West Michigan’s colleges and universities are adding programs and contests aimed at budding entrepreneurs. From curriculums with an entrepreneurial emphasis to pitch and business plan competitions, the region’s institutes of higher education are building business programs that put academic theory into real-life practice.
Teaching people how to be entrepreneurs is in vogue at business schools these days. Across the country, colleges and universities are scurrying to create entrepreneurship programs as traditional MBA offerings like finance lose some of their luster. But what about teaching people who already are entrepreneurs?
Stuffy is out, fun is in. That general trend in office culture has been taking shape for a couple of decades, but it’s becoming more pronounced as companies struggle to attract young creative talent and inspire their workforce.
Law firms in the Grand Rapids area made modest improvements between 2011 and 2012 in diversifying their ranks amid hope of greater gains to come by collectively focusing on the issue.