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Applied Learning

University of Wisconsin–Madison students have several opportunities to gain hands-on experience in entrepreneurship. Explore fellowship, practicum, and coursework options and see what’s right for your entrepreneurial goals.

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The Fellowship is an applied training program for Wisconsin Full-Time MBA students interested in entrepreneurship. Receive mentorship based on your career aspirations, work on projects with local companies, participate in competitions, student organizations, and the Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic, and hear from guest speakers.

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The Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship (WAVE) course is an experiential practicum in starting and growing businesses. The practicum involves a weekly seminar, hands-on work on a startup company, and interaction with local and national experts on a variety of topics important to entrepreneurs. Students often use the WAVE program as a platform to launch their own ventures.

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Graduate Coursework

Explore entrepreneurship to complement your field of study. Examine social entrepreneurship, new venture creation, management, intellectual property rights, finance, and creating businesses in technology and the arts.