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.  

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.

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

Tier 1
Select two course (6 credits) from the following:6
Small Business Management 1
New Venture Planning 2
Social Entrepreneurship
Tier 2
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Not-for-Profit Accounting
Culture and Global Business
Anth of Health and Environment
Small Business Management
CHE Methods
Social Media for PR
Writing for Civic Literacy
Public Relations Campaigns
Economics of Pov and Discrm
Lead,Advoc, Admin Early Ch Prg
EC: Fam/Sch/Comm Collaboration
Script-Writing Workshop
Design Thinking : Process, Method & Practice
New Venture Planning
Social Entrepreneurship
Multicult in School and Soc
Financial Planning
Retirement Planning
Comm Organizing for Health
Financing Health & Medical Sys
Women Leadership/Social Change
American City
IT Strategy: Disrupting Norms
Sales Mgmt & Personal Selling
Business to Business Marketing
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Creativity
Management Skills Development
Negotiation and Conflict Mgt
Politics&Policies Soc Welfare
Revitalizing Cities
Required Capstone Activity
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Business Experiential Learning
Social Entrepreneurship 3
Total Credit Hours12

BPS 441 can satisfy either Tier 1 or Tier 2, but not both.


ENT 401 can satisfy either Tier 1 or Tier 2, but not both.


ENT 403 can satisfy only one of the following Tier 1 or Tier 2 or Required Capstone Activity.   If ENT 403 is used to satisfy the Capstone requirement, then BPS 441 and ENT 401 must be elected to satisfy the Tier 1 requirement. 

Certificate Requirements

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship requires 9 credits. 

Select 3 courses from the following:9
Entrepreneurial Thinking&Behav
New Venture Planning
Entrep, Corp Entrep & Society
Social Entrepreneurship
Total Credit Hours9