What is Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (EIM)?

Entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. Innovation Management involves the process of managing an organization's innovation procedure, starting at the initial stage of ideation, to its final stage of successful implementation. It encompasses the decisions, activities, and practices of devising and implementing an innovation strategy.

Why UM-Flint for my Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Degree?

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management major provides depth and breadth of educational exposure for students interested in either starting their own business or working in entrepreneurial and innovative organizations. The curriculum emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, and new product development management, conflict resolution and negotiation, team-building, and project management. Management faculty are available to consult with students wishing to pursue careers in entrepreneurship and innovation management.

EXPERT U-M FACULTY

Faculty teaching general business courses have practical work experience that enhances the online learning environment. Like all University of Michigan instructors, they have a passion for education and years of teaching and mentorship experience.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) encourages students to engage in professional development activities outside the academic environment. In the Fall of 2019, SOM will require all students to participate in career development activities to enhance their employability skills.

Students will be required to participate in practical work experience and career development activities to earn 30 points prior to graduation. Students will be able to attend or participate in presentation, workshops, and seminars/online tutorials in the following areas:

  • Developing Networking Skills
  • Resume Writing Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Search Skills 
  • Business Etiquette 
  • Job Shadowing 
  • Internship 

**Points can be accumulated for each event you attend from freshmen to senior year.

DOUBLE MAJOR

You earn one degree with two different majors. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management major has core classes that overlap with Human Resources Mgt, Marketing, and Operations and Supply Chain Mgt. The Marketing degree is offered 100% online or in the traditional format. Benefits of a double major:

  • Broader level of knowledge. Studying within two majors earn you a level of knowledge within two disciplines other students may not acquire. 
  •  More potential career paths.  By double majoring, you are more likely to be promoted to positions that require knowledge in multiples of functional areas.   
  • Double count courses toward your second major.  Students wishing to pursue a double major should consider majors that share courses between them.  If two majors share the same course, you only have to take that course once.  This reduces the number of courses needed to complete your second major. 
BBA Double Major for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Degree Number of Shared Courses
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Mgt (1)  Develop Negotiations Skills
Marketing

(3)  Market Research, New Product Development,
Develop Negotiations Skills

Operations and Supply Chain Mgt (2)  Project Management, New Product Development

Please refer to the online catalog for the BBA requirements.

Get Involved with the Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is the heart of entrepreneurship within the SOM. The Hagerman Center facilitates entrepreneurial knowledge and interest among all UM-Flint students across campus through workshops, networking, programs, and events. The Center connects entrepreneurial students with appropriate resources and builds entrepreneurial excitement beyond the classroom, all while serving the City of Flint.

  • Over $40,000 in Scholarships
  • A Zillion Solutions
  • Lunch with Entrepreneurs
  • Summer Entrepreneurship Institute