Eller Entrepreneurship and Innovation Requirement
Entrepreneurship is the business of change: driving it, managing it and riding it to success.
Starting with the freshmen class admitted in fall 2010, all Eller undergraduate students must complete a three-credit Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EI) requirement as part of their Eller College experience. Eller majors can select from a wide variety of classes to fulfill the EI Requirement.
Eller EI Requirement FAQs
Q: Do I have to take an EI class before I can get accepted into Eller?
A: No, you can take the class any time before graduation, before or after admission to the college.
Q: Can I take more than one EI class?
A: You are only required to take one, three-credit class. However, if there are available seats, you may take additional classes for general interest.
Q: How can I tell if a class meets the EI Requirement?
A: You can check with your Eller advisor, if you have one, look at your Academic Advisement Report or check with the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
Q: What EI classes are currently available to me?
A: The offerings will change and expand each semester. For the most current list, check with your Eller advisor, if you have one, look at your Academic Advisement Report or check with the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
Q: I see some classes are offered by other departments – can I take those classes?
A: Faculty and departments across campus are partnering with the McGuire Center to offer classes at the intersection between their disciplines and entrepreneurship. For more information, check with your Eller advisor, if you have one, look at your Academic Advisement Report or check with the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
Q: Can I meet my EI Requirement through an independent study?
A: Contact the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. Each situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Q: Can a class I took at another institution qualify for the EI Requirement?
A: Contact your Eller Advisor. Each situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Q: I hope to apply to the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program. Will the classes I take as part of the program fulfill the EI Requirement?
A: No, the classes you take as part of the McGuire Program can not be used to fulfill the EI Requirement.
Q: Can I take my EI class while I am in the Entrepreneurship Program?
A: No, the EI requirement must be met prior to your entrance into the McGuire program.
Q: What if I still have additional questions?
A: The McGuire Center offers advising for students. Please contact the Entrepreneurship Student Services Coordinator to set up an advising appointment.
Entrepreneurship Student Services Coordinator
For additional information, please contact us.