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 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 nanotechnology, medical devices and technologies, clean energy, Web and media, social impact, the arts, analytics, and pharmaceuticals/therapeutics. Explore our NUvention program.
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.
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||Winter||Spring|
|NUvention: Nanotechnology*||ENTREP 480|
|NUvention: Medical**||ENTREP 495, BMD_ENG 495||Wednesdays,
|NUvention: Energy*||ENTREP 430, ISEN 430, PPTYTORT 632||Tuesdays,
|NUvention: Web + Media**||ENTREP 473, EECS 473||Tuesdays,
|NUvention: Innovate for Impact*||ENTREP 495, DSGN 495||x|
|NUvention: Analytics*||ENTREP 495||x|
|NUvention: Arts*||ENTREP 495||x|
|Principles of Entrepreneurship*||ENTREP 225||Tues/Thurs,
|Engineering Entrepreneurship*||ENTREP 325||Tues/Thurs,
|Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures||ENTREP 380|
|Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Selling and Scaling||ENTREP 395||x|
|Independent Study||ENTREP 399/499||x||x|
**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.