New entrepreneurial leadership course offered this fall

For the fall 2017 semester, the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business will offer a new course, Management and Leadership for Entrepreneurs, to both undergraduate and graduate students. The class can be taken by management majors as an elective, and/or can be applied toward a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation

The course, which is dually listed as EI 5400 and EI 7200, will only be offered once a year and will examine the skills and mindset of the successful entrepreneur.

Students will use hands-on, creative and experiential learning methods in the course to gain the tools for entrepreneurial success, including how to develop effective networks and personal relationships; recruit, select and blend the strengths and talents of team members; and adapt principles of effective management and leadership for startups.

The course will be taught by new faculty member Professor Boram Do. Her teaching philosophy is to create a fun, engaging and interactive learning environment for future entrepreneurs.

Management students can count this course towards their major. The course can also be double-counted by any student pursuing an entrepreneurship certification. Check with your undergraduate academic advisor or the Graduate Programs Office for complete details.

"Entrepreneurs and innovators are critical to the long-term health and prosperity of Detroit's economy, and students are significantly and increasingly interested in avenues that will help them launch their own businesses," said Associate Professor of Marketing Jeff Stoltman, who is coordinating the certificate program. "Our academic offerings draws upon Wayne State's existing endeavors in entrepreneurship programming, as well as its already strong investment in the city's bootstrap culture."

An MBA concentration in entrepreneurship and innovation is also available through the Ilitch School.

For more information on the class or entrepreneurship programs in the Mike Ilitch School of Business, contact Stoltman at

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