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Department of Entrepreneurship & Leadership


The Department of Entrepreneurship & Leadership provides diverse training and resources for all U-M students, and particularly those invested in becoming the arts leaders of tomorrow. Offering multiple points of entry, from co-curricular resources to single-credit courses and certificate and minor programs, students can engage with a variety of topics across the spectrum of arts entrepreneurship and leadership studies, while honing practical skills and knowledge that will amplify their artistry. Whether focused on individual career development, starting a new venture, or innovating within organizations, the Department offers a customizable academic foundation upon which students will learn how to transform their ideas into action.



Jonathan Kuuskoski (Interim Chair)

Mark Clague (Interim Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs)


Associated Faculty

Matthew Albert

Amy Chavasse

Christianne Myers

Aaron Dworkin

Melody Racine (Interim Dean)






Greg Poggi

Robert Swedberg



SMTD logo for eventEXCEL Talk: Marty O’Donnell, video game composer

Sunday, January 14 - 1:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, EXCEL Lab (1279 Moore)
Free - no tickets required

Daniel Passino performs at the Pandora Challenge
Carrie Rexroat conducts an interview for her project, A'tdues & BrewsMelissa Coppola makes an announcement at her summer program, Girls Rock DetroitJoe Broom with students from his project, Chamber UniqueStudents watch a presentation

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower