Entrepreneurship Major and Minor

Entrepreneurship Major

Students in classDo you ever find yourself dreaming about owning your own business one day?  Do you ever find yourself creatively thinking about ways to improve something, solve a problem or explore a new opportunity? Do you already have a great business idea and just don't know where to start?  Perhaps you have what we call an entrepreneurial mindset.  If so, Northern Michigan University's entrepreneurship program is designed for you.

The entrepreneurship major is designed for students who want to develop their own businesses. It provides a comprehensive knowledge of accounting, finance, management, marketing and computer information systems as these areas relate to entrepreneurial business.

The career potential for entrepreneurship majors is almost infinite as the comprehensive business foundation prepares students for careers in all different types of business environments.

Why study entrepreneurship?

  • Entrepreneurship is the fastest growing course of study on campuses nationwide. Fortune Small Business March 10, 2006
  • The most active age range for early stage entrepreneurial activity is 25 to 34 year olds.  Barringer & Ireland 2008
  • Women and minority owned new ventures are the fastest growing segments of entrepreneurship.

Why study entrepreneurship at NMU?

At NMU, we believe entrepreneurship is a mindset... a way of thinking, of acting, of engaging the world in a pursuit of new opportunities in the face of risk and uncertainty.  Entrepreneurs are both dreamers and doers, market leaders, as well as market finders.  For us, entrepreneurship is a full contact extreme sport.  Our program is geared for you to learn a skill set that will increase your likelihood of success in an entrepreneurial setting or even a corporate setting in need of entrepreneurial thinking.  In our program, you will learn by doing not just by reading from a book.

As a student at NMU, you will also have the opportunity to participate in the annual $10,000 New Business Venture Competition. This program has been created to provide an opportunity for students to begin developing their business ideas.

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Considering an entrepreneurship minor?

Do you have a passion for art, music, sports? Do you have a passion for designing things or building things? Do you already know what you want to do but don't know how to make a living doing it? Our entrepreneurship minor will allow you to take your passion and apply an entrepreneurial skill set to it in order to increase your likelihood of success in starting your own business.

Students in the arts with dreams of opening their own galleries; students in construction management with hopes of starting their own company; and students studying athletic training with the goal of opening their own consulting company have all found the minor in entrepreneurship helpful in preparing them for working for other people, as well as starting their own businesses.

Click here to view the complete course details for the entrepreneurship minor.