Michigan entrepreneurial programs engage students in the classroom and beyond. We offer a wealth of opportunities designed to give students the skills and experiences needed to be effective leaders with the confidence to innovate, be entrepreneurial, and re-invent themselves. The Entrepreneurship Minor is open to all undergraduate students – no application is required. Students who wish to pursue the minor should schedule an advising appointment.

PEER ADVISING
Students interested in the Entrepreneurship Minor should meet with an Entrepreneurship Minor Peer Advisor to discuss minor requirements and gain valuable student perspectives and advice.  Students can schedule advising appointments with Entrepreneurship Minor Peer Advisors during the Fall and Winter terms.

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Hunter Phelps | Schedule an appointment
Hunter was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She currently attends the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, where she is a rising senior majoring in business administration and minoring in entrepreneurship. Hunter loves entrepreneurship. In 2018, through her involvement with U of M’s optiMize student incubator program, she became the founder of Terry Lu Naturals (www.terrylunaturals.com), a natural hair and skin care company that creates dual-use products for men and women. Since then, she has participated in TechArb’s Student Venture Accelerator Program, served as a self-hosted intern for Terry Lu Naturals through the Zell Lurie Institute, and currently serves as a teaching assistant for various entrepreneurship classes. This summer, Hunter is working full-time as a marketing and merchandising intern for Walgreens, while still leading her company, Terry Lu Naturals. In her spare time, she loves to paint and sells her paintings through her second business, Hunter’s Palette. She also enjoys playing with her dog, Harley. Hunter’s career goal is to obtain a leadership position in brand management and marketing, while developing Terry Lu Naturals into a multimillion-dollar business.
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Lucy Rapp | Schedule an appointment
Lucy is a junior studying double majoring in economics and art history with a minor in entrepreneurship. She is interested in retail and technology and has begun developing her own app with peers she met through BLI. Her favorite classes in the minor so far are PSYCH/ALA 223 and SI 360. She is interested in pursuing a career in marketing/product development; but outside of school, she enjoys volleyball, concerts, and  all things Michigan!
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Alexandria Ballard |  Schedule an appointment
Alexandria is pursuing a double major in Cognitive Science and Political Science with a minor in entrepreneurship. She has a keen interest in market research and consumer behavior, which she has had the opportunity to explore through courses in the entrepreneurship minor. Courses such as MKT 313 and ES 212 allowed her to learn about the wants and needs of consumers, market management, and how to use the theory of behavior and marketing to grow a company. After graduating from Michigan, she hopes to pursue a career in business strategy in some capacity. Outside of school, she loves listening and analyzing music as well as playing the ukulele.
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Ryan Morrison | Schedule an appointment
Ryan is a fifth year senior studying psychology and entrepreneurship. His favorite course in the entrepreneurship minor is ALA 270: Creating Innovative Environments, which inspired him down the path of education and business. He has participated in multiple accelerators and entrepreneurial programs on and off campus, including: optiMize, Innovation in Action, NSF-Icorps and Hult Prize Competition. He has business development and consulting experience in multiple industries for multiple startups. This past summer, Ryan started his own strengths-based coaching company called Kaizen. He also conducted initial customer discovery for his new club on campus: Entrepreneur Student Alliance (ESA).
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Taylor Lansey
Taylor is a senior studying computer science with minors in entrepreneurship and business. She is passionate about technology solutions and has started her own company with peers she met through the entrepreneurship minor. Her favorite classes in the minor so far are PSYCH/ALA 223 and ENTR 390 Digital Product Design. She is interested in pursuing a career in music and entertainment technology development; but, she can talk all things E-minor, Michigan or just life in general! Taylor will be joining us in the Winter term.

ACADEMIC ADVISING & DECLARATION
For more information and/or to declare the Entrepreneurship Minor, students may schedule an advising appointment online to meet with an Entrepreneurship Minor staff advisor.  Appointments may be scheduled about three weeks in advance and new appointments will continue to be made available throughout the semester.  Students may also email EntrepreneurshipMinor@umich.edu for further information.  

MINOR RELEASES
Students pursuing the Entrepreneurship Minor will need to request a minor release prior to graduation.  Students do not need to schedule an appointment for a minor release.  Minor release requests can be submitted via email to EntrepreneurshipMinor@umich.edu.  In the email, students should submit their plan for completion of the minor (if not already complete) and indicate any credit that is overlapping between the student’s major and minor.

PETITIONS
Students may submit a petition to request that a class they are currently taking, or have taken in the past, be counted toward Entrepreneurship Minor requirements.  Students will be asked to include the syllabus for the course they are petitioning, and should also be able to explain how the course meets criteria for the Entrepreneurship Minor’s elective category or practicum category, as applicable (practicum petitions will not be reviewed unless the course has been completed). Students will also be asked to explain how the course relates to their individual pursuit of entrepreneurship.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CURRICULUM

Entrepreneurship Minor

  • 15-credit Entrepreneurship Minor
  • immersive, engaged learning experience
  • complements all areas of study

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MINOR

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Program in Entrepreneurship (PIE)
The Program in Entrepreneurship has ended effective December 2017.