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Concentration in Entrepreneurship (15 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

This concentration is designed to provide students with an understanding of the key concepts and processes involved in starting and managing new ventures. It combines rigor with relevance, as all students will complete a major field project, thus providing an opportunity to apply the concepts acquired in the classroom. The concentration is multidisciplinary and integrative, as it includes courses from across areas in the Faculty. Upon completing the concentration, students will understand how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful new ventures. The concentration is appropriate for students interested in a wide variety of new ventures, from for-profit private companies to social enterprises and cooperatives.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: An, Kwangjun (Fall) Aronovitch, Aviva (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): INTG 201 or INTG 202 or MGCR 211 or MGCR 352.

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

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to Management students and non-Management students in Minors in Entrepreneurship.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Billou, Niels (Fall) Lee, Jared (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGPO 362

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

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

To be chosen from:

  • ACCT 361 Management Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : The role of management accounting information to support internal management decisions and to provide performance incentives.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Oh, Seunghwan (Fall) Cecere, Ralph (Winter)

  • BUSA 300 Case Analysis and Presentation. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Integration of core knowledge and practice for preparing and presenting case studies, including professor coaching, preparation and presentation feedback, presentation skills, leadership skills, team building skills, analytical skills, logical thinking, debating, persuasive communications and cross discipline work.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Billou, Niels (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor for non-Management students.

    • Not open to students who have taken BUSA 499. Open to U2 and U3 students.

    • Non-management students should have some background in Management related courses with a minimum GPA of B.

    • Management students should have a minimum GPA of B in their Core courses to register in the course.

  • BUSA 364 Business Law 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : An introduction to the legal system and basic legal principles affecting business. Tort negligence, contracts, forms of business organization, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: De Four-Wyre, Stephen (Fall) De Four-Wyre, Stephen (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2 and U3 students.

  • BUSA 451D1 Creating Impact Through Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : The development of community impact initiative projects. Emphasis is placed on hands on experience related to integrated management and research activities aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Research projects are supervised by university professors.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Dhir, Sabine (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

    • Students must register for both BUSA 451D1 and BUSA 451D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both BUSA 451D1 and BUSA 451D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Only open to students enrolled in the Desautels Integrated Management Student Fellowship. Not open to students who have taken or are taking BUSA 450. Not open to students who have taken MSUS 434 or BUSA 434 when the topic was "Managing for Impact" or "Managing for Sustainability".

  • BUSA 451D2 Creating Impact Through Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : See BUSA 451D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Dhir, Sabine (Winter)

    • Students must register for both BUSA 451D1 and BUSA 451D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both BUSA 451D1 and BUSA 451D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Only open to students enrolled in the Desautels Integrated Management Student Fellowship. Not open to students who have taken or are taking BUSA 450. Not open to students who have taken MSUS 434 or BUSA 434 when the topic was "Managing for Impact" or "Managing for Sustainability".

    • Prerequisite: BUSA 451D1

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: An, Kwangjun (Fall) An, Kwangjun (Winter)

  • FINE 447 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : This course is designed to provide an introduction to the startup production process with an emphasis on the institutions, processes, and problem solving approaches used in the financing of startup activity. The primary focus of the course is the venture capital industry though classroom discussions will also touch upon alternative funding channels like angel investors, accelerators and incubators, crowdfunding platforms, etc.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Kondo, Jiro (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): MGCR 341.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken FINE 434 when topic was "Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance".

  • FINE 477 Fintech for Business and Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Digital technologies and their strategic impact on businesses. FinTech as source of financing, means to learn/engage the market, wider financial inclusion, vehicles for individual investment in innovation. Securities/reward-based crowdfunding, digital payments/transfers, blockchain, crypto-tokens and smart contracts. Theoretical tools from game theory, strategy, corporate finance and economics. Connections to technology firms, platform businesses, traditional banking and venture capital.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tinn, Katrin (Winter)

  • INSY 331 Managing and Organizing Digital Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Tools and concepts necessary to manage information systems in an organization: hardware/software/telecom administration, knowledge discovery/management, web-technologies, and computer security. Focuses on both mechanical aspects of IT and conceptual understanding with regard to impact on business organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Tayyab, Syed Muhammad Usman (Fall)

  • INSY 334 Design Thinking for User Experience (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Design of user interfaces for web and mobile applications, design thinking process, principles of good design to produce technology-enabled solutions. Topics include user research methods, problem definition, ideation, prototyping and testing of user interfaces.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Goodman, Matthew (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331

    • Open to U2 and U3 students.

    • Not open to students who have taken INSY 434 when the topic was "Design Thinking and Innovation".

