​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 113
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: 45-48 semester hours
Required Courses
(36-39 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
ENT 200
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENT 210
Accounting Information for Entrepreneurial Decision Making
ENT 213
Economics for Entrepreneurs
ENT 221
Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs
ENT 300
Digital Entrepreneurship
ENT 301
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ENT 320
Financial Management of the Entrepreneurial Venture
ENT 420
Legal Aspects of New Ventures
ENT 444
Internship in Entrepreneurship
ENT 495
Venture Development
Introduction to Statistics
(9 hours)
Select 9 hours of the following:
Any additional ENT course, 500 level or higher with the exception of ENT 600 and 605.
BIS 315
Social Media and Emerging Technologies in Business
ENT 416
Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy
ENT 419
Running and Growing an Entrepreneurial Venture in a Global Economy
ENT 492
Emerging Venture Consulting
ENT 497
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
MKT 340
Personal Selling