Ventures Enterprise

The Carlson Ventures Enterprise

"We develop entrepreneurial skill through experiential learning"


Through student-led projects, participants champion a new business idea and develop entrepreneurial skills. In the Carlson Ventures Enterprise (CVE), students learn to solve complex business problems and evaluate opportunities, then devise and present recommendations to clients.

Join a student-led team and work on a live client project for a real company. In the CVE, MBA students and a small number of exceptional undergraduates work with clients to assist in the launch of a new venture or product.

Throughout the three-semester program, students also participate in coursework that teaches the frameworks and methodologies crucial for evaluating and developing new ventures. 


Professional Director Toby Nord discusses the importance of the Ventures Enterprise