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By the Numbers (2020 -2021)

265

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PLACEMENTS

18

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

COURSES

100+

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About Entrepreneurial Studies

Schulich Entrepreneurial Studies


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/Intrapreneurs or the Innovators who work with them.

Entrepreneurial Studies Faculty


Entrepreneurial Studies Faculty Members have a wealth of experience in the entrepreneurial sector as Founders, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Advisors, Board Members, Marketing Experts and Economic Development Officers.

They have published books, numerous articles and technical monographs and are sought after frequently by the media to comment on economic or business issues. They have built, scaled and sold companies and helped others raise millions in venture financing.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP FACULTY LEADERS

Co-Directors Entrepreneurial Studies Program

Moren Levesque

Moren Lévesque

Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; CPA Ontario Chair in International Entrepreneurship

Chris Carder

Executive Director of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

World Leading Faculty Members

Yuval Deutsch

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management

Eileen Fischer

Professor of Marketing; Anne & Max Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise; Director, PhD Program

Geoffrey M Kistruck

Professor; RBC Chair in Social Innovation & Impact; Director Social Sector Management Program

Adjunct Professors & Course Instructors

Althea Wishloff

Cherry Rose Tan

MBA '08

Stuart Browne

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MBA '81

Steve Pulver

BBA '09

Narbe Alexandrian

MBA '08

Keith Loo

MBA '10

Dan Tzotzis

MBA '08

Julien Papon

Jane-Michele Clark

Gregory Milavsky

Updated as of August 2021

ENTR Academic Course Catalog – Updated: 2021

BBA/iBBA
MBA
BUSINESS ESSENTIALS FOR TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS I – ENTR 3400

Provides students with firsthand experience of the opportunities and challenges growing organizations face. Student groups are paired with an entrepreneurial firm to research an opportunity or project for the firm. Students’ firsthand experience will be supported by four scheduled classes emphasizing consulting, market research and presentation skills.

Prerequisites: All 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses. Those admitted must supply the instructor with a current résumé so that the instructor can effectively assign students to projects.

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS FOR TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS II – ENTR 3600

This course has three modules: Accounting presents financial accounting fundamentals for business planning; Finance presents finance fundamentals to enable fund raising and resource allocation decisions; Strategy explores competitive analysis and strategic planning.

Prerequisite: completion of 30 engineering credits.

Note: Open to students in the Lassonde School of Engineering or by permission of the Instructor and Lassonde Student Services.

Former prerequisite: completion of 60 credits in the major.

FIELD STUDY: INNOVATING WITH ENTREPRENEURS, UNLOCKING NEW VENTURE POTENTIAL – ENTR 4400

Provides students with firsthand experience of the opportunities and challenges growing organizations face. Student groups are paired with an entrepreneurial firm to research an opportunity or project for the firm. Limited classes emphasize consulting, market research and presentation skills.

Prerequisites: Completion of all year 1 and year 2 core courses.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & TECHNOLOGY VENTURES – ENTR 4500

This course brings forward the challenges and opportunities facing an entrepreneur creating a technology start-up. Students turn an idea into an enterprise by focusing on what customers want.

Note: open to Years 3 and 4 BBA/iBBA students, students who have completed 60.00 engineering credits in Lassonde School of Engineering, or students with instructor permission.

Course Credit Exclusion: SB/ENTR 4600 3.00.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURE CREATION – ENTR 4600

Explores the many dimensions of new venture creation and growth and fosters innovation and new business formations. The focus will be on content and process questions as well as on formulation and implementation issues that relate to conceptualizing, developing and managing successful new ventures.

Note: open to fourth-year BBA and iBBA students only.

Course Credit Exclusion: SB/ENTR 4500 3.00.

FINANCING GROWING VENTURES – ENTR 4700

This course engages a range of topics central to the private equity world including the challenges of fundraising, the perspectives of institutional investors, evaluating investment opportunities, structuring deals, monitoring investments and exiting investments.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP – ENTR – 4800

This course is for students interested in the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship. Using a combination of assigned readings, videos, guest speakers, and extensive interaction with real world social entrepreneurs, students will gain a broad understanding of business models within the field, as well as the challenges and decisions social entrepreneurs face during start-up and on an on-going basis.

GUIDED STUDY – ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES – ENTR 4900

Provides students with firsthand experience of the opportunities and challenges growing organizations face. Student groups are paired with an entrepreneurial firm to research an opportunity or project for the firm. Students’ firsthand experience will be supported by four scheduled classes emphasizing consulting, market research and presentation skills.

MANAGING THE FAMILY ENTERPRISE – ENTR 4950

Family businesses comprise three interacting systems: the business, the family and the ownership systems. This course helps students understand how these systems must be managed through the development stages of a family enterprise. The course pays particular attention to issues of conflict management, succession and governance. It prepares students to advise family business and to understand how advising can help firms avoid pitfalls and reap benefits common to family enterprises.

