Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Program Website: https://smu.ca/academics/sobey/management-department.html
Program Email: management@smu.ca

Entrepreneurship offers a range of courses over several programs to teach students practices to enhance innovation, and to create social and sustainable start-ups using design thinking and lean start-up methodologies.

A major in Entrepreneurship is offered within the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Arts. The major is administered by the Department of Management. Arts students pursuing a major in Entrepreneurship are not eligible for a Minor in Business.

The Entrepreneurship Program works closely with the Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre.

Bachelor of Commerce

To complete an Entrepreneurship Major, Bachelor of Commerce students must complete five (5) out of the seven (7) ENTR courses listed below. They can distribute these five (5) courses between Years 2, 3 and 4. The entrepreneurship courses that Entrepreneurship Majors may select from are:

ENTR 2494 Creative Destruction and Innovation: Theories and Concepts
ENTR 3380 Family Business
ENTR 3389 Structuring Lean Start-ups
ENTR 4110 Venture Capital
ENTR 4220 Sustainable Student Venture Investment Fund
ENTR 4487 New Venture Opportunities
ENTR 4495 Small Business Performance Improvement

In addition to all other requirements, the Entrepreneurship Major requires a minimum GPA of 2.2 in ACCT 3332, MGMT 2383, MGMT 2384, ENTR 2494, ENTR 3380, ENTR 3389, ENTR 4110, ENTR 4420, ENTR 4487, and ENTR 4495.

Year 1
CISY 1225 Introduction to Computer Applications
ECON 1201 Principles of Economics: Micro
ECON 1202 Principles of Economics: Macro
ENGL 1205 Introduction to Literature
MGMT 1281 Introduction to Business Management
MGSC 1205 Quantitative Methods I
MGSC 1206 Quantitative Methods II
Nine (9) non-Commerce elective credit hours

Year 2
ACCT 2241 Introductory Financial Accounting
ACCT 2242 Introductory Managerial Accounting
CMLW 2201 Legal Aspects of Business - Part I
COMM 2293 Communications
MGSC 2207 Introductory Statistics
MGMT 2383 Micro Organizational Behaviour
MGMT 2384 Macro Organizational Behaviour
MKTG 2270 Introduction to Marketing
Three (3) credit hours in Economics electives (except ECON 4475)
Three (3) credit hours in non-Commerce electives
Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.0 and have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours to be permitted to declare a major in Entrepreneurship.

Year 3
*ACCT 3332 Planning and Control (see note)
FINA 2360 Business Finance I
FINA 3361 Business Finance II
At least two courses from the following ENTR courses:
ENTR 2494 Creative Destruction and Innovation: Theories and Concepts
ENTR 3380 Family Business
ENTR 3389 Structuring Lean Start-ups
ENTR 4110 Venture Capital
ENTR 4220 Sustainable Student Venture Investment Fund
ENTR 4487 New Venture Opportunities
ENTR 4495 Small Business Performance Improvement
MGMT 3480 Ethical Responsibilities of Organizations
Six (6) credit hours in non-Commerce electives
Six (6) credit hours in free electives
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both ACCT 3332 and ACCT 3333 or ACCT 3335.

Year 4
Students must take a balance of courses from the Entrepreneurship Stream to ensure the student has a minimum of five courses for their Major.
ENTR 2494 Creative Destruction and Innovation: Theories and Concepts
ENTR 3380 Family Business
ENTR 3389 Structuring Lean Start-ups
ENTR 4110 Venture Capital
ENTR 4220 Sustainable Student Venture Investment Fund
ENTR 4487 New Venture Opportunities
ENTR 4495 Small Business Performance Improvement
MGMT 4489 Strategic Management
Six (6) credit hours in non-Commerce electives
Twelve (12) credit hours in free electives

Bachelor of Arts

Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.0 and have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours from the Entrepreneurship Stream courses (listed below) to be permitted to declare a major in Entrepreneurship. Additionally, a minimum GPA of 2.2 required in ACCT 3332, MGMT 2383, MGMT 2384, ENTR 2494, ENTR 3380, ENTR 3389, ENTR 4110, ENTR 4420, ENTR 4487, and ENTR 4495.

