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 

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  Choose 1 of the CRN's below
CRN 50073 1 class May 6 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
CRN 70210 1 class July 17 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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  Choose 1 of the CRN's below
CRN 50074 2 classes May 12-13 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.,Sat.
CRN 70211 2 classes July 18-19 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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  Choose 1 of the CRN's below
CRN 50100 1 class May 27 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
CRN 70212 1 class July 20 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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  Choose 1 of the CRN's below
CRN 50146 1 class June 3 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
CRN 70213 1 class July 24 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 CRN's below
CRN 50147 2 classes June 9-10 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.
CRN 70214 2 classes July 25-26 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.,Wed.

Presenting Your Business Plan
In this course you will have the opportunity to present your own business plan to gain valuable experience in presenting to external groups and obtain feedback from your instructor and fellow entrepreneurship students.

Subject code: XSBT 10065 7 Hours. Fee: $189  Choose 1 of the CRN's below
CRN 50075 1 class June 24 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat.
CRN 70215 1 class July 27 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 CRN's below
CRN 30174 Independent Study Jan. 4-Apr. 28    
CRN 50484 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 40013-003 3 Hours, Fee;  $89  Not offered this semester

Students must provide CE Registration with a current and valid email address. When registered , students will receive a welcome/orientation message by email. Course materials will be available through blackboard prior to course start date. 

“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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