Overview of Entrepreneurship
If you’re seeking the knowledge and practical experience to develop a business from the ground up, the Entrepreneurship concentration is for you. The concentration is designed for students who are interested in new businesses such as private for-profit enterprises, social economy enterprises or cooperative enterprises.
Increasingly, employees and managers in organizations of all sizes are called on to bring the entrepreneurial spirit to the larger organization as an “intrapreneur.” As part of this concentration, you will develop an entrepreneurial mindset and gain a solid understanding of the concepts and processes involved in starting and managing new business projects. By the end of your studies, you will know how to successfully design, develop and manage new business projects.
Entrepreneurship is a multidisciplinary and integrative concentration and includes courses offered in various disciplines within the Faculty of Management. Start with the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship in Practice before delving into a range of electives like Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Strategies for Sustainability.
Careers & Mentors
The Entrepreneurship concentration will give you the toolkit needed to conceptualize, develop, launch and manage a new venture such as not-for-profit businesses, social enterprises and cooperatives. It is also beneficial for students wishing to work for start-ups students wishing to work in decentralized business units within larger organizations, such as skunk-works or small spin-offs.
Career paths also include organizations funding new ventures and their growth, such as venture capital firms, small business development by banks, and government agencies such as the Business Development Bank of Canada and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, as well as social and community organizations seeking to strengthen for-profit and not-for-profit opportunities for minority groups.
Organizations & Student Clubs
The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at McGill University. Our mission is to develop and support McGill entrepreneurs stemming from all faculties, as they seek to build innovative companies with a purpose.
The Centre offers free entrepreneurship programs, mentorship opportunities, seed-funding competitions and access to a wide network of resources for startups. Whether you have a business idea, want to commercialize your innovation, or have an active start-up, our programs can guide you through every stage of your entrepreneurial journey.
To participate in one of the Dobson Centre’s programs, at least one of your start-up’s co-founders must be a McGill University affiliate (staff, academic, alumni, current student).
Learn more about our programs and hear what our entrepreneurs had to say about their Dobson experience.