Majors & Requirements
Designed to meet the needs of budding entrepreneurs in all areas of business, the Entrepreneurship major is made up of one required course and three elective courses (not 3.0 credits).
The required course is Entrepreneurship & New Venture Formation (ENTR-462)
, which focuses on ideation and the business modeling of new ideas. The three elective courses can be selected from a list of courses that qualify for the major, whether they are A, B or full-term courses.
The Entrepreneurship major provides a “launch pad” for new ventures, where students become equipped for a successful business launch at or even prior to graduation. The multidisciplinary approach incorporates classroom studies, experiential learning and external learning opportunities, and integrates with the entrepreneurial community in Chicago and beyond.
Upon graduation, a student’s “toolkit” will be filled with knowledge about the business modeling process, raising capital from institutions and individuals, building the founding team, designing successful sales, marketing, and pricing strategies, managing the growth of the company, growing through acquisitions, and taking the company public or selling the company.