  • INSY 341 Developing Business Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Fundamental programming techniques, concepts, and data structures. Discusses modularization and maintainability. Emphasis on facilitating communication and understanding between systems analysts and programmers to support decision-making.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Animesh, Animesh (Winter)

  • INSY 432 Digital Business Models (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Discusses the role of the information systems in enabling new digital business models within and across organizations. Focuses on platforms and models of the sharing economy in different industries as well as new forms of business activities enabled by technologies. Discusses economic, strategic and organizational issues of these models.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331

    • Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 440 E-Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Build the knowledge base and skills needed to face today's electronic business challenges, opportunities, and issues. Explore important concepts, models, tools and applications related to e-business.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Tanguay, Sol (Fall)

  • INSY 444 Online Communities and Open Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : This course is intended to help students learn about and analyze the phenomena of online communities and open innovation. The potential of OI to revolutionize markets and businesses will be a core part of the course.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • INSY 455 Technology and Innovation for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : The role of information and other technologies in the size and nature of an organization’s environmental ‘footprint’. Achieving sustainability through strategic innovation, such as digitization, recycling, reuse of materials, sustainable design, LEED certifications, smart grids and energy metrics. Analyzing the environmental benefits and hidden costs of novel technologies.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students.

  • MGPO 365 Business-Government Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : The political environment in which business organizations operate: how governments control, regulate, promote, and compete with the private sector and how corporate policy responds to, and seeks to influence, these activities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): U2 & U3 students only

  • MGPO 432 Topics in Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Specialized advanced topic in entrepreneurship.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGPO 362

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

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Perez-Aleman, Paola; Jalan, Rohini (Fall) Billou, Niels (Winter)

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

  • MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores the relationship between economic activity, management, and the natural environment. Using readings, discussions and cases, the course will explore the challenges that the goal of sustainable development poses for our existing notions of economic goals, production and consumption practices and the management of organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Melville, Donald (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • MGPO 445 Industry Analysis and Competitive Strategy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Analysis of industry structure, macro-environment, and evolution. Evaluation of strategic position, behaviour, and intent of organizations within industry context. Development of strategic recommendations for these firms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to U2 and U3 student

    • Corequisites: MGCR 423

  • MGPO 460 Managing Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Firms face difficulties in developing new products. This course examines the new product development process to understand why problems occur and what managers can do. Topics include the creative synthesis of market and technology; the coordination of functions; and the strategic connection between the project and the strategy.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Chai, Sen (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • MGPO 485 Emerging Technologies: Organizing and Societal Stakes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : An examination of emerging technologies and their impacton decision-making, coordination, control, and innovationin management. Broader societal implications of thesetechnologies and how to develop strategic responses. Focus on an experiential consulting project.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Faraj, Samer (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Open to U2 and U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGPO 434 when the topic was "Emerging Technologies: Organizing and Societal Stakes".

  • MRKT 451 Marketing Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Theoretical techniques and procedures common in marketing research. Topics include: research design, sampling, questionnaire design, coding, tabulating, data analysis (including statistical techniques). Specialized topics may encompass advertising, motivation and product research; forecasting and location theory.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Jo, Myung-Soo (Fall) Mookerjee, Sid (Winter)

  • MRKT 455 Sales Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Responsibilities of the sales manager as they relate to the sales force. These include the selection of process, training alternatives, compensation and incentive plans, supervision and evaluation and budgeting and forecasting. Case studies and discussions of sales force models are used.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • MRKT 459 Retail Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Principles and methods of marketing management as applied to retailing, including strategy and tactics: market structure; consumer behaviour; competition; financial management; human resources planning; promotion; presentation; merchandising; operations; pricing; planning and attaining retail profits. Lectures, text material, outside reading, planned retail visiting, cases.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Lamothe, Marie Josee (Fall) Lamothe, Marie Josee (Winter)

  • 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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Westgate, Chantal (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222 or permission of Instructor and approval of the BCom Program Office.

    • Restrictions: Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

  • ORGB 325 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : A conceptual framework to guide participants through negotiation and conflict resolution process.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Reyt, Jean-Nicolas (Fall) Reyt, Jean-Nicolas (Winter)

  • RETL 402 Innovations in Retailing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    RETL : Exploration of emerging trends, consumer behaviour and technologies and how they can lead to retail innovations that can significantly improve operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and provide a foundation for a sustainable and improved society.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Lamothe, Marie Josee (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): MGCR 352

    • Restricted to U2 & U3 students.

  • RETL 410 Sustainable Retail and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    RETL : Stages of developing a business concept in sustainability and retail. The experiential learning component culminates in a competition where student teams will pitch their business ideas to a panel of external business experts.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Lamothe, Marie Josee (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Open to U2 & U3 students.

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