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The Farley Center is an hub of entrepreneurial education at Northwestern. Our distinguished teaching staff work with students to help them develop business skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. Learning to think like an entrepreneur empowers our students to be more creative, confident, and resourceful beyond the classroom.

NUvention Courses

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.

Applications for our Winter 2018 NUvention courses are open until 11:59 PM CST, October 27th, 2017:

Click here to apply for Winter 2018 NUvention: Energy

• Click here to apply for Winter/Spring 2018 NUvention: Web + Media

Foundational and Special Topics in Entrepreneurship Courses

Foundational courses and Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 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.

Applications for our Winter 2018 Innovate for Impact course are open until 11:59 PM CST, October 27th, 2017:

• Click here to apply for Winter 2018 Innovate for Impact

Team applications for our Winter 2018 Radical Entrepreneurship course will open October 18th, 2017 and close October 29th, 2017. Please note: General admission for Radical Entrepreneurship students will open on November 13th, 2017.

• Click here to fill out the Team application for Winter 2018 Radical Entrepreneurship

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Students with an interest in concentrating their academic studies in entrepreneurship and innovation can pursue Farley Center's Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Course Title Course Number Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018 Open To:
NUvention: Analytics* ENTREP 480 Not offered in Fall Quarter Not offered in Winter Quarter TBD Undergrads/Grads
NUvention: Arts* ENTREP 460 Not offered in Fall Quarter Not offered in Winter Quarter TBD Undergrads/Grads
NUvention: Energy* ENTREP 430, ISEN 430 Not offered in Fall Quarter Mondays,
6-9pm
ITW Classroom (1.340) | Ford Design Center
Not offered in Spring Quarter Undergrads/Grads
NUvention: Medical** ENTREP 470, BMD_ENG 495, HEMA 915/6 Wednesdays,
6-9pm
Lurie/Baldwin Auditorium | Chicago Campus
Wednesdays,
6-9pm
ITW Classroom (1.340) | Ford Design Center | Evanston Campus
Not offered in Spring Quarter Undergrads/Grads
NUvention: Advanced Materials* ENTREP 490 Will not be offered in Fall 2017 Not offered in Winter Quarter Not offered in Spring Quarter Undergrads/Grads
NUvention: Transportation ENTREP 450 Wednesdays,
6 - 9pm
ITW Classroom (1.340) | Ford Design Center
Not offered in Winter Quarter Not offered in Spring Quarter Undergrads/Grads
NUvention: Therapeutics ENTREP 495 Tuesdays, 1 - 4pm, LG68, Tech Building (tentative) Not offered in Winter Quarter Not offered in Spring Quarter Undergrads/Grads
NUvention: Web + Media** ENTREP 473, EECS 473 Not offered in Fall Quarter Tuesdays,
2-5:00 pm
The Garage Workspace
TBD Undergrads/Grads
Startup Accounting ENTREP 330-1-1 Tuesdays,
6-9pm
Ford Design Studio (1.230) | Ford Design Center
Tuesdays,
6-9pm
Ford Design Studio (1.230) | Ford Design Center
TBD Undergrads/Grads
Principles of Entrepreneurship* ENTREP 225, IEMS 225 Tues/Thurs,
11am - 12:20pm
ITW Classroom (1.340) | Ford Design Center
Mon/Wed,
9-10:20am
ITW Classroom (1.340) | Ford Design Center
TBD Undergraduates
Engineering Entrepreneurship* ENTREP 325, IEMS 325 Mondays,
6-9pm
The Garage Workspace
Mondays,
6-9pm
The Garage Workspace
TBD Undergraduates/Grads
Radical Entrepreneurship ENTREP 350-1-1 Not offered in Fall Quarter Tuesdays,
6-9:00 pm
The Garage Workspace
Undergraduates/Graduates
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship Demystified
ENTREP 395-0-4 Tuesdays,
9:30 am-12:30pm
Kresge Hall 2-335
Not offered in Winter Quarter Not offered in Spring Quarter Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship:
Growing and Monetizing Your Fanbase
ENTREP 395-0-3 Not be offered in Fall 2017 Tuesdays,
10:00am-1:00pm
Annenberg Hall - Room TBD
Undergraduates
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship:
Leadership, Ethics, and You
ENTREP 395-0-2 Tues/Thurs,
2-3:20pm
ITW Classroom (1.340) | Ford Design Center
Not offered in Winter TBD Juniors, Seniors
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Innovate for Impact
ENTREP 395-0-4, ENTREP 495-0 Not offered Fall Quarter Thursdays,
9:30am-12:30pm
ITW Classroom (1.340) | Ford Design Center
Not offered in Spring Quarter Undergrads/Grads
Independent Study◇ ENTREP 399/499 Offered Offered Offered Undergrads/Grads

** 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.

† Applications required for admission.

†† Applications for this course may be required, depending on quarter/instructor. Please read course description carefully and contact the Farley Center for more information.

◇ Students may be admitted to this course with the instructor's permission.

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