The Minor and Certificate in Entrepreneurship can complement any field of study.

Gain the tools and skills you need to familiarize yourself with tasks such as market assessment, capital formation, business planning, effective communication, staffing, systems design, financial planning and operations management. The minor and certificate focus on the research, planning, and strategies that are critical to start a new business, take over a family business, or quickly advance in your field. Both programs are open to all undergraduate students at UM-Dearborn.  Non-degree seeking candidates as well as guest students with or without college degrees may be eligible for the Certificate.

Certificate Admission

Current UM-Dearborn undergraduate students: 

  • Open to anyone with a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Must declare the Entrepreneurship certificate by submitting the declaration of certificate form to their academic unit office.

Guest students:

  • Open to anyone interested in learning more about entrepreneurship.
  • Guest students should fill out the UM-Dearborn guest application. Then, notify the College of Business by filling out the declaration of certificate form and send it to cboatin@umich.edu or drop it off in the student services office at 168 Fairlane Center South. (Admission to persons not holding a college degree will be limited to five per academic term.)

Goals of the Certificate

Goal 1: Students will apply a working knowledge of the principles of entrepreneurship to analysis and problem solving. Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • 1a Creatively analyze the business environment for opportunities
  • 1b Recognize problems and convert them into opportunities

Goal 2: Students will understand how to apply entrepreneurial techniques in an organizational setting. Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • 2a Use the entrepreneurial mindset in various business settings
  • 2b Apply the concepts of entrepreneurship in their chosen field of work

Goal 3: Students will gain an understanding of the steps that might take in their own entrepreneurial pursuits. Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • 3a Identify local resources for starting their own entrepreneurial ventures

Entrepreneurship Minor


ENT 400Entrepreneurial Thinking&Behav3

Minor Requirements

ENT 401New Venture Planning3
ENT 402Entrep, Corp Entrep & Society3
BA 491Bus Experiential Learning3
Select one course from the following:3
Not-for-Profit Accounting
Culture and Int'l Business
Small Business Management
CHE 401
Social Media for PR
Public Relations Campaigns
Economics of Pov and Discrm
Lead,Advoc, Admin Early Ch Prg
EC: Fam/Sch/Comm Collaboration
Writing for Civic Literacy
Script-Writing Workshop
Des Inovtn: Proc, Meth & Prct
Multicult in School and Soc
Financial Planning
Retirement Planning
Comm Organizing for Health
Women Leadership/Social Change
American City
IT Strategy: Disrupting Norms
Sales Mgmt & Personal Selling
Business to Business Mktg
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Politics&Policies Soc Welfare
Revitalizing Cities
Management Skills Development
Negotiation and Conflict Mgt
Total Credit Hours12

Certificate Requirements

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship requires 3 courses (9 credits)

ENT 400Entrepreneurial Thinking&Behav3
ENT 401New Venture Planning3
ENT 402Entrep, Corp Entrep & Society3
Total Credit Hours9