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Certificate (Cert.) Entrepreneurship (30 credits)

Offered by: Career & Professional Develop     Degree: Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Program Requirements

This program is designed primarily for non-business students who are interested in starting a business of their own. It provides a thorough understanding of what is required to start and maintain a sustainable venture. Students will acquire the tools necessary to identify opportunity, assess entrepreneurial potential, produce a business plan, organize, promote and finance the business, and prepare a marketing and sales structure. Business and intellectual property law, buying an existing business or considering a franchise will also be taught. This program will utilize guest speakers from varied entrepreneurial backgrounds to provide a practical context.

Note: Corequisite courses are not included in the total credit requirement for the program.

Corequisite

* or the Exemption by Examination test

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • CACC 220 Accounting Concepts for Managers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Accountancy : This course covers concepts in managerial and financial accounting, develops an understanding of cost behaviour, budgeting and financial statements, and provides practice in financial decision-making skills.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): CMSC 000

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken MGCR 211.

  • CCLW 205 Introduction to Business Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Law (CCE) : An examination of legal concepts that may influence business operations. The fundamentals of Civil and Common Law; the principles of contract law; specific contracts like sale, consumer protection, mandate, lease, and employment; civil and professional liability; debtor - creditor relations and bankruptcy; tort and negligence; ethics and professional conduct are some of the topics to be covered along with court judgments.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Laverdière, Maxime (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking BUSA 364

  • CENT 306 Launching a New Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Entrepreneurship : Converting ideas into successful new business ventures is a challenging task that needs creativity, understanding of the external market, key planning and risk management. All aspects of launching a new business, including the skills and tools needed to identify, evaluate and launch an attractive product or service.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Whittaker, Gary (Fall)

  • CENT 307 Creating a Business Plan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Entrepreneurship : The importance of creating a business plan for entrepreneurs is discussed. The elements of a solid plan and components that should be included are explained. The foundations of preparing a tailored business plan and the key to making an effective presentation are also covered.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: McCully, Philip (Fall)

  • CENT 308 Financing a New Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Entrepreneurship : Finding financial resources to launch and grow a business is a creative process. Focus will be on different types of capital available throughout the different stages of a venture. An understanding of the choices of funding and importance of financial planning by comparing and contrasting various financing methods.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • CENT 309 Business Growth Strategies and Issues (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Entrepreneurship : Practical strategies for different stages of business growth. Classroom and group work focus on the opportunities and challenges of creating and managing growth in entrepreneurial settings, within both small and larger companies. Issues of particular importance to rapidly growing companies will also be highlighted and discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • CGMG 318 Selling Models and Business Negotiation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    General Management : Application of selling models to effectively harness digital media to convert online prospects into customers and retain them using Internet resources. Strategies to build long-term partnerships with online and traditional customers and promote new ventures through search engine optimisation (SEO) to achieve business and marketing objectives. Application and practice of the business negotiation process and strategies for traditional and online stakeholders.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Sacksner, Jeffrey (Fall)

  • CGMG 319 International Business Practices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    General Management : An introduction to the internal and external contextual factors that influence business forecasting and decision-making in international spheres/environments. Topics include ethical and practical strategies for conducting international business; trade policies; global trends; economic growth patterns; foreign exchange risk and organizational/governmental factors that influence international business. Real world examples as well as case studies are extensively used.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MGCR 382.

  • CMSC 310 Managerial Economics and Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Management Science (CCE) : An overview of the economic theories as well as the internal and external economic factors that influence business so as to apply and understand managerial decision-making tools. Consideration will be paid to foundational topics such as theories of supply and demand; consumer behaviour; production, cost and pricing strategies; market structures; and optimization techniques.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CMSC 000

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MGCR 293

Complementary Course (3 credits)

3 credits from:

  • CGMG 210 Fundamentals of Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    General Management : Fundamental principles and best practices of project management essential to the successful development of projects or other complex undertakings within an organization; includes methods for defining, planning, and scheduling activities and resources.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Gauthier, Sylvain; Corbeil, Linda; Chasse, Andrew (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Open to students currently in a program. Not open to Special Students.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • CPRL 221 Professional Communication and Networking (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Public Relations : Fundamental theories and practices of communication and networking (internal and external) in the workplace. Writing, speaking, presentation and team interaction skills.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Walsh, Brendan (Winter)

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