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Embark on endless career opportunities as an entrepreneur

Business – Entrepreneurship Ontario College Diploma, Co-op program

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

Program code ENTC
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

This program is intended for students who wish to develop a strong educational and experiential base in business. Students develop skills in entrepreneurial thinking, market research, networking, financial literacy and planning, digital and traditional marketing, and human resource planning and management. Students explore intrapreneurship, social innovation, ideation and design thinking, as well as business principles and practices in order to successfully launch and operate a business.

This program is particularly appropriate for students whose goal is to enter a family business, start their own business, enter employment in a small business, or become an intrapreneur within a large corporation. One of the key experiential outcomes is the research, development and presentation of a complete business plan for a new enterprise. Students will connect with industry and entrepreneurial mentors in the community and the College.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2023 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Business – Entrepreneurship (co-op) program?

Business – Entrepreneurship admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)
1

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/academic-regulations/

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 for Prior Learning website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

What career paths can I take in business and entrepreneurship?

Your Business – Entrepreneurship (co-op) diploma gives you many 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, manager, or business analyst.

What courses are included in the Business – Entrepreneurship (co-op) diploma program?

Course overview

18 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 Program Option Course
3 General Education Courses
1 Co-op Work Term

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Business – Entrepreneurship program outline.

  • ACCT 1000 – Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • BUSI 1001 – Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • ENTR 1002 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • MATH 1002 – Mathematics of Finance
  • MKTG 1000 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

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