Minor Entrepreneurship for Science Students (18 credits)

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Offered by: Science     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

This Minor is a collaboration of the Faculty of Science and Desautels Faculty of Management and is designed to provide Science (B.Sc.) students with an understanding of how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful new ventures - including for-profit private companies, social enterprises, and cooperatives as well as intrapreneurship initiatives. The program covers the essentials of management and is interdisciplinary and integrative. Many courses in the Minor will address a mix of students from across multiple McGill faculties.

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

To obtain the Minor, all courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Advising note: Desautels Faculty of Management courses in this Minor have limited enrolment and include INTG 201, INTG 202, MGPO 362, MGPO 364, MGPO 438, and BUSA 465. For advising regarding Management courses, students should contact the Desautels Faculty of Management, B.Com. Office (see coordinates in the calendar notes). For advising regarding MIMM 387, see your adviser in the Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA) in Dawson Hall.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • INTG 201 Integrated Management Essentials 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    INTG : Essentials of management using an integrated approach. Three modules (managing money, managing people and managing information) cover fundamentals of accounting, finance, organizational behaviour and information systems; and illustrate how the effective management of human, financial and technological resources contributes to the success of an organization. Emphasizes an integrated approach to management, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Desmond Tsang, Sujata Madan, Chantal Westgate, Genevieve Bassellier, David Schumacher (Fall)

    • Only open to U1, U2, U3 non-Management students. Not open to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management or students who have taken two or more of courses MGCR 211, MGCR 222 or MGCR 341.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. Note: this course is not part of the Desautels Minors in Management, Finance, Marketing or Operations Management (for non-Management students).

  • INTG 202 Integrated Management Essentials 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    INTG : Essentials of management using an integrated approach. Four modules (managing customer relationships, managing processes, managing digital innovation and managing the enterprise) cover fundamentals of marketing, strategy, operations and information systems; and illustrate how this knowledge is harnessed in an organization to create value for customers and other stakeholders. Emphasizes an integrated approach to management, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Richard George Donovan, Genevieve Bassellier, Saurabh Mishra, Mehmet Gumus, Corey Phelps (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to U1, U2, U3 students. Not open to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management or students who have taken two or more of courses MGCR 331, MGCR 352, MGCR 423 or MGCR 472.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. It is suggested that students take INTG 201 prior to INTG 202, but is not required. Note: this course is not part of the Desautels Minors in Management, Finance, Marketing or Operations Management (for non-Management Students).

  • MGPO 362 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Study of the key aspects involved in starting and managing a new venture: identifying opportunities and analyzing new venture ideas, identifying common causes of failure and strategies for success, understanding intellectual property systems, comparison of multiple modes of funding. Applies to for-profit and not-for-profit start-ups.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Peter Younkin, Daphne Demetry (Fall) Gregory Bryan Vit (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): INTG 201 and INTG 202 for non-Management students. (INTG 201 is a prerequisite for non-Management students. INTG 202 is a prerequisite for non-Management students, but can be taken concurrently.)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to U2, U3 students.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to Management students and non-Management students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. INTG 201 is a prerequisite for non-Management students and must be taken prior to this course. INTG 202 is a prerequisite for non-Management students and must be taken prior to or concurrently with this course. Non-Management students without the prerequisites will be deregistered from the course.

  • MGPO 364 Entrepreneurship in Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Provides hands-on experience with the development of an entrepreneurial venture or a contribution to an existing entrepreneurial venture. Involves the creation of a venture development or business plan. Applicable to many kinds of new ventures, both private companies and social enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jitender Gabriel Sundaram (Fall) Jitender Gabriel Sundaram (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGPO 362

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2, U3 students only.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

Choose 6 credits 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. 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 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Explores key concepts associated with social entrepreneurship and social innovation – the application of principles of entrepreneurship and innovation to solve social problems through social ventures, enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. Focuses on the social economy, including how the market system can be leveraged to create social value.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Anita Nowak (Fall) Madhurima Bhattacharyay, Hani Boulos (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2, U3 students only. Students cannot receive credits if they already received credits for MGPO 434.

  • MIMM 387 The Business of Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : The ability to select and manipulate genetic material has led to unprecedented interest in the industrial applications of procaryotic and eucaryotic cells. Beginning in the 1970s the introduction of and subsequent refinements to recombinant DNA technology and hybridoma technology transformed the horizons of the biopharmaceutical world. This course will highlight the important events that link basic research to clinical/commercial application of new drugs and chemicals.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Robert A Murgita, Dalius J Briedis, Jack P Antel, Brian Ward (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: At least one 200-level course in a biological or biomedical discipline or permission of instructor

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