The Schulich Entrepreneurial Studies program is an experiential MBA specialization designed for proactive individuals who desire to create, grow or enable ventures for the new economy. It recognizes the increasing importance of growing small and medium-sized enterprises as the primary job creators and important sources of innovation in national economies. The curriculum is focused on founding, financing and growing ventures – including social, corporate, family, international or domestic enterprises.
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Entrepreneurship courses are designed for proactive individuals intending to create new value in small, medium or large organizations – developing students’ confidence, knowledge and practical skills. Graduates have started their own ventures or followed alternate career paths such as owner/manager of small or medium sized organizations, corporate, public or social sector intrapreneur, heir to a family firm, consultant to entrepreneurial businesses, entrepreneurial finance specialist or professional manager.
“From day one, the Schulich part-time MBA offered me the kind of flexibility I needed to achieve my career objectives.”
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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Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:
- 12.00 credits of Elective Courses
- ENTR 6400 3.00 APPLIED ENTREPRENEURSHIP FIELD STUDY
- ENTR 6605 3.00 ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW FIRM CREATION
- ENTR 6625 3.00 MANAGING VENTURE GROWTH & TRANSITION
- ENTR 6635 3.00 INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- ENTR 6645 3.00 CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- ENTR 6655 3.00 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- ENTR 6910 3.00 VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY
- HIMP 6170 3.00 COMMERCIALIZATION IN PHARMA & BIOTECH
- HIMP 6180 3.00 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE
- MGMT 6800 3.00 INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
- MGMT 6810 3.00 CREATIVITY & INNOVATION
- MKTG 6440 3.00 NEW PRODUCTS
- MKTG 6570 3.00 STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL SELLING
- OMIS 6700 3.00 MANAGING NEW TECHNOLOGY
- SGMT 6050 3.00 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
- SGMT 6060 3.00 THE ART OF THE DEAL
- SGMT 6400 3.00 STRATEGIC THINKING AND ACTION IN TURBULENT ENVIRONMENTS
- SGMT 6800 3.00 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY - BASED FIRMS
- SB/MECH 6503 3.00 DISRUPTIVE & EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS
NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.
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Faculty members have a wealth of experience in the ENTR sector as consultants, advisors, board members, venture capitalists, financing and marketing experts, economy development officers and, most importantly, entrepreneurs. They have published numerous articles and technical monographs and are sought after frequently by the media to comment on economic or business issues.
Selected faculty members
Charlene Ellen Zietsma
Associate Professor; Ann Brown Chair of Organization StudiesView profile
Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship; Ontario Research Chair in Economics and Public PolicyView profile
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic ManagementView 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 Marketing and ENTR; Director of Entrepreneurial StudiesView profile
Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; CPA Ontario Chair in International EntrepreneurshipView profile
Geoffrey M Kistruck
Associate Professor; Ron Binns Chair in EntrepreneurshipView profile
Instructor of FinanceView profile
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Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club (EVCC)
The EVCC provides an environment where Schulich grad students can foster their entrepreneurial passion into the career of their dreams. To achieve this goal, we facilitate a variety of events – including panel discussions, networking events with industry leaders, various workshops and business plan competitions.
EVCC connects students to external business ventures and job opportunities. In addition to formal events, we also hold various informal gatherings such as mixers to help students develop and deepen their network within Schulich and the entrepreneurial community.