To complete an Entrepreneurship Major, Bachelor of Arts students must complete five (5) out of the seven (7) ENTR courses that comprise the courses in the Entrepreneurship Stream. They can distribute these five (5) courses between Years 2, 3 and 4. The entrepreneurship courses that Entrepreneurship Majors may select from are:

ENTR 2494 Creative Destruction and Innovation: Theories and Concepts
ENTR 3380 Family Business
ENTR 3389 Structuring Lean Start-ups
ENTR 4110 Venture Capital
ENTR 4220 Sustainable Student Venture Investment Fund
ENTR 4487 New Venture Opportunities
ENTR 4495 Small Business Performance Improvement
The course suggestions noted below are intended as an illustration of when major requirements may be taken, however, the five (of seven) required Entrepreneurship courses may be distributed throughout the student’s degree according to their own academic schedules and the course prerequisites. Entrepreneurship Majors are encouraged to take ENTR 2494 in Year Two if their schedule permits.

Year 1
ECON 1201 Principles of Economics: Micro
ECON 1202 Principles of Economics: Macro
MGSC 1205 Quantitative Methods I
MGMT 1281 Introduction to Business Management
CISY 1225 Introduction to Computers
ENGL 1205 Introduction to Literature
Nine (9) credit hours in Humanities (BA requirement 3c)
Three (3) credit hours in Social Sciences (BA requirement 3d)

Year 2
MGMT 2383 * Micro Organizational Behavior
MGMT 2384 * Macro Organizational Behavior
MKTG 2270 Introduction to Marketing
COMM 2293 Communications
ACCT 2241 Introductory Financial Accounting
ACCT 2242 Introductory Managerial Accounting
Three (3) credit hours in Social Sciences (BA requirement 3d)
Nine (9) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above

Year 3 & 4
ACCT 3332 * Planning and Control (see note)
At least four (4) or five (5) of the seven (7) Entrepreneurship courses:
ENTR 2494 Creative Destruction and Innovation: Theories and Concepts
ENTR 3380 Family Business
ENTR 3389 Structuring Lean Start-ups
ENTR 4110 Venture Capital
ENTR 4220 Sustainable Student Venture Investment Fund
ENTR 4487 New Venture Opportunities
ENTR 4495 Small Business Performance Improvement
Twenty-one (21) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above

Note: Students cannot receive credit for both ACCT 3332 and ACCT 3333 or ACCT 3335.

Minor in Entrepreneurship for undergraduate students in Arts, Science and the Sobey School of Business

The Minor in Entrepreneurship is designed for students who want to enhance their academic experience by participating in studies that lead them to conclude that their initiative and creativity can encourage an aptitude to see change as an opportunity and to see themselves as not only receptive of world changes, but changers of the world. We refer to this an entrepreneurial mindset.
By participating, student can develop the mindsets and the skills necessary to see the problems that other people don’t see, and to turn discovery and research into ideas and then concepts, innovations and eventually, entrepreneurial successes. Entrepreneurs can take conceptual ideas and craft from them new services which can be made available to the world.

Building on the values of academic growth, intellectual curiosity, imaginative solution design, and demonstrating resilience, the Minor intends to provide an opportunity for ALL students to participate in and benefit from Saint Mary’s commitment to graduating students with creative and entrepreneurial mindsets.
A minor in Entrepreneurship provides students with the knowledge, aptitude and skills to help in the development of creative, innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets. Learning outcomes for the minor are to develop critical thinking skills, the ability to identify problems, an aptitude to seek opportunities through discovery and design thinking, the courage to take risks, the resilience to deal with failure, enhanced self-reflection, and an aptitude to act ethically in order to create social and economic value.

To complete a minor in Entrepreneurship students must obtain at least eighteen (18) credit hours from across a wide variety of courses. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for the minor in Entrepreneurship. The following 6 credit hours are required as part of the 18 credit-hour total.

ENTR 2494 Creative Destruction and Innovation: Theories and Concepts
ENTR 3000 Build and Launch – Entrepreneurship 3 credit hours

ENTR 2494 Creative Destruction and Innovation: Theories and Concepts
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty (30) credit hours
Students are exposed to topics of innovation and entrepreneurship as catalyst for economic activity, and theentrepreneurs. The focus is on current methodologies like design thinking, observation, brainstorming, and ideation to identify and solve significant and complex problems that need a multidisciplinary approach.

