Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

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:


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:

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.

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:

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

CISY 1225     Introduction to Computer Applications
ECON 1201   Principles of Economics: Micro
ECON 1202   Principles of Economics: Macro
MGMT 1281   Introduction to Business Management
MGSC 1205   Quantitative Methods I
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

ACCT 2241    Introductory Financial Accounting
ACCT 2242    Introductory Managerial Accounting
COMM 2293  Communications
*MGMT 2383   Micro Organizational Behaviour
*MGMT 2384   Macro Organizational Behaviour
MKTG 2270   Introduction to Marketing
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) of five (5) of the seven (7) Entrepreneurship courses:

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.