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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 Fall
NUvention: Analytics* ENTREP 495 Fridays,
1-4pm
North Garage
Padula Room
NUvention: Arts* ENTREP 495 Fridays,
12:25-3:25pm
Ford Design Cntr
ITW 1.350
NUvention: Energy* ENTREP 430, ISEN 430, PPTYTORT 632
NUvention: Innovate for Impact* ENTREP 495, DSGN 495 Wednesdays,
1-4pm
Ford Design Cntr
ITW 1.350
NUvention: Medical** ENTREP 495, BMD_ENG 495 TBD Chicago
NUvention: Advanced Materials*  ENTREP 480 TBD
NUvention: Transportation Tuesdays,
6:30-9:30pm
Ford Design Cntr
Rm 1.230
NUvention: Web + Media** ENTREP 473, EECS 473 Tuesdays,
1:15-4:15pm
Accounting Clinics Tues/Thurs,
3:30-4:50pm
Ford Design Cntr
Rm 1.230
Principles of Entrepreneurship* ENTREP 225 Mon/Wed,
12-1:20pm
North Garage
Classroom 1
Tues/Thurs,
11-12:20pm
ITW 1.350
Engineering Entrepreneurship* ENTREP 325 Mon/Wed,
9-10:20am
North Garage
Classroom 1
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship:
Growing and Monetizing your Fanbase
ENTREP 395 Mondays,
3-6pm
Room TBD
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship:
Leadership & Decision-Making Dynamics
ENTREP 395
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Selling and Scaling ENTREP 395 Tuesdays,
6:30-9:30pm
ITW 1.350
Independent Study ENTREP 399/499 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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