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Entrepreneurship: How to Create a Successful Business


This program combines lectures, case studies, and a final group project for assessment. By the end of this seminar course, students will gain a solid and structured understanding of entrepreneurship and how to start a successful business. Through case studies and lectures, students will gain an understanding of the importance of industry analysis, writing a business plan and financing a new venture. By the end of the course, participants will develop and present a new business and show full understanding of the process of taking a business idea to realization.

Course Overview

This seminar will teach you the basics of how to succeed in creating your own business. The course is broken up into the following sections:

  • Identifying Opportunities and Generating Ideas.
  • Feasibility Analysis.
  • Competitor Analysis.
  • Examining Various Business Models.
  • Financing or Funding.
  • Components of a Business Plan.
  • Writing a Business Plan.
  • Designing a Business Model.
  • Presenting and Critiquing a Business Plan.
  • Program Information

    Monday to Thursday – 8:45am to 1:50pm
    Friday – 8:45am to 11:45am

    Class start and end times may vary as schedules will be modified to accommodate Canadian holidays.

    This program does not require approval by Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

  • Duration

    2 weeks in duration for each program.

    37 hours of instruction for each program.

  • Admission Requirements

    International Students:

    • Complete high school or be a mature student of 18 years and older.
    • Reach an IELTS 5.5 (academic) or TOEFL 70 or equivalent or achieve a VGC Level 6 Upper Intermediate or pass the VGC placement test.
    • Pass an admissions interview.

    Domestic Students:

    • Complete high school.
    • Pass an admissions interview.
  • Start Dates

    2023 July 17 – July 28

    2024 July 15 – July 26

    * These programs are offered as a special request for groups throughout the year.

  • Fees

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