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 The Farley Center is an academic hub of entrepreneurial learning at Northwestern. Our work starts in the classroom with our leading faculty. While many of the students who take one (or several) Farley course will go on to pursue careers in fields other than entrepreneurship, learning to think like an entrepreneur empowers students to be more creative, thoughtful and resourceful after they leave the classroom.

NUvention

NUvention classes are our flagship academic offerings, spanning several industries and verticals. Each is a one- or two-quarter, intensive course in ideating, developing and launching a business. Currently, there are NUvention courses in advanced materials, medical devices and technologies, clean energy, Web and media, social impact, the arts, analytics, and transportation. Explore our NUvention program.

Foundational Courses

Foundational courses offer in-depth exploration and application of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Undergraduate and graduate students may enroll. View our upcoming course schedule in the table below.

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Graduate Minor

Students with an interest in concentrating their academic studies in entrepreneurship and innovation can pursue either the Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship or the Graduate Minor in Entrepreneurship.

Course Title Course Number Spring Winter Fall
NUvention: Analytics* ENTREP 495 Spring 2018, TBD
NUvention: Arts* ENTREP 460 Fridays,
10am-1pm
The Garage
NUvention: Energy* ENTREP 430, ISEN 430, PPTYTORT 632 Mondays,
6-9pm
Ford Design Center, ITW Classroom (1.340)
NUvention: Medical** ENTREP 470, BMD_ENG 495 Wednesdays,
6-9pm
ITW Classroom (1.340)
Wednesdays,
6-9pm
Lurie/Baldwin Auditorium
NUvention: Advanced Materials*  ENTREP 480 Will not be offered in Fall 2017
NUvention: Transportation ENTREP 450 Tuesdays,
6:30-9:30pm
Ford Design Cntr
Rm 1.230
NUvention: Therapeutics ENTREP 495 Fall 2017, TBD
NUvention: Web + Media** ENTREP 473, EECS 473 TBD Tuesdays,
12:30-3:30pm - Tech L211 (Classroom), 2-3:30pm - Tech M128 (Breakout Room)
Startup Accounting ENTREP 395 Tuesdays,
2-5pm
Walter Annenberg Hall, Rm G31
Tuesdays,
2-5pm
Tech LG72
Tues/Thurs,
3:30-4:50pm
Ford Design Cntr
Rm 1.230
Principles of Entrepreneurship* ENTREP 225. IEMS 225 Tues/Thurs,
11-12:20pm
Ford Design Center, ITW Classroom (1.340)
Tues/Thurs,
9-10:20am
The Garage Workspace
Tues/Thurs,
11-12:20pm
ITW 1.340
Engineering Entrepreneurship* ENTREP 325, IEMS 325 Mondays,
6-9pm
The Garage Workspace
Mondays,
6-9pm
The Garage Workspace
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship:
Growing and Monetizing your Fanbase
ENTREP 395 Mondays,
3-6pm
Room TBD
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship:
Leadership, Ethics, and You
ENTREP 395 Tues/Thurs,
2-3:20pm
Ford Design Center, ITW Classroom (1.340)
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Radical Entrepreneurship ENTREP 395 Mondays,
6-9:30 pm
Ford Design Studio (1.230)
Independent Study ENTREP 399/499 Offered Offered Offered

**Two-quarter course. Exceptional undergraduate students can be admitted into these courses. Please read course description carefully and contact the Farley Center for more information.

*Exceptional undergraduate students can be admitted into these courses. Please read course description carefully and contact the Farley Center for more information.

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