Six Critical Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed

Shannon Beeman
October 6, 2011

For over a decade, the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies has delivered pioneering and award-winning entrepreneurial courses and programs. These efforts have created a Michigan model of entrepreneurship education that sets the University apart from its peers and extends across the University of Michigan campus to the College of Engineering, the Medical School and most recently to the Law School.

The Zell Lurie Institute’s success stems from its identification of and focus on six core entrepreneurial skills ― identifying the opportunity, business design, business assessment, business planning, resourcing the business and managing growth ― which it teaches through a matrix of multidisciplinary coursework, action-based learning, staff and faculty seminars, and alumni networking.

In the coming posts, we will provide details on the remaining skills that represent the complete continuum of business development and provide students with the foundation necessary to be successful entrepreneurs.