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Supplemental Studies: Program in Entrepreneurship

Effective Winter 2015

Exclusions:

The supplemental studies in Program in Entrepreneurship in not open to those electing the Entrepreneurship minor

Prerequisites

None.  However students must be of Sophomore standing or above to declare.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 9

A minimum of 9 credits of courses

  1. Core:
    1. ES 212: Entrepreneurial Business Basics
      or
      UC 270: University Courses Special Topics, sections titled “Entrepreneurial Business Basics”
    2. PSYCH 218: Sophomore Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science, section titled “ Entrepreneurial Creativity”;
      ALA 261: Social Science Topics in ALA, section titled “ Entrepreneurial Creativity”;
      UC 270: University Courses Special Topics, section titled "Entrepreneurial Creativity";
      or
      ALA/PSYCH 223: Entrepreneurial Creativity

     

  2. Electives: minimum 3 credits selected from an approved list. This presents students with an opportunity to explore disciplinary areas in more academic depth related to their entrepreneurial interest.

Entrepreneurship Electives (Winter 2016-Current)

Effective Winter 2016

ARCH 506 - Launching Design Practices

ARTDES 314-Change by Design

BA 201/ENTR 390 - Business Entrepreneurship in Thought & Action

BCOM 329 - Social Media and the Changing Nature of Business Communications

DESCI 501- Analytical Product Design

ECON 490 - Economics of Entrepreneurship

EECS 441 - Mobile App Development for Entrepreneurs

EECS/ENGR 410 - Patent Fundamentals for Engineers

ENGR 520 - Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals

ENGR 521 – CleanTech Entrepreneurship

ENGR/CHE 405 - Problem Solving, Troubleshooting, Entrepreneurship, lntrapreneurship, and Making the Transition to the Workplace

ENGR/EECS 406 - High Tech Entrepreneurship

ENTR 390 - Leading Innovation Through Social Entrepreneurship

ENTR 407 - Entrepreneurship Hour

ENTR 408 - Patent Law

ENTR 409 - Venture Business Development

ENTR 417 - Entrepreneurship Hour Discussion Section

ENTR 490.002 - Finding Your Venture

ENTR 490.003 - Entrepreneurial Marketing

ENTR 490.004/.005 - Design Prototyping

ENTR 490.006/.007 - Working With Wood

ENTR 490.008/.009 - Working With Metal

ENTR 490.012 - Urban Entrepreneurship

ES 250 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

ES 395 - Entrepreneurship Management

ES 427 - Family Business

ES 444 - Introduction to Microfinance

ES 569/451 - Managing the Growth of New Ventures

FIN 329 - Entrepreneurial Finance

IOE 422 - Entrepreneurship

MECHENG 499 - Front-End Design 

MKT 322 - Digital Marketing

MKT/ES 425 - New Product and Innovation Management

MO 463 - Creativity at Work

ORGSTUDY 201 -Leadership and Collaboration

ORGSTUDY 202 - Practicum in Leadership and Collaboration

PSYCH 443 - Creativity

PSYCH 487 - Negotiations

PSYCH 487 - Startups and Upstarts: Psychology of Entrepreneurship and lntrapreneurship

SI 622 - Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation

SI 663 - Entrepreneurship in the Information Industry

SW 305 - Theories and Practice for Community Actin and Social Change

THTREMUS 324 - Global Community Practicum

THTREMUS 385 - Performing Arts Management

THTREMUS 245 – Introduction to Stage Management

UARTS 250 - Creative Process

WOMENSTD 350 -Nonprofit Management, Community Engagement, and Feminist Practice

WOMENSTD 443 - Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender and Health

Entrepreneurship Electives (Effective Winter 2015—Fall 2015)

