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Online Courses in Entrepreneurship

Do you have an idea, a product or a service that you wish to turn into a sustainable venture? Do you want to do something that you love?

Canada has more than 2.5 million small business owners, half of which are women. This generates more than 80,000 jobs a year or about one-quarter of new employment positions. Nearly one in four North American states that he/she will be self employed at some point in the next five years

Many individuals start their own business out of a passion to be independent, the love of a challenge or the desire to turn a hobby into a source of income. The vast majority of entrepreneurs say that starting a business was the best decision that they have ever made. Even at the expense of longer working hours and the entrepreneurs’ responsibility for their own livelihoods, the benefits of more control over their lifestyle and doing something they love far outweigh the other alternatives.

If you want a fast paced, dynamic career where you influence the outcome and impact of your venture, McGill’s School of Continuing Studies is launching a new series of online credit courses, taught by our expert instructors that will give you the skills you need.

Program Features:

  • Courses offered weekday evening 6:00 to 9:00 on-line with an instructor
  • Each course is 39 hours
  • Credit courses that leads towards a university certificate
  • Remote learning
  • No extra living expenses
  • No extra travel time
  • Hands-on learning and customized guidance
  • Access to advanced university learning
  • Within a virtual classroom mode, our methodology includes a mix of case studies, interactive group discussions and practical application of concepts
  • The courses are continually updated to reflect new practices, standards or regulations

For the purposes of the online courses we have gathered a team dedicated to ensure a high level of online learning experience to the students.

The first 2 online courses; Introduction to Business and College Algebra and Functions have been successfully launched in September 2012 and January 2013 respectively.

Course scheduled for Fall 2013

CENT 306 Launching a New Business
3 credits  
Dates: September 9, 2013 - December 3, 2013

Converting ideas into successful new business ventures is a challenging task that needs creativity, understanding of the external market, key planning and risk management. All aspects of launching a new business, including the skills and tools needed to identify, evaluate and launch an attractive product or service.

Module I: How does it Work: Practice of entrepreneurship, from the idea to the first sell?

Module II: Preparing and Planning the Business Venture: Targeting and positioning the venture.

Module III: Marketing Strategies: Pricing and promotion strategies.

Module IV: Set up and Manage your Business: Day to day business, accountancy, banking, marketing and human resources. Preparing for the next level.

Course scheduled for Winter 2014

CACC 520 Accounting for Management
3 credits
Dates: January 6, 2014 - April 7, 2014

Co-requisite: CMS2 500 Mathematics for Management, Course Equivalency or Exemption by Examination Test.

This course covers financial and managerial accounting. The course provides an understanding of the various financial statements as well as cost behaviour, cost/volume/profit relationships, budgets, responsibility accounting and relevant costing.

Module I: Transaction Analysis: understanding of the impact of business transactions on a set of financial statements.

Module II: Specific Assets and Liabilities: exposure to different types of Assets and Liabilities and the accounting thereof.

Module III: Select Financial Statements & Financial Analysis: acquire a user perspective of the preparation of the financial statements and ratio analysis.

Module IV: Using accounting information to make Business Decisions.

How to Register

Online and in-person.

Or contact Client Services.
T: 514–398 6200 

For more information, contact:

Melanie Tozzi
Administrative Coordinator
Career and Professional Development
McGill University School of Continuing Studies
688 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 1140
Montreal, Quebec Canada H3A 3R1
T  514-398-6914
F  514-398-3108
melanie [dot] tozzi [at] mcgill [dot] ca