An entrepreneurial mindset allows you to react and adapt quickly to an ever-changing business world. At the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, we immerse students in entrepreneurial environments where they create, lead, and shape innovative ventures.

The Zell Lurie Institute provides students with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to achieve entrepreneurial success in a variety of settings. As they are guided through the process of new venture creation, students gain transferable skills valued in any industry.

The world of venture investing operates on a different plane than conventional financing and requires special preparation. Our students engage in real investment deals and learn from leaders in the venture capital ecosystem.

Innovation is critical to solving complex challenges and leading organizational change. The Zell Lurie Institute engages students through real-world experiences leading and advising entrepreneurial organizations.