FIELD STUDY: INNOVATING WITH ENTREPRENEURS, UNLOCKING NEW VENTURE POTENTIAL – ENTR 6400

Provides students with firsthand experience of the opportunities and challenges growing organizations face. Student groups are paired with an entrepreneurial firm to research an opportunity or project for the firm. Students’ firsthand experience will be supported by four scheduled classes emphasizing consulting, market research and presentation skills.

Prerequisites: All 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses. Those admitted must supply the instructor with a current résumé so that the instructor can effectively assign students to projects.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW FIRM CREATION – ENTR 6605

Explores various dimensions of the creation of new ventures, including family enterprises. It is concerned with content and process questions as well as with formulation and implementation issues that relate to conceptualizing, developing and managing successful new ventures. The course examines the nature of entrepreneurs and what they do. It identifies the nature of opportunities and considers how new venture ideas can successfully be screened. The course provides the opportunity to develop a cohesive and affective business plan for a start-up venture.

Prerequisites: All 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.

CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP – ENTR 6645

The course focuses on entrepreneurial activities in large, established corporations. To survive and to enable continued growth in today's fast changing environment, large corporations need to continually renew themselves through new products and new businesses. The course will introduce students to the best practices and theory on fostering innovation through the process of identifying new ideas and converting them to commercial products and new businesses. We will discuss strategies, organizational structures and implementation challenges of new ventures within an established corporation as well as options to leverage external partners outside of the boundaries of the corporation within the process of developing new businesses. The course will be taught primarily through case studies, supplemented with lectures, guest presentations by corporate entrepreneurs, and group projects. Prerequisite: all 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP – ENTR 6655

This course is for students interested in the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship. Using a combination of assigned readings, videos, guest speakers, and extensive interaction with real-world social entrepreneurs, students will gain a broad understanding of business models within the field, as well as the challenges and decisions social entrepreneurs face during start-up and on an ongoing basis.

Prerequisites: All 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.

INDIVIDUAL STUDY – ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES & FAMILY ENTERPRISE – ENTR 6900

Provides students with firsthand experience of the opportunities and challenges growing organizations face. Student groups are paired with an entrepreneurial firm to research an opportunity or project for the firm. Students’ firsthand experience will be supported by four scheduled classes emphasizing consulting, market research and presentation skills.

Prerequisites: All 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses. Those admitted must supply the instructor with a current résumé so that the instructor can effectively assign students to projects.

VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY- ENTR 6910

This course is primarily geared to students interested in working in venture capital or other private equity organizations at some point in their careers. It is also valuable for those who intend to work alongside venture capitalists as managers of firms being financed by such investors and for students interested in applying aspects of private equity investing to established organizations. The course is divided into 4 modules focusing on the venture capital cycle including fundraising, investing, and exiting. In the final module the course explores new frontiers in venture capital including corporate venturing. Throughout the course we touch on career issues with respect to private equity. Prerequisite: all 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.

VENTURE MENTORSHIP MATCH – ENTR 6960

This experiential learning course offers the opportunity for MBA/IMBA students to accelerate their understanding of entrepreneurship and earn credit for gaining relevant work experience – under the direct on-site mentorship and guidance of a handpicked Innovation Sector

Founder or Venture Investment Leader.

Innovative Courses & Work Integrated Placements

ENTR 6960 (Schulich MBA)

The Mentorship Match: Get paired with a top Founder or VC Leader for a transformational placement experience! (6 credits).

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MGMT 4850 Team-Up (BBA & iBBA)

Learn the startup mindset working with Schulich Startups companies during the Summer, Fall, Winter Terms. (3 credits).

MGMT 6850 (MBA in India)

Make an impact during your first Summer in Toronto and build your local profile with a startup community placement. (3 credits).

Thank you to our incredible Work Placement Hosts

ENTR 6960 

Maple Leaf Angels

Tulip

Two Small Fish Ventures

ChickAdvisor

Planet Corp

HockeyStick

Prosh Marketing

Odyssey 3D

Swyft

Biiibo

Walnut

RCU – Responsible Cannabis Use

Two Small Fish Ventures

Verstra Ventures

Bee Hive Capital

York Angels Investors

Willful

Pycap Venture Partners

Mantaro Capital Corp

Ignite.AI

Contact Monkey

ShareWares

Neighbourhood Capital

NuBinary

MGMT 4850 

Maple Leaf Angels

Prosh Marketing

Chick Advisor

YuRide

Odyssey 3D

York Angel Investors

Awoke N Aware

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Parkdale Centre of Innovation

Ascend Fundraising Solutions

Beeja May

Nugget

Lokafy Inc.

Blade Filters

Architech

Skinopathy

Treasured

Scopify

MGMT 6850 

Tidal Marketing

Soul Rooms

Pycap Ventures

NuBinary

Two Small Fish Ventures

Architech

Boss Insights

Braintoy

Prosh Marketing

Scopify

QEA Tech

Scopify

York Angel Investors

Skinopathy

Nugget.ai

HockeyStick

Willful

OPN

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