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.

  • Dr. Moren Lévesque and Chris Carder, Entrepreneur in Residence; Specialization Co-DirectorsDr. Moren Lévesque and Chris Carder, Entrepreneur in Residence; Specialization Co-Directors
    Dr. Moren Lévesque and Chris Carder, Entrepreneur in Residence; Specialization Co-Directors

Specialization Details by Category

Study Options

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Courses

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Requirements

Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:

  • 12.00 credits of Elective Courses

Elective Courses

  • FIELD STUDY: INNOVATING WITH ENTREPRENEURS, UNLOCKING NEW VENTURE POTENTIAL
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW FIRM CREATION
  • MANAGING VENTURE GROWTH & TRANSITION
  • INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY
  • COMMERCIALIZATION IN PHARMA & BIOTECH
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE
  • INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
  • CREATIVITY & INNOVATION: TECHNIQUES FOR A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD
  • 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

Additional Electives

  • 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.

Faculty

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Career Opportunities

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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.

  • 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

Student Clubs

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Schulich Venture Club – SVC

The Schulich Ventures Club supports & strengthens entrepreneurship at The Schulich School of Business with a focus on MBA entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. The SVC operates in collaboration with: The Schulich Startups Program, Faculty Advisor & Entrepreneur in Residence Chris Carder and The Schulich Entrepreneurship Society (which supports BBA entrepreneurs). Join the SVC and become a crucial piece of the bustling startup and venture investing ecosystem at Schulich (with workshops, information sessions and networking opportunities that can help support you on your entrepreneurial journey).

Schulich Startups Program

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Schulich Startups is a community of startup founders, aspiring & established entrepreneurs, staff, and students. We are headquartered at the Schulich School of Business and directed by Schulich’s Entrepreneur in Residence & Co-Director of Entrepreneurial Studies – Chris Carder. Do you know a Schulich entrepreneur we should connect with? Email Chris at ccarder@schulich.yorku.ca.

Concierge Services include: mentorship matching, client/pilot sourcing, assisting with financing and support with product design, business modelling and pitch strategy.

Events include: Schulich Startup Night, Dream Team, The Schulich Idea Jam and our Schulich Startups Signature VIP Events featuring exclusive sessions and coaching with top Alumni and Startup Community Leaders.