ENTR 3000 Build and Launch - Entrepreneurship
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ENTR 2494
Entrepreneurial students experience the lean start-up methodology – validating new products and business models using the principles of customer discovery. Student founders explore, create and test minimum viable products to launch and sell, and manage successful enterprises. Through active learning techniques, students are immersed in building innovations with similarly-minded entrepreneurs.

In addition to the six required credit hours, students must also complete a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following list of courses from Arts, Science or the Sobey School of Business. Please note that some of these courses have prerequisites that may restrict enrollment. By ‘letter of permission’ from the Minor coordinator, students may apply to have additional or special topic courses considered towards the Minor requirements.

Faculty of Arts

ACST 2342 Post-Confederation History of Atlantic Canada
ACST 3312 Living in Atlantic Canada
ANTH 2401: Anthropology of Work
ACST 3354 The Foreign Protestants and the Founding of Lunenburg
ANTH 3574: Public Archaeology
ANTH 3467: Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Archaeology
ANTH 3377 Urban Archaeology
ANTH 4467 Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Archaeology
CLAS 2000 Legacies: the Archaeology of Ancient Greece
EDUC 3309 Innovations in North American Education
EDUC 4473 Comparative Perspectives on Innovations in Education – Reforms [IDST 4473]
ENGL 2303 Fictions of Finance
ENGL 2325 The Media in Everyday Life
ENGL 3381 Writing Poetry
GEOG 2312: Urban Geography
GEOG 2349: Cultural Geography
GEOG 3004 Geography and Environmental Studies in Practice (Group D)
GEOG 3386 Concepts in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Analysis (Group C)
GEOG 4406 Capstone Seminar in Geography (Group D)
GEOG 4412: Urban History and Preservation
GEOG 4449: Tourist Geographies
HIST 1301: Introduction to the History of Science and Technology
HIST 2200: History of Media and Communications in Europe
HIST 2342 Post-Confederation History of Atlantic Canada
HIST 3202: History of Medicine
HIST 3351: Histories of Capitalism
HIST 3505: Museum Studies [CLAS 3505]
HIST 3475: Indigenous and Settler Histories
HIST 4501: Public History
IDST 2302 Introduction to Development Studies: Policies and Practice
PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking
PHIL 1201 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2305 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 2318 Science and Society
PHIL 2319 The Meanings of Technology
PHIL 3317: Wealth, Money and Economics
SOCI 3020: Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
SOCI 4314; Sociology of Knowledge and Science
SOCI 4427: Sociology of Tourism
SJCS 1211 Social Power Relations

Faculty of Science
BIOL 4422 Conservation Biology
CHEM 2100 Green Chemistry
CHEM 3473 Environmental Chemistry
ENVS 1200 Environmental Challenges
ENVS 1250.2 Physical Processes in the Environment
ENVS 2100 Green Chemistry
ENVS 2300.1 Environmental Science: Populations & Ecosystems
ENVS 2310.2 Environmental Science: Energy, Resources & Pollution
ENVS 3420 Environmental Monitoring and Auditing
ENVS 3473 Environmental Chemistry
ENVS 3830.2 Climate Change
GEOL 3454 Applied Geochemistry
GEOL 4442 Economic Geology Field School
PSYC 3309 Human Factors and Performance (Group A)
PSYC 3327 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSYC 3393 Psychology of Leadership
PSYC 3430 Cross Cultural Psychology
PSYC 4413 Thinking and Reasoning
PSYC 4418 Environmental Psychology (Group A)

Sobey School of Business
ACCT 4423 Accounting Information Systems and Control
CSCI 1226 Introduction to Computing Science and Programming
CSCI 3327 Web Information Systems
CSCI 3475 Human Computer Interaction
ECON 3362 Natural Resource Economics
ECON 3363 Environmental Economics
ENTR 3380 Family Business
ENTR 4110 Venture Capital
ENTR 4220 Sustainable Student Venture Investment Fund
ENTR 4487 New Venture Opportunities
ENTR 4495 Small Business Performance Improvement
FINA 4468 Financial Derivatives
MGMT 4481 Organization Theory: Structure, Process, Analysis and Design
MGSC 3317 Operations Management
MKTG 4471 Integrated Marketing Communications