School of Business and Economics

Entrepreneurship Concentration

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How is Management with Entrepreneurship Concentration at Michigan Tech Different?

The Michigan Tech management major with concentration in entrepreneurship helps students get their disruptive business ideas off the ground with small class sizes, experiential learning, and financial opportunities. Learn how to make a business plan, hire employees, and stay on top of innovation trends–everything you need to know to launch your high-tech ideas with success.

Michigan Tech faculty nurture students' ideas. Classes help students establish crowdfunding success, and Enterprise projects challenge teams to innovate and pitch to real clients—practical preparation for a future in business.

What You Need to Know

Starting a business requires learning, planning, and networking. Michigan Tech's partnership with the National Science Foundation's I-Corps program helps students find markets for their inventions as an experiential learning project integrated into the entrepreneurship concentration.

Businesses and Ventures Created by Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics Alumni:

  • Source Performance, Malcolm Gwilliam '08
  • Kaye Putnam Brand Strategy, Kaye Putnam '08
  • Makerhub, Cedric Kennedy '16

Small Enough to Care, Large Enough to Lead:

  • 400+ undergraduate students
  • $70,000+ in School-funded scholarships awarded each year
  • Michigan Tech student entrepreneurs can work, research, and tinker in The Alley, Michigan Tech's makerspace, a large, physical room equipped with tools and equipment (3-D printer, woodworking, electronics, crafting, sewing, and more) to create, learn, and collaborate with fellow "makers."
  • Huskies are given opportunities to apply developing knowledge and gain real-world exposure by participating in (and winning!) regional and national competitions.
  • Open to Michigan Tech students of all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—gives students real-world experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $1.5 million of real money.
  • The Silicon Valley Spring Break Experience is a one-of-a-kind trip available exclusively to School of Business and Economics students. Huskies travel to the heart of the tech business world, tour companies like Google and Cisco, and meet with successful entrepreneurs, including Michigan Tech alumni.
  • The spirit of entrepreneurism is alive on Innovation Shore. Business students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through peer collaboration with our senior-level Business Development Experience, developing and presenting a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.

Crazy Smart Opportunities and Experiences

Live, learn, and grow alongside like-minded students inside the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House. This on-campus residence promotes innovation through entrepreneurship and group collaboration. Powerful innovation occurs when a diverse group of students live near each other, sharing in challenges and success, pooling knowledge and expertise, and living with a common purpose to create the future.

"Michigan Tech provides entrepreneurs with the education they will need to accelerate their learning to keep pace with rapid advances in technology."Shane Jacques, senior business consultant, Small Business Development Center, Michigan Tech