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 enterprise, social economy enterprise or cooperative enterprise.

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.


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.


The Faculty’s innovative programs and historic reputation for excellence continue to attract the most prominent professors from around the globe.

Student experience

The Desautels Faculty of Management offers exceptional opportunities for students interested in entrepreneurship within the Faculty, across faculties, across universities and across North America. Students in this concentration will have many opportunities to work on experiential learning projects. As an Entrepreneurship student, you will develop a business plan and complete an important practical project that will allow you to put into action the concepts learned in class.

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, housed in the Desautels Faculty of Management, is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at McGill. Its mission is to support McGill entrepreneurs looking to build innovative companies with a purpose. Activities include the Dobson Cup with more than $200,000 in prize money for new ventures, the Lean Startup program, the X-1 Accelerator program, and the McGill Startup Tour.

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) champions an integrated management approach linking teaching, research, and cross-disciplinary practices. Its support for collaborative, interdisciplinary management research includes funding for sustainability ventures. The MDIIM also helps support management undergraduate students participating in the Surgical Innovation program.

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For this program, you'll need to apply to the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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