Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion


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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, CE Logo - Blue Seallearn 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

Program Format

  • Complete the 6 required courses (56 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years

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Required Courses

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  
CRN 50087
1 class May 7 9 am-5 pm Sat.
CRN 70266 1 class July 18 9 am-5 pm Mon.

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  
CRN 50088
2 classes May 13 & 14 9 am-5 pm Fri., Sat.
CRN 70267 2 classes July 19 & 20 9 am-5 pm Tue.Wed.


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  
CRN 50133
1 class May 28 9 am-5 pm Sat.
CRN 70268 1 class July 21 9 am -5 pm Thu.

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  
CRN 50193
1 class June 4 9 am-5 pm Sat.
CRN 70269 1 class July 25 9 am -5 pm Mon.


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 50194
2 classes June 10 & 11 9 am-5 pm Fri.,Sat.
CRN 70270 2 classes July 26 & 27 9 am -5 pmTTue. Wed.


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.


Optional Course

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    


Seminar Course

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 40013-0033 Hours, Fee;  $89 
CRN 506761 ClassJune 76 p.m.- 9 p.m.Tue.

Course Materials

Once registered, you will have access to your course materials via e-mail link a week prior to course start date. Please bring an electronic or printed copy to class.

Student Testimonials

“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

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Contact us

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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