Entrepreneurship represents a new view of integrated management vital to the success of new ventures, corporate entrepreneurship, and non-profit organizations. Entrepreneurship represents an exhilarating world of management with financing backed by few assets, small team operations, rapid growth, and shifting market conditions. Attracting top talent with limited pay, the emotional toll of lay-offs within a small staff, and the pressure of managing a small group of powerful investors are a few of the challenges that entrepreneurship may bring to management. While large firms can and do operate in functional ways, integrated or holistic thinking is a necessity in entrepreneurial ventures that are required to be quick-acting while possessing only limited specialised staff. Through exposure to business leaders, case studies in entrepreneurial management, and insights from research, the Dobson Centre’s Entrepreneurship Concentration teaches students how to manage the challenges and the rewards of managing entrepreneurial ventures. The skills acquired at the Dobson Centre are essential to the success of entrepreneurial ventures, “intrapreneurial” ventures within corporations, and non-profit organisations.
This program appeals to students who:
- Have a concept, process, or product idea and are looking to explore the commercialisation process
- Have a general interest in entrepreneurship
- Wish to pursue a career in a small or medium-sized growth company or non-profit
- Are interested in bringing the entrepreneurial spirit to a large corporation as an “intrapreneur”
- Are looking to strengthen their soft skills in team building, communication, and leadership
FALL 2014 MBA Program Courses
BUSA-664-001 & 002 CREATING THE SMALL BUSINESS (3 credits) Fall 2014
Lecturer: Alexander Kalil
Focusing on the strategies and operating policies of small business enterprises, the course is designed for individuals who are considering entrepreneurial careers either as owners or managers. Provides a practical approach to the many problems likely to be encountered in the evolving life cycle of the small business.