Whether seeking to succeed as an entrepreneur autonomously or in a corporate setting, the world of entrepreneurship operates on a different plane than conventional business enterprise and requires special preparation. Through the Ross School of Business entrepreneurial elective courses, students are provided with the knowledge base and skills they need to be successful entrepreneurs now or in the future.

Entrepreneurship Education


Entrepreneurial courses engage outstanding faculty members who are proven leaders in the entrepreneurial community to teach a broad range of interactive electives. The course offerings include classes on the formation, financing, and management of new ventures and specialized topics ranging from urban entrepreneurship to turnaround management.


At the Ross School of Business, academic excellence has been the means for personal achievement, industry innovation, and global leadership. Students begin their future here by learning from both accomplished academics and business professionals who teach entrepreneurial courses.

We are leaders in entrepreneurship education

In 1927, the University of Michigan offered the nation's first Small Business Management course at its Business School. Today, Zell Lurie is leading the development of the next generation of serial entrepreneurs and venture investors.

Leaders in research on entrepreneurship

Recent Michigan Ross Thought in Action

Man considering franchise optiions

Research by Professor Francine Lafontaine and colleagues finds that franchising is just as risky as independent ownership.


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Professor Michael Gordon writes in The Conversation about how social entrepreneurs are transforming journalism.


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