​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

In CMU’s entrepreneurship program, students like you gain startup skills, develop business models and dive into new endeavors. Investors, alumni, faculty members and entrepreneurs from across Michigan will mentor you as you launch your own unique venture. You can even earn capital for your startup business by participating in the New Venture Competition. Our curriculum pairs easily with many other majors, giving you endless learning and career opportunities.

Points of Pride

  • Nearly 300 future entrepreneurs have competed in CMU’s New Venture Competition, and more than $250,000 in capital has been awarded since 2010. More than 15 former competitors remain in business today.
  • In 2013, the New Venture Competition received the “Educational Program of the Year Award” from Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association.

Put Your Degree to Work

According to "Simply Hired," the average salary for an entrepreneurship graduate is $104,000.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Sales manager$105,260 per year8% (29,800 more jobs)
Promotions/marketing manager$115,750 per year12% (25,4000 more jobs)
Management analyst$78,600 per year19% (133,800 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the entrepreneurship website or contact:

Business Student Services Center
Grawn Hall 105
Email: cba@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3124

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Entrepreneurship Major

Total: 39-42 semester hours
Required Course I
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
BIS 100
Introduction to Business
3
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
3
ENT 101
Discovering the Entrepreneur Within
3
Required Courses II
(33-36 hours)
Note: Prerequisites for STA 282QR must be met.
ENT 201/MGT 201
Entrepreneurship Launch Pad
3
ENT 210/ACC 210
Accounting Information for Entrepreneurial Decision Making
3
ENT 213/ECO 213
Economics for Entrepreneurs
3
ENT 221/MKT 221
Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs
3
ENT 300/BIS 300
Digital Entrepreneurship
3
ENT 320/FIN 320
Financial Management of the Entrepreneurial Venture
3
ENT 419/MGT 419
Running and Growing an Entrepreneurial Venture in a Global Economy
3
ENT 420/BLR 420
Legal Aspects of New Ventures
3
ENT 444
Internship in Entrepreneurship
3-6
ENT 495
Launching a Venture
3
STA 282QR
Introduction to Statistics
3
Electives
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
BIS 315
Social Media and Emerging Technologies in Business
3
ENT 416/MGT 416
Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy
3
ENT 492
Emerging Venture Consulting
3
ENT 497
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
1-12
MKT 340
Personal Selling
3