Business - Entrepreneurship

Program: ENTC
Credential: Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Co-op Work Term
Length: 4 Semesters, plus 1 work term
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2021
Location: Barrie

Description

This program is intended for students who wish to develop a strong educational and experiential base in business. Students acquire skills in acquisitions analysis, market research, selling, networking, financial analysis and planning, various computer applications and systems, social entrepreneurship development, human resource planning and management. Students also develop skills to integrate the whole area of business principles and practices in order to successfully operate and manage a business.

This program is particularly appropriate for students whose goal is to enter a family business, start their own business, or enter employment in a small business. One of the key experiential outcomes is the research, development and presentation of a complete business plan for a new enterprise.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are endless for entrepreneurs. However, if students decide to start off on a more traditional career path with a foundation in entrepreneurship, they are also prepared for key positions in private, public, or not-for-profit organizations. Potential roles include business owner, business operator, department supervisor, or business venture analyst.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization's business opportunities by using and environmental scan;
  2. apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization's business initiatives;
  3. Use current concepts/systems and technologies to support and organization's business initiatives;
  4. apply basic research skills to support business decision making;
  5. support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects;
  6. perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices;
  7. explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization;
  8. use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization;
  9. describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization;
  10. outline principles of supply chain management and operations management;
  11. outline and assess the components of a business plan;
  12. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field:
  13. implement strategies to persuasively present a variety of entrepreneurial initiatives to a variety of prospective stakeholders;
  14. develop a business plan for potential finders, stakeholders, and for implementation by the entrepreneur:
  15. address business opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs by selecting and utilizing creative problem solving strategies;
  16. assess the nature ,function and viability of an entrepreneurial enterprise in the local business market.

Practical Experience

All co-operative education programs at Georgian contain mandatory work term experiences aligned with program learning outcomes.  Co-op work terms are designed to integrate academic learning with work experience, supporting the development of industry specific competencies and employability skills.

Georgian College holds membership with, and endeavours to follow, the co-operative education guidelines set out by the Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) as supported by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Co-op is facilitated as a supported, competitive job search process. Students are required to complete a Co-op and Career Preparation course scheduled prior to their first co-op work term. Students engage in an active co-op job search that includes applying to positions posted by Co-op Consultants, and personal networking.  Co-op work terms are scheduled according to a formal sequence that alternates academic and co-op semesters as shown in the program progression below.

Programs may have additional requirements such as a valid driver’s license, strong communication skills, industry specific certifications, and ability to travel. Under exceptional circumstances, a student may be unable to complete the program progression as shown below. Please refer to Georgian College Academic Regulation 3.2.7: Changes in program, course, section or co-op, for details.

International co-op work terms are supported and encouraged, when aligned with program requirements.

Further information on co-op services can be found at www.GeorgianCollege.ca/co-op

Program Progression

The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2021
  • Sem 2: Winter 2022
  • Work Term: Summer 2022
  • Sem 3: Fall 2022
  • Sem 4: Winter 2023

Articulation

A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Graduation Requirements

18 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 Program Option Course
3 General Education Courses
1 Co-op Work Term

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Program Tracking 

The following reflects the planned course sequence for full-time offerings of the Fall intake of the program. Where more  than one intake is offered  contact the program co-ordinator for the program tracking.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
ACCT 1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1 42
BUSI 1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour 42
ENTR 1002 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 42
MATH 1002 Mathematics of Finance 42
MKTG 1000 Introduction to Marketing 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
 Hours252
Semester 2
Program Courses  
COMP 1003 Microcomputer Applications 42
ENTR 1003 Entrepreneurship Opportunity Analysis 42
LAWS 1011 Entrepreneurship Legal Issues 42
MKTG 1001 Planning the Marketing Strategy 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
General Education Course  
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. 42
 Hours252
Semester 3
Program Courses  
BUSI 2015 E-Commerce 42
ENTR 2002 Media Strategies for Entrepreneurs 42
ENTR 2015 Business Planning and Pitching the Plan 42
ENTR 2016 Speaker's Corner 42
FNCE 2012 Financing a Small Business 42
General Education Course  
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. 42
 Hours252
Semester 4
Program Courses  
ENTR 2003 Small Business Operations 42
ENTR 2004 Innovation and Creativity in Entrepreneurial Practice 42
MGMT 2000 Production and Operations Management 42
MGMT 2001 Principles of Management 42
General Education Course  
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. 42
Program Option Course  
Select 1 course from the available list during registration. 42
 Hours252
 Total Hours1008
Plan of Study Grid
Co-op Work TermHours
COOP 1045 Business - Entrepreneurship Co-op Work Term (occurs after Semester 2) 560
 Hours560
 Total Hours560
Program option courses may include:
ACCT 1002Computerized Accounting
BUSI 1002Consumer Behaviour
BUSI 2011International Business
BUSI 2024International Experience
BUSI 2025The Business of Esports
BUSI 3006Investments
ECON 1000Microeconomics
ECON 2000Macroeconomics
ENTR 1000Social Entrepreneurship
ENTR 2006Managing the Family Owned/Operated Business
ENTR 2007Intrapreneurship
HURM 1000Human Resources Management Foundations
HURM 1007Recruitment and Selection
MGMT 1000Retail Management
MGMT 2012Introduction to Project Management
MKTG 1003Principles of Sales
REAS 2002Foundations in Canadian Business Research

Graduation Window

Students unable to adhere to the program duration of two years (as stated above) may take a maximum of four years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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