating.
Our entrepreneurship major and minor will help you do just that. But it isn't only about starting new companies. Here, you'll learn how to identify problems and find innovative, workable solutions for many types of organizations.
You'll also develop business models and put those into practice. Your student-led company may win startup funding through our annual New Venture Competition. Many companies that have launched through this competition are still in business.
It is also possible for students to earn both their entrepreneurship major and Master of Entrepreneurial Venture degree in four years and a summer.
Many of your professors have built their own companies and helped others raise money and grow. They'll become your mentors, along with alumni and investors from Michigan and beyond. As they share their knowledge with you, you'll build your own experience through internships and hands-on projects.
At CMU, you'll start thinking like an entrepreneur long before you graduate.
- Compete for thousands of dollars to start a business in our New Venture Competition. This annual contest rewards the most innovative student business ideas in several categories.
- Gain hands-on experience in a full- or part-time internship.
- Participate in social entrepreneurship activities through the enactus organization.
- Learn from seasoned pros: Our entrepreneurship department was the first in Michigan.
Careers & Outcomes
Entrepreneurship graduates are equipped to start their own businesses, help existing companies innovate or go into law or government.
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Start Me Up
In 2019, with approximately $85,000 in cash prizes at stake at our annual New Venture Competition, budding entrepreneurs confirmed: Perfecting your pitch can pay big dividends.