Effective Winter 2015; course list additions Fall 2015

Course Title Minor Supplemental Studies
AAS 330 / RCSSCI 330 Urban and Community Studies I yes yes
AAS 443 / WOMENSTD 443 / Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health yes yes
ARCH 506 Special Topics in Design Fundamentals,
section titled “Launching Design Practices”
yes yes
ARTDES 314 Change by Design yes yes
BA 210 Business Thought and Action, section titled "Business Entrepreneurship in Thought and Action" yes yes
BCOM 329
Social Media and the Changing Nature of Business Communications yes
(effective Fall 2015)
yes
(effective Fall 2015)
CHE 405 / ENGR 405 Problem Solving and Troubleshooting in the Workplace, section titled “Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship & Transition” yes yes
DESCI 501 Analytical Product Design yes yes
ECON 490 Topics in Microeconomics, section titled “Economics of Entrepreneurship” no yes
EECS 406 / ENGR 406 High Tech Entrepreneurship yes yes
EECS 410 / ENGR 410 Patent Fundamentals for Engineers no yes
EECS 441 Mobile App Development for Entrepreneurs yes yes
ENGLISH 407 Topics in English Language and Literature, section titled “Ambiguity” yes no
ENGR 345 Introduction to Design Processes no yes
ENGR 390 Special Topics in Engineering,
sections titled “Imagine Innovate Act”, “Introduction to Design Process”
yes no
  Special Topics in Engineering,
sections titled “Innovation Thru Social Entrepreneurship” or “Business Entrepreneurship in Thought and Action”
yes yes
ENGR 405 / CHE 405 Problem Solving and Troubleshooting in the Workplace,
 section titled “Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship & Transition”
yes yes
ENGR 406 / EECS 406 High Tech Entrepreneurship yes yes
ENGR 410 / EECS 410 Patent Fundamentals for Engineers no yes
ENGR 520 Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals for Engineers and Scientists no yes
ENGR 521 Clean Tech Entrepreneurship yes yes
ENTR 390 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship,
section titled “Innovation Thru Social Entrepreneurship”
yes yes
ENTR 407 Entrepreneurship Hour yes yes
ENTR 408 Patent Law yes yes
ENTR 409 Venture Business Development yes yes
ENTR 417 Entrepreneurship Hour Discussion Session yes yes
ENTR 490 Special Topics in Engineering, sections titled “Finding Your Venture”, “Entrepreneurial Marketing”, “Design Prototyping”, “Working with Wood”, “Working with Metal” no yes
  Special Topics in Engineering, section titled “Urban Entrepreneurship” yes
(effective Fall 2015)
yes
(effective Fall 2015)
ENTR 599 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship,
sections titled “Entrepreneurial Market Strategy”, “Education Entrepreneurship Practicum”
yes no
ENVIRON 412 / PUBPOL 412 Environmental Values in Public Policy yes yes
ES 250 Introduction to Entrepreneurship yes
(effective Fall 2015)
yes
(effective Fall 2015)
ES 329 / FIN 329 Financing Research Commercialization yes yes
ES 395 Entrepreneurial Management yes yes
ES 427 Family Business yes
(effective Fall 2015)
yes
(effective Fall 2015)
ES 444 Introduction to Microfinance yes
(effective Fall 2015)
yes
(effective Fall 2015)
ES 425 / MKT 425 New Product and Innovation Management yes yes
ES 520 CleanTech Venture Opportunities yes no
ES 569 Managing the Growth of New Ventures no yes
FIN 329 / ES 329 Financing Research Commercialization yes yes
FIN 425 Entrepreneurial Finance yes yes
IOE 422 Entrepreneurship yes yes
MECHENG 499 Front End Design yes
(effective Fall 2015)
yes
(effective Fall 2015)
MKT 322 Direct Marketing yes
(effective Fall 2015)
yes
(effective Fall 2015)
MKT 425 / ES 425 New Product and Innovation Management yes yes
MO 463 Creativity at Work yes
(effective Fall 2015)
yes
(effective Fall 2015)
ORGSTUDY 201 Leadership and Collaboration yes yes
ORGSTUDY 202 Practicum in Leadership and Collaboration yes yes
PSYCH 443 Creativity yes yes
PSYCH 487 Current Topics in Social Psychology,
sections titled “Psychology of Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship” and "Negotiations"
yes yes
PUBPOL 412 / ENVIRON 412 Environmental Values in Public Policy yes yes
RCSSCI 330 / AAS 330 Urban and Community Studies I yes yes
RCSSCI 461 Senior Seminar, section titled "Organizing People, Power, and Social Change" yes yes
SI 422 Needs Assessment & Usability Evaluation yes yes
SI 613 Entrepreneurship in the Inforamtion Industry yes no
SI 622 Needs Assessment & Usability Evaluation no yes
SI 663 Entrepreneurship in the Information Industry yes
(effective Fall 2015)
yes
(effective Fall 2015)
STRATEGY 492 Dynamic Capabilities Through Corporate Development yes no
SOC 489 Organizing: People, Power, and  Change yes yes
SW 305 Theories and Practice for Community Action and Social Change yes yes
THTREMUS 245 Introduction to Stage Management yes yes
THTREMUS 324 Global Community Practicum yes yes
THTREMUS 385 Performing Arts Management yes yes
UARTS 250 Creative Process yes yes
WOMENSTD 350 Nonprofit Management, Community Engagement, and Feminist Practice yes yes
WOMENSTD 443 / AAS 443 Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health yes yes

Program in Entrepreneurship (Supplemental Studies) - Fall 2012- Fall 2014

Effective Fall 2012- Fall  2014

The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is Impact Driven — we shape entrepreneurs who want to have a positive impact on society — with disruptive ideas that are scalable and meet a societal need. CFE supports these entrepreneurs and connects them with the Michigan entrepreneurial network.

The Program in Entrepreneurship (PIE) is a nine-credit academic program sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and designed to expose University of Michigan students to the entrepreneurial process and mindset. Although the CFE is part of the College of Engineering (COE), the PIE and related entrepreneurship courses are open to all University of Michigan students, regardless of school or major.

The primary purpose of the PIE is to give students a formal structure through which they can acquire fundamental entrepreneurial skills and safely undertake their own entrepreneurial endeavors. The program is designed for students who want to start a company, join a small company upon graduation, innovate within a large organization, or simply learn about entrepreneurship because of its increasing importance in the economy.

