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Entrepreneurial opportunities

Entrepreneurial thinking is at the heart of launching a business venture, but an innovator’s mindset and problem-solving skills can provide value to any workplace or societal change initiative. 

The University of Michigan (U-M) undergraduate and graduate programs in entrepreneurship are ranked among the top programs globally. UMSI supports students interested in pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors as well as learning about innovation more broadly. 

Entrepreneurship minor

This 15-credit minor equips U-M undergraduate students from any background or area of study with the necessary skills and experience to translate ideas into real impact in the arts, sciences, commercial and social sectors. UMSI offers courses that count toward the entrepreneurship minor. 

Entrepreneurship and innovation programs

UMSI students can participate in pitch competitions, gain mentorship from successful entrepreneurs and even launch a business venture during their time at U-M. Explore the many entrepreneurship-focused engagement opportunities on the U-M Entrepreneurship and Innovation website

Examples of programs include the Michigan Business Challenge, the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and the Learning Levers Prize, co-sponsored by UMSI.


The Engaged Learning Office (ELO) provides advising and catered resources to UMSI students seeking additional ways to engage with entrepreneurship and innovation at U-M. Interested students should email [email protected] to set up an advising appointment.

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