Entrepreneurial Studies

  • 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.

  • Professor Charlene Zietsma, Specialization Director
    Professor Charlene Zietsma, Specialization Director

Career Opportunities

  • 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.

  • Ryan Silva (MBA '12)

    “From day one, the Schulich part-time MBA offered me the kind of flexibility I needed to achieve my career objectives.”

    Ryan Silva (MBA '12)Chief Administrative Officer, Business Development
    CIBC
  • 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.

  • Career Development Centre

Study Options

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  • Specialization Requirements

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    Requirement

    • 12.00 credits of recommended elective courses

    Recommended Electives

    • APPLIED ENTREPRENEURSHIP FIELD STUDY
    • ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW FIRM CREATION
    • MANAGING VENTURE GROWTH & TRANSITION
    • INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY
    • CONSULTING TO FAMILY ENTERPRISE
    • COMMERCIALIZATION IN PHARMA & BIOTECH
    • INNOVATION AND CHANGE ACROSS THE HEALTH INDUSTRY
    • INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
    • CREATIVITY & INNOVATION
    • NEW PRODUCTS
    • STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL SELLING
    • MANAGING NEW TECHNOLOGY
    • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
    • THE ART OF THE DEAL
    • STRATEGIC THINKING AND ACTION IN TURBULENT ENVIRONMENTS
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY - BASED FIRMS
    • INDIVIDUAL STUDY - ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES & FAMILY ENTERPRISE
    • INDIVIDUAL STUDY - ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES & FAMILY ENTERPRISE

     

     

     

    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.

  • Student Clubs

    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.

    Email: evcc@schulich.yorku.ca