Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion
This five-day learning program is designed for participants to identify a business idea and develop a business planning canvas as a strategy to determine the feasibility of the business idea and define their implementation process
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 5 required courses (35 hours)
- Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years
All courses in this program are offered each semester.
Entrepreneurship and You
Explore your entrepreneurial characteristics and learn which ones to leverage in your business. You will define your purpose for starting this business and establish success criteria. Develop successful entrepreneurial strategies to be effective in business. The business planning canvas will be introduced in this module and developed throughout the program.
|Subject code: XSBT 10100||7 Hours. Fee: $219|| |
|CRN 30591||1 class||Feb. 21||9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.||Fri.|
Planning Your Business
Learn how to articulate your business vision, mission and values, and understand how they inform your decision-making and planning. You will learn how to design an effective value proposition that will resonate with customer motivations. Explore your business operations, identify the required resources to deliver your business and evaluate the associated risks.
|Subject code: XSBT 10101||7 Hours. Fee: $219|| |
|CRN 30592||1 class||Feb. 22||9:00 a.m. -5 p.m.||Sat.|
Marketing Your Business
Learn how to associate the value proposition, customer information, distribution challenges, and competition strengths and weaknesses into a marketing strategy. Expand on your business operations and identify human resource needs and professional services required.
|Subject code: XSBT 10102||7 Hours. Fee: $219|| |
|CRN 30593||1 class||Mar. 13||9:00 a.m. -5 p.m.||Fri.|
Managing Your Business
Define business start-up strategies and costs, along with ongoing operation expenses. With the start-up and operational costs defined, you will examine revenue streams and potential financial resources needed to start and operate the business. Explore financial record-keeping basics required for success.
|Subject code: XSBT 10103||7 Hours. Fee: $219|| |
|CRN 30594||1 class||Mar. 14||9:00 a.m. -5 p.m.||Sat.|
Launching Your Business
Examine the feasibility of your business, refine your business planning canvas and present your plans to your classroom peers and the instructor. The presentation process will allow for peer input and idea-sharing to strengthen your business plan and implementation strategies. In addition to the business planning canvas, you will complete an individual business implementation plan with actions, timelines and resources.
|Subject code: XSBT 10104||7 Hours. Fee: $219|| |
|CRN 30595||1 class||Mar. 28||9:00 a.m. -5 p.m.||Sat.|
These courses are not required for your Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion.
Learn 10 important concepts of taxation to help you gather the information necessary to do a basic business tax return. Understand what additional accounts need to be set up in the general ledger to facilitate ease in preparing for filling a tax return. A practical exercise is included in class time to reinforce the key concepts.
|Subject code: XACC 10102||12 Hours. Fee: $349|| |
|CRN 30396||2 classes||Apr. 25 - 26||9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.||Sat., Sun.|
“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
Judy McMillan-Evans M.Ed.
Judy McMillan-Evans is an adult educator with over 25 years of experience in both classroom and on-line instructional design and delivery. She is so excited about the world of education that in 2013, she completed a Master’s in Education. She also holds certificates in both adult education and group facilitation from Mount Royal University.
Judy is the lead instructor and designer for MRU's Entrepreneurship program, a project she has led for 22 years. In 2006, Mount Royal University awarded Judy with their Distinguished Faculty/Teaching Award based upon her excellent student engagement and program results.
Judy is a generalist in the field of business, with over 40 years of business ownership. She loves to teach about entrepreneurship, business planning, human resource management, marketing, financial management and business operations. She is also a specialist in not-for-profit management and community economic development.
In everything she does, Judy offers fun, passion, experience, knowledge and creativity with a strong focus on quality education.
For information about this program:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6
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