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Minor Technological Entrepreneurship (18 credits)

Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Minor Adviser: Faculty Student Adviser in the McGill Engineering Student Centre (Student Affairs Office) (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22).

This Minor is offered jointly by the Faculties of Engineering and Management. It will appeal to those students who have a concept, process, or product idea in mind and who want to explore the opportunity of commercializing it. It will also be of interest to students who have a general interest in entrepreneurship and intend to pursue a career in small- and medium-sized high-technology/engineering companies.

Engineering students (including B.Eng., B.S.E., and B.Sc.(Arch.) students) may obtain the Technological Entrepreneurship Minor by completing six courses (18 credits). B.Eng. and B.S.E. students may double-count up to two courses (6 credits) of Complementary Studies (Group B, Humanities, and Social Sciences courses) toward the Minor.

Students considering this Minor should consult the Minor Adviser listed above.

Complementary Courses

18 credits (six courses) from the following:

  • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Concentrating on entrepreneurship and enterprise development, particular attention is given to the start-up, purchasing and management of small to medium-sized industrial firms in an environment that would appeal to Engineering students. The focal point is in understanding the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs, resolving them, developing a business plan and the maximum utilization of the financial, marketing and human resources that make for a successful operation.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Peter Younkin (Fall) Michael M Avedesian (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or MGCR 341
  • FACC 500 Technology Business Plan Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : This course combines several management functional areas such as marketing, financial, operations and strategy with the skills of creativity, engineering innovation, leadership and communications. Students learn how to design an effective and winning business plan around a technology or engineering project in small, medium or large enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michael M Avedesian (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or MIME 310 or permission of instructor.
    • Recommended to be taken in combination with FACC 501.
  • FACC 501 Technology Business Plan Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Students work in teams to develop a comprehensive business plan project based on a technological or engineering innovation while utilizing site visits.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael M Avedesian (Winter)

    • (1-0-8)
    • Prerequisite: FACC 500 or Permission of Instructor.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken FACC 480.
    • Recommended to be taken in combination with FACC 500.
  • MGCR 352 Marketing Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to marketing principles, focusing on problem solving and decision making. Topics include: the marketing concept; marketing strategies; buyer behaviour; Canadian demographics; internal and external constraints; product; promotion; distribution; price. Lectures, text material and case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: DaHee Han, Emine Sarigollu, Hamid Etemad, Charles Royce, Robert H S Soroka (Fall) Chun Qiu, Saurabh Mishra, Thomas Dotzel, Anne-Sophie Chaxel (Winter)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management
  • MGCR 423 Strategic Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An integrative and interdisciplinary introduction to strategy formation and execution. Concepts, tools, and practical application to understand how firms leverage resources and capabilities to gain competitive advantage in dynamic, contemporary industries. Strategic positioning, organizational design, and managerial action for the long-term success of businesses and positive social and ecological outcomes.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gregory Bryan Vit, Yuan Li, John Lukca (Fall) Arash Amirkhany, Donghoon Shin, Johnny Boghossian (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management - in addition to these, the course "Introduction to Business," CGMG 282 is also required for C.I.M.
  • ORGB 321 Leadership (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Leadership theories provide students with opportunities to assess and work on improving their leadership skills. Topics include: the ability to know oneself as a leader, to formulate a vision, to have the courage to lead, to lead creatively, and to lead effectively with others.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Patricia Hewlin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: only BCom students require MGCR 222.
  • ORGB 423 Human Resources Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Issues involved in personnel administration. Topics include: human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance appraisal, organization development and change, issues in compensation and benefits, and labour-management relations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lisa Cohen, Maha Daoud (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors
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