Business - Entrepreneurship Be your own boss or lead innovation in an established business. Get valuable hands-on experience during your co-op. You're going places!

General information

Program code
ENTC
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 1 work term (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
1 Co-op Work Term
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie

Program description

This program is intended for students who wish to develop a strong educational and experiential base in business. Students acquire skills in acquisitions analysis, market research, selling, networking, financial analysis and planning, various computer applications and systems, social entrepreneurship development, human resource planning and management. Students also develop skills to integrate the whole area of business principles and practices in order to successfully operate and manage a business.

This program is particularly appropriate for students whose goal is to enter a family business, start their own business, or enter employment in a small business. One of the key experiential outcomes is the research, development and presentation of a complete business plan for a new enterprise.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities are endless for entrepreneurs. However, if students decide to start off on a more traditional career path with a foundation in entrepreneurship, they are also prepared for key positions in private, public, or not-for-profit organizations. Potential roles include business owner, business operator, department supervisor, or business venture analyst.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M) 

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • ACCT 1000 - Financial Accounting Principles 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 1001 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 1002 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1002 - Mathematics of Finance (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1003 - Microcomputer Applications (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 1003 - Entrepreneurship Opportunity Analysis (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 1011 - Entrepreneurship Legal Issues (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1001 - Planning the Marketing Strategy (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 2015 - E-Commerce (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2002 - Media Strategies for Entrepreneurs (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2015 - Business Planning and Pitching the Plan (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2016 - Speaker''s Corner (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2012 - Financing a Small Business (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2003 - Small Business Operations (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2004 - Innovation and Creativity in Entrepreneurial Practice (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2000 - Production and Operations Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2001 - Principles of Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1045 - Business - Entrepreneurship Co-op Work Term (occurs after Semester 2) (Semester 4 / 560 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)