Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion
Develop and nurture the business and life skills you need in order to succeed in your new venture. This short program introduces you to the challenges and opportunities of being a small business owner.
Have the opportunity to critically examine and evaluate the viability of your business idea, learn strategies for starting up or purchasing a small business, and begin working on your business plan.
This program is eligible towards Blue Seal Certification.
- Learn entrepreneurial skills in preparation for starting or expanding your business
- Acquire skills to operate your home business
- Strengthen your business management techniques for increased success
- Gain skills for supporting entrepreneurs
- Complete the 6 required courses (56 hours)
- Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years
- Watch Entrepreneurship instructor videos
- Read an article about the Naaco Truck - student success story
- Read an article about Una Pizza + Wine - student success story
- Read an article about the Naked Leaf - student success story
Watch a Breakfast Television segment
Summer Fast Track Schedule
Only 8 days of classes (Available in the summer only)
All courses in this program are offered each semester.
Introduction to Small Business and the Entrepreneurial Mindset
Explore the opportunities, benefits and life skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. Gain insight into the knowledge, tools, psychology and culture of small business owners.
|Subject code: XSBT 10060||7 Hours. Fee: $189||Choose 1 of the CRNs below|
|CRN 70266||1 class||July 18||9 am-5 pm||Mon.|
|CRN 90220||1 class||Oct. 1||9 am-5 pm||Sat.|
Developing a Successful Marketing Plan
Acquire practical marketing research strategies to help you understand the marketplace and connect you with your target market to achieve business success. Learn how to use competitive intelligence to understand your competition and position your business.
|Subject code: XSBT 10076||14 Hours. Fee: $319||Choose 1 of the CRNs below|
|CRN 70267||2 classes||July 19 & 20||9 am-5 pm||Tue.Wed.|
|CRN 90224||2 classes||Oct. 14 & 15||9 am-5 pm||Fri. Sat.|
Choosing Your Team and Managing Risk
Develop your management team by defining your business needs and locating the best people to support them. Assess risks encountered by small businesses and learn how to avert them, including legal considerations, government regulations, insurance needs, and other common business pitfalls.
|Subject code: XSBT 10062||7 Hours. Fee: $189||Choose 1 of the CRNs below|
|CRN 70268||1 class||July 21||9 am -5 pm||Thu.|
|CRN 90221||1 class||Oct. 29||9 am -5 pm||Sat.|
Managing Small Business Operations, Growth and Human Resources
Define the day-to-day operations of your business as you learn about inventory management, operational strategies and growth tactics, all based upon four key types of business: service, retail, wholesale and manufacturing. Examine human resource management techniques including attraction, selection, training, retention, compensation and legislative rules in a tough labour market.
|Subject code: XSBT 10063||7 Hours. Fee: $189||Choose 1 of the CRNs below|
|CRN 70269||1 class||July 25||9 am -5 pm||Mon.|
|CRN 90222||1 class||Nov. 5||9 am-5 pm||Sat.|
Financial Planning and Management for a Small Business
Discover the importance of good financial record management and examine different financial management tools and techniques. Research the costs of operating your business and consider various aspects of cash management including cash flow, capital costs, income projections and financing based on cash needs.
|Subject code: XSBT 10077||14 Hours. Fee: $319||Choose 1 of the CRNs below|
|CRN 70270||2 classes||July 26 & 27||9 am -5 pm||Tue. Wed.|
|CRN 90225||2 classes||Nov. 18 & 19||9 am-5 pm||Fri. Sat.|
Completing Your Business Plan
Gain insight into the hard-won lessons and success strategies of a guest speaker entrepreneur who will share their business experiences, pitfalls and adventures. Have the opportunity to practice pitching your own business plan and gain valuable feedback from your instructor and fellow students.
|Subject code: XSBT 10065||7 Hours. Fee: $189||Choose 1 of the CRNs below|
|CRN 50089 ||1 class||June 25||9 am-5 pm||Sat.|
|CRN 70271||1 class||July 28||9 am -5 pm||Thu.|
|CRN 90223||1 class||Nov. 26||9 am -5 pm||Sat.|
This course is not required for your Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion.
Business Plan Assessment
Incorporate the business skills you have acquired through the six courses into a business plan to be assessed and critiqued by a qualified instructor. Your instructor is available to advise and assist you and can provide direction for successful completion of a business plan suitable for presentation. Move forward with confidence and a greatly increased chance of success.
Please note: This is an optional course for students wishing to receive feedback on their completed business plan and is not a requirement of the certificate of completion.
|Subject code: XSBT 10078||20 Hours. Fee: $249||Choose 1 of the CRNs below|
|CRN 50475 ||Independent Study||May 2 - June 30|
|CRN 90737||Independent Study||Sept. 6 - Dec. 19|
This course is not part of the Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion
Buying a Mid-sized, Privately Owned Business in Canada
Buying a Business can be the most rewarding experience anyone can make. Buying a Business can be your ticket to a comfortable retirement. In this three hour seminar course potential Business Owners will gain an understanding of the opportunities afforded to them when they buy a business. Based on the experience of a seasoned Business broker, students will learn how to identify and buy an existing business for the right price, for the right terms and in a way that leads to the greatest probability of success.
|Subject code: XCTT 40013-003||3 Hours, Fee; $89||Not offered this semester|
Once registered, you will have access to your course materials via e-mail link prior to course start date. Please bring an electronic or printed copy to class.
“The most realistic, applicable and eye-opening course I’ve ever taken – a must for anyone wanting to open a business.” - Dina Jaher
“Amazing course. It has definitely set me on the right track to owning my own business.” - David Eyre
"This is by far the best entrepreneurship course I have taken. During the course I went from ignorant…to entrepreneur!" - Joelle Kirby, Dental Hygienist
For information about this program:
403.440.6013 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6
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