Entrepreneurship and small business development are vital components of economic growth in Canada with 75 per cent of all new jobs being created in the small business sector. Entrepreneurs build their own enterprises and live their lives doing what they love. Entrepreneurs are keen to create their own business concepts and possess the drive to make positive contributions to their organization’s success. You will learn from professors and mentors who have launched their own successful businesses and leverage their experience to prepare yourself to launch your venture.
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Entrepreneurship and small business development are vital components to a successful economy. This program will provide you with the skills required to start, grow and manage a small business including developing the personal skills needed for success as an entrepreneur.
Upon successful completion of the program you will be able to produce a business plan that includes concept identification and development; planning; start-up; maintenance; management; and the expansion of a small business enterprise.
In addition, if you maintain a minimum overall grade of 65 per cent in nine of the courses outlined by the Canadian Institute of Entrepreneurship (CIE), you will qualify for membership with the organization upon graduation and be entitled to use the designation of certified entrepreneur. CIE offers valued member services including business development consulting, references, referrals, financial planning and budgeting.
After completing one year of business study, you may choose to graduate with a certificate in Business Fundamentals.
Professional Development For Entrepreneurs I (ENTR 2202)
Business Development For Entrepreneurship & Small Business (MKTG 3232)
Taxation For Entrepreneurs (ACCT 3208)
Prof Dev For Entre II (ENTR 3304)
Entrepreneurship II (ENTR 4200)
General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
Business Law (LAW 1213)
Digital Marketing (MKTG 4300)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2018-2019 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
Other fees to consider.
As a graduate you will be prepared to pursue self-employment as an entrepreneur/small business owner or employment in a small business.
Your learning experience will be complemented by an entrepreneur mentorship, which will give you the opportunity to consult with, observe and network with an assigned entrepreneur/small business owner.
Program Transfer, Degree Completion And Additional Credentials
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include: