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Entrepreneurship and innovation education open to all

We teach all Northwestern students how to think like innovators and use creative problem-solving skills to help turn their ideas into reality. Explore the Farley Center’s wide range of resources and courses, from foundational classes in leadership, accounting, and marketing to experiential, team-based classes in which startup ideas are developed. The innovative mindset and entrepreneurial skills taught at Farley can apply to any career path.

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Academics and Resources

Coursework, connections, and tools to move your unique ideas into the world

Rooted in the McCormick School of Engineering, our comprehensive, credit-bearing coursework is accessible to all Northwestern students, no matter their area of study or experience level.


Explore a range of exciting courses in entrepreneurship and innovation, including Farley's experiential NUvention courses, without committing to a minor.

Student Resources

Be supported through your entire entrepreneurial journey by connecting with peers, spaces, and mentors.

Get to Know Us

We embrace cross-disciplinarity

At the Farley Center, we believe everyone can be an innovator. That means we bring together students from all backgrounds in the classroom for a unique interdisciplinary experience. See how entrepreneurial skills can apply to all paths — including medicine, law, journalism, music, and more.

News & Events


Farley + Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Pairing the technical skills cultivated through industrial engineering and management sciences studies with Farley’s entrepreneurially minded courses empowers students to create value for businesses, customers, and, in many cases, society.

Farley + Performing Arts

In Farley courses, theatre and performing arts students develop important entrepreneurial skills to power their creative pursuits.

Farley + Journalism

To succeed in a complex, ever-evolving digital information ecosystem, journalists are using entrepreneurial skills and an innovative mindset more than ever. Farley coursework enhances journalism studies for students who want to explore roles beyond traditional media.

VentureCat 2022: The Results

Northwestern student startup teams with Farley ties took home first and third place prizes at the 2022 VentureCat startup competition.


Northwestern Engineering's Dean's Seminar Series presents: The G...

October 6
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

November 23
All Day

Thanksgiving Break ends and Fall classes resume

November 28
All Day

Fall examinations end

December 10
All Day

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