Prerequisites to declaration

To declare the Program in Entrepreneurship (PIE), LSA students must be at the sophomore level or higher and in good academic standing (G.P.A of 2.0 or higher). They must declare their major prior to declaring PIE.

Certificate Program

To complete the Program in Entrepreneurship (PIE) students must take at least one class from each of four categories — required, core, elective, and practicum — for a minimum total of nine credits, chosen in consultation with and approved by the certificate program advisor.

All courses must be taken for a grade, with the exception of the required course ENTR 407 Entrepreneurship Hour, which is only offered credit/no credit.

The four requirements for completion of the PIE are:

  1.  Entrepreneurship Hour — ENTR 407 (1 credit) 
  2. A Core Course in Entrepreneurship (min 3 credits)
    Core courses in entrepreneurship offer a broad introduction to entrepreneurship, and show students how innovative ideas are turned into viable businesses. Core classes are often project-based, and designed to guide students through the entrepreneurial process. At least 80% of the curriculum needs to focus on entrepreneurship for it to be considered a core course in the framework of this program. A list of core courses approved for the PIE can be found on the Center for Entrepreneurship's website.
  3. An Elective Course in Entrepreneurship (min 1 credit)
    Elective courses focus on entrepreneurship, or relevant auxiliary topics, such as entrepreneurial ownership, intellectual property, business skills, marketing, and general industry trends. Although the central theme of these courses is entrepreneurship, broader latitude is given to subject matter. A list of elective courses approved for the PIE can be found on the Center for Entrepreneurship's website.
  4. The Entrepreneurship Practicum — ENTR 411 (3 credits)
    The Practicum immerses students in the entrepreneurial process, and exposes them to the methodologies and skill sets necessary for assessing the viability of a startup idea and launching a new venture. In this course, students critically evaluate and then pursue the development of their own ideas for new ventures. Students entering the practicum without their own idea for an entrepreneurial project may join another student’s project team.

  5. Throughout the course, students work closely with entrepreneurship faculty and successful entrepreneurs. The expected work volume of the practicum is estimated to be equivalent to 9-12 hours per week for a 14-week time-period. Enrollment in the practicum is by application only.

Program in Entrepreneurship (Fall 2010-Summer 2012)

Effective Fall 2010-Summer 2012

The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) exists to empower University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff to pursue entrepreneurial achievements that will have a positive impact on the world - economically, socially, or environmentally. 

The Program in Entrepreneurship (PIE) is a nine-credit academic program sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and designed to expose University of Michigan students to the entrepreneurial process and mindset. Although the CFE is part of the College of Engineering (COE), the PIE and related entrepreneurship courses are open to all University of Michigan students, regardless of school or major.

The primary purpose of the PIE is to give students a formal structure through which they can acquire fundamental entrepreneurial skills and safely undertake their own entrepreneurial endeavors. The program is designed for students who want to start a company, join a small company upon graduation, innovate within a large organization, or simply learn about entrepreneurship because of its increasing importance in the economy.

Prerequisites to declaration

To declare the Program in Entrepreneurship (PIE), students must be at the sophomore level or higher, and in good academic standing (G.P.A of 2.0 or higher). 

Certificate Program

To complete the Program in Entrepreneurship (PIE) students must take at least one class from each of four categories - required, core, elective, and practicum - for a minimum total of nine credits, chosen in consultation with and approved by the certificate program advisor.

All courses must be taken for a grade, with the exception of the Entrepreneurship Seminar ENGR 407, which is only offered credit/no credit.

The four requirements for completion of the PIE are:

  1.  The Entrepreneurship Seminar - ENGR 407 (1 credit)
  2.  A Core Course in Entrepreneurship (min 3 credits)

    Core courses in entrepreneurship offer a broad introduction to entrepreneurship, and show students how innovative ideas are turned into viable businesses. Core classes are often project-based, and designed to guide students through the entrepreneurial process. At least 80% of the curriculum needs to focus on entrepreneurship for it to be considered a core course in the framework of this program.
  3. An Elective Course in Entrepreneurship (min 1 credit)

    Elective courses focus on entrepreneurship, or relevant auxiliary topics, such as entrepreneurial ownership, intellectual property, business skills, marketing, and general industry trends. Although the central theme of these courses is entrepreneurship, broader latitude is given to subject matter.
  4. The Entrepreneurship Practicum (min 3 credits)

    The practicum is a self-directed project-based course, designed to give students firsthand experience in entrepreneurship. Ideally, students will work on developing their own business idea.

    Students entering the practicum without their own idea for an entrepreneurial project may join another student's project team. In limited cases, a student may be allowed to intern with a local startup company for academic credit. Through this course, all students will learn how to assess the viability of a business concept, along with the steps involved in starting a company.

    The expected workload of the practicum is estimated to be 9-12 hours per week for a 14-week period. Enrollment in the practicum is by application only.

    There are currently two different practicum courses:
    • ENGR 411.001 Entrepreneurship Practicum
    • ENGR 411.002 Social Venture Creation Practicum