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BCom Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Faculty of Management offers four Minors (for non-management students) that allow McGill undergraduates to develop a variety of managerial skills that will serve them throughout their chosen careers.

The McGill Dobson Centre’s Entrepreneurship Concentration helps prepare students to manage the rewards and challenges of managing entrepreneurial ventures through exposure to business leaders, cases in entrepreneurial management, and insights from research. The skills learned here are essential to the success of entrepreneurial ventures, “intrapreneurial” ventures within corporations, and non-profit organizations.

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 of team building, communication, and leadership

Visit the Desautels Faculty of Management site for more information on the BCom Entrepreneurship Concentration

Minors in Entrepreneurship offered by partner faculties

The McGill Faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering, Music and Agricultural and Environmental Science are collaborating with the Desautels Faculty of Management in offering new 18 credit Minors in Entrepreneurship for McGill undergraduate students enrolled in those faculties. Learn more

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These Minors are designed to provide students with an understanding of how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful new ventures - including for-profit companies, social enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and cooperatives, as well as how to successfully champion intrapreneurship projects in larger organizations.

  • Management courses cover management essentials and the key concepts of entrepreneurship including basic accounting, financing, organizational behavior, marketing, operations management, information technology, strategy, plus the basic processes involved in starting and managing a new venture.  
  • Faculty-specific courses allow students to further their knowledge in specific types of entrepreneurship, such as social, technological, music or agribusiness entrepreneurship.
  • Students gain hands-on experience through an entrepreneurial project or internship.
  • The programs are interdisciplinary and integrative. Many courses will include a diverse set of students from multiple McGill faculties.

Students register in the Minor associated with their faculty

For further information, visit the following web pages or consult with your faculty’s student advising office.

Important Course Registration Notes

Most Management courses listed in the Entrepreneurship Minors have priority registration for students in the Minors in Entrepreneurship and reserved seating allocations by faculty. When the faculty’s allocation is full, students from that faculty will not be able to register until a place becomes available.

Restrictions

Students in these Minors are not permitted to take the Desautels Minors in Management, Marketing, Finance or Operations Management (for Non-Management Students).

MBA

Through exposure to business leaders, case studies in entrepreneurial management, and insights from research, the McGill 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

MBA Program Courses

BUSA 665 Managing the Small Enterprise 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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