Entrepreneurial & Family Business Studies
Would you like to start your own business or learn how to grow an existing business? Do you plan to advise or work with entrepreneurial businesses?
Entrepreneurship involves pursuing opportunities in a way that both builds and captures value. The Schulich entrepreneurial studies program is focused on learning how to identify, develop and assess value creating opportunities, and how to build and grow ventures to pursue them. Courses are designed to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of those who want to be entrepreneurs, intrapraneurs (those who pursue new opportunities within existing organizations) or the managers, consultants, bankers, financiers, lawyers and others who work with them.
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To specialize in Entrepreneurial & Family Business Studies, enrol in four of the Elective Courses listed below, for a total of 12.00 credits of Elective Courses.
- ENTR 4400 3.00 APPLIED ENTREPRENEURSHIP FIELD STUDY
- ENTR 4600 3.00 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURE CREATION
- ENTR 4700 3.00 FINANCING GROWING VENTURES
- ENTR 4800 3.00 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- ENTR 4950 3.00 MANAGING THE FAMILY ENTERPRISE
- FINE 3100 3.00 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
- FINE 4050 3.00 PERSONAL FINANCE
- IBUS 3100 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
- MGMT 4300 3.00 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
- MKTG 3100 3.00 MARKETING RESEARCH
- ORGS 4500 3.00 DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT SKILLS
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Entrepreneurial Studies faculty members have a wealth of experience in the entrepreneurial sector as consultants, advisors, board members, venture capitalists, financing and marketing experts, economic development officers and most importantly, as entrepreneurs. They have published books, numerous articles and technical monographs and are sought after frequently by the media to comment on economic or business issues. Current research involves corporate governance in small to medium-sized enterprises, succession in family business, franchising, financing growing firms and doing business in the emerging economies of Eastern and Central Europe and the CIS.
Selected faculty members
Charlene Ellen Zietsma
Associate Professor; Ann Brown Chair of Organization StudiesView profile
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic ManagementView profile
Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; CPA Ontario Chair in International Entrepreneurship; Co-director of Entrepreneurial StudiesView profile
Geoffrey M Kistruck
Associate Professor; Ron Binns Chair in EntrepreneurshipView profile
Instructor of ENTR and Organization StudiesView profile
Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship; Ontario Research Chair in Economics and Public PolicyView profile
James L. Darroch
Associate Professor of Policy; CIT Chair in Financial Services; Area Coordinator, Policy/Strategy; Director, Financial Services ProgramView profile
Professor of Marketing; Anne & Max Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise; Director, PhD ProgramView profile
Instructor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic ManagementView profile
Instructor of Policy/Strategic ManagementView profile
Instructor of ENTRView profile
Professor of Strategic Management; Director, Global Leadership Program; Director, India MBA and Executive MBA ProgramsView profile
Instructor of Marketing and ENTR; Director of Entrepreneurial StudiesView profile
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Schulich graduates specializing in entrepreneurial studies have started their own businesses or followed alternate career paths leading to: owner and/or manager of a small or medium-sized enterprise; heir to a family firm; professional manager in a family business; manager in a larger organization doing business with smaller entrepreneurial firms (e.g. a chartered bank or manufacturer using subcontractors, economic development agencies etc.).
The Schulich Career Development Centre
Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.
- Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.
- Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.
- Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.Visit the Career Development Centre
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YES (York Entrepreneurship Society)
Based in the Schulich School of Business, YES is a student-led organization that is wholly committed to supporting and encouraging members in taking on innovative roles to better bridge the gap between in-class knowledge and the challenges of the business world. YES aspires to create an environment where students are able to connect with and learn from both emerging and established entrepreneurs