Entrepreneurship and innovation courses

Undergraduate courses

The Wayne State University Undergraduate Bulletin includes a comprehensive list of EI course descriptions. View the Schedule of Classes to see which EI courses will be offered in the upcoming term (search courses under "Entrepreneurship and Innovation").

Graduate courses

The Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin includes a comprehensive list of EI course descriptions. View the Schedule of Classes to see which EI courses will be offered in the upcoming term (search courses under "Entrepreneurship and Innovation").

 

FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2019

The Mike Ilitch School of Business offers Entrepreneurship and Innovation courses throughout the year. These courses are open to every major and to business and non-business students. In addition to the introductory course, this spring and summer we will offer courses covering all kinds of exciting EI topics, including:

  • EI 5900/7800, Social Entrepreneurship: Designed for students who are thinking about starting or scaling a social enterprise, as well as those students who are just curious about the field and who want to explore career opportunities. Entrepreneurship applied to protracted social problems like poverty, food insecurity and sustainability.
  • EI 5600/7600, Marketing New Ventures: A deep dive into the marketing issues related to getting a new venture positioned, launched and moving along a growth trajectory. Examines differences in marketing new ventures from startups and new products/offerings from established companies.
  • FIN 5280, Entrepreneur's Ecosystem: Explore funding via microloans, crowdfunding, angel funding, and various types of venture capital. Examines the challenges of financing and structuring a deal with investors. Students will attend a symposium where startups pitch to investors.
  • EI 5900/7800, Starting Music Businesses (New for Summer 2019): Social and technological shifts have changed how musicians make and share music. Entire industries have developed around this new paradigm, and entrepreneurs find brilliant new ways for fans to interact with artists. This course will offer students the opportunity to work in teams to "spin up" and test ideas. Teams will explore the process of entrepreneurship relating to music in depth. You will test your idea in front of real customers, and understand how to iterate and continue growing.

Additional elective courses for undergraduate students can be found here and elective courses for graduate-level students can be found here. If you think a course not listed here should count as an elective, have the instructor contact the program director, Dr. Jeffrey Stoltman.

Those completing the certificate program should make plans to enroll in the Capstone Course and should contact Dr. Stoltman ASAP.

 

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

If you know of friends and colleagues who would benefit from the study of entrepreneurship and innovation, let them know there are two sections of the introductory course being offered this Spring and Summer:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EI 5000 or EI 7000)
    • First session (May 6 -June 25 H1): M W 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    • Second session (June 26 -Aug 16 H2): M W 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM - NEW FOR 2019!

Starting in January 2019, you can expect to hear about additional opportunities all related to the launch of the BELL (Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory). The BELL will be offering short-courses and workshops, bringing in special speakers and sponsoring several events. The BELL provides resources, mentoring and expertise to help launch sustainable, investment-ready student startups and startups based on WSU research and intellectual property. Stay tuned for updates and the opportunity to sign up the newsletter we will be launching.