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Farley Center Courses

Farley Center courses enable students to understand the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship.Farley Center courses enable students to understand the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship.

The Farley Center offers courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. While Principles of Entrepreneurship and Engineering Entrepreneurship are part of the core curriculum for undergraduates, both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to enroll in or apply for any of our other 300- and 400-level courses. Please note there is an application process for every NUvention class and for some Farley Center courses as well. Click here for a complete listing of our NUvention courses.

Principles of Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 225)

• Applications for the Fall 2017 section of ENTREP 225 are now closed.
Principles of Entrepreneurship is a fundamental course for students with limited or no prior exposure to business. In this class, you will build a knowledge foundation in all the key entrepreneurial subject areas. This includes accounting, finance, and marketing. The final deliverable will be an elevator pitch. This course is cross-listed as IEMS 225. It is a core course for the Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship.

Please note: The Fall 2017 quarter of this course is open by application only. Applicants must be approved before they can register for this course.

See the syllabus for Principles of Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 225)

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Engineering Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 325)

The goal of Engineering Entrepreneurship is to deepen and expand the understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation that students garner from taking Principles of Entrepreneurship, or from exploring entrepreneurship in another capacity. A case-based, more technical class, Engineering Entrepreneurship employs lean startup methodology to further instill the importance of being agile and able to pivot. ENTREP 325 is cross-listed with IEMS 325. This is a core course for the Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship.

See the syllabus for Engineering Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 325)

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Startup Accounting & Finance (ENTREP 330-1)

Startup Accounting is a course that incorporates lecture by the instructor and industry veterans with case study and a lean startup-focused accounting practicum. Startup Accounting covers accounting principles, provides software training, and assigns student teams to work with actual startup clients in need of accounting help. It is a core course for the Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship.

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Radical Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 350-1)

Your idea has legs and even traction. Radical Entrepreneurship drills down on how to build your venture, while at the same time retaining a collaborative culture and continuous innovation. Using iterative and lean startup methodology, students will explore the necessary mindsets and methods to best position their ventures for continued growth and success. Radical Entrepreneurship is an incubator boot camp for your real-world project; the coursework centers on students’ existing ventures.• General student admission opens Monday, November 13th, 2017. Winter 2018 Radical Entrepreneurship team applications are now CLOSED

**Please note, this class and partnership between the Farley Center and the Garage. A portion of the seats in the class will be held for Wildfire teams. The remaining seats will be open for any student with the proper prerequisites to enroll. Students who enroll and are not part of a team will be assigned to work with a Wildfire team. Your participation in class on a Wildfire team does not guarantee that you will become a founding member of that team and does not guarantee any rights with respect to equity, intellectual property, or any other rights related to that company.

Winter 2018 Wildfire teams include Unruled., Mogo, BOSSY Chicago, Wingding USA, Roominate, HiTrans.

Read about the 2016-2017 Wildfire teams.

Read about the 2017 Summer Wildfire teams.

Contact us to get on the distribution list for this and other ENTREP courses.

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Innovate for Impact (ENTREP 395/ENTREP 495)

• Innovate for Impact is new for Winter 2017 and is open to both undergraduate (300-level) and graduate students (400-level). Students interested in taking  Innovate for Impact must apply for the course by November 15th, 2017. Click here to apply for Winter 2018 Innovate for Impact
Innovate for Impact is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program designed to expose students to the design and launch of market-based ventures that address unmet societal and environmental needs of both an international and domestic nature, and the social entrepreneurial approach to addressing hyperlocal challenges that affect the City of Chicago. This course will walk students through the steps associated with creating and implementing a social venture—a venture that addresses a social issue while simultaneously being financially self-sufficient.

Students will be exposed to the user-centered design process for social impact, market and nonmarket contexts of resource-challenged settings and the nuts-and-bolts of launching a venture. Like other NUvention courses, Impact represents the most aggressive attempt to allow students to create a start-up social venture within the framework of a class.

See faculty for Innovate for Impact (ENTREP 395-0-4)

A syllabus for Innovate for Impact (ENTREP 395-0-4) is pending.

Entrepreneurship Demystified (ENTREP 395)

• Entrepreneurship Demystified is new for Fall 2017. Extracurricular experience in entrepreneurship is recommended.
Entrepreneurship Demystified pulls back the veil on Silicon Valley and startups. Specifically designed for students with some extracurricular experience in entrepreneurship, we will explore current issues in the startup world and challenges students may face in the workplace. This discussion-based class will ask students to think critically about topics such as building and working on a team, the pros and cons of “startup culture,” how to navigate the industry as a woman or minority, and how to manage for innovation. Students are expected to participate actively in weekly discussions and openly reflect on their own career experiences and goals.

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See the Syllabus for Entrepreneurship Demystified

Growing and Monetizing your Fanbase (ENTREP 395)

Growing and Monetizing your Fanbase is designed to expose artists to entrepreneurial thinking in building their careers. Are you a singer, actor, musician, comedian, writer, graphic artist, fashionista, or dancer that wants to promote your career? Students will be exposed to highly relevant methodologies that startup entrepreneurs use to create and grow their companies, but in this case, the corporation being grown and promoted is their talent and fans, via their own personal brand.

See the course syllabus for Growing and Monetizing your Fanbase (ENTREP 395)

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Leadership, Ethics, and You (ENTREP 360)

• Applications for Fall 2017's Leadership, Ethics, and You (ENTREP 360) are now closed.
Farley Center's Leadership, Ethics, and You, is designed for students who want to explore how ethics and integrity fit into leadership. This course will help student entrepreneurs develop their “True North,” a compass that allows students to lead themselves and others.

Please note: This course is open to juniors and seniors from all disciplines and is by application only.

See faculty for Leadership, Ethics, and You (ENTREP 360)

See the syllabus for Leadership, Ethics, and You (ENTREP 360)

Independent Studies (ENTREP 399/499)

Another option for deepening entrepreneurial learning is to pursue an independent study, advised by one of the Farley faculty members. Course projects can be research-based or be used to further an existing entrepreneurial endeavor. Independent studies can be completed at the undergraduate (399) or graduate (499) level and can count toward the Undergraduate Certificate or Graduate Minor.

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