Academics

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

“The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is the destination for all who seek to develop their full potential. Our innovative, dynamic and diverse set of programs uses experiential learning to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship within an ethical, Christian culture.”
-Dr. Claudia Santin,
Dean of the College of Business

As a community outreach effort of The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s programs are open to the general public.

  • Free events, such as the Entrepreneur Speaker Series and workshops to assess whether you are well-suited to working for yourself, are offered to provide inspiration and introductions to various topics relevant to entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and others interested innovative industries and careers.  
  • Hands-on experiential seminars, workshops and bootcamps are offered to help participants with various aspects of transforming an innovative idea into a marketable concept or new business venture, along with the nuts and bolts of launching, funding, growing and even selling a new business venture or innovative idea. 
  • MBA Certificate Courses in Entrepreneurship and Digital Marketing are offered to transform start-up or existing businesses into rapid growth entities by implementing the latest technologies and strategies in innovation and entrepreneurship.  

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship also offers corporate partners custom opportunities to inject innovation and entrepreneurial transformations into their organizations, by leveraging our domestic and international undergraduate and graduate student population, diverse faculty located throughout the globe, and unique blend of learning institutions. Contact the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to schedule a meeting to explore opportunities for customized research, consulting and at-your-site corporate training programs.

Contact us today to explore opportunities for customized research, consulting and at-your-site corporate training programs at CIE@CUChicago.edu