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Entrepreneurship is about more than starting a business; it is a way of thinking. Foster your creativity, drive change in the workplace, and master the business skills needed to bring your idea to market.

Quick facts
  • Two-year certificate
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school

 This certificate is offered by the University of Saskatchewan's Edward’s School of Business. You may earn the certificate on its own, while pursuing a degree, or after graduating university.

If you are interested in pursuing a degree in business, the Edward’s School of Business offers a Bachelor in Commerce with majors in: AccountingFinanceHuman ResourcesManagementMarketing, and Operations Management


 

What you will learn

Along with diverse classmates from across campus, you will learn about:

  • the principles of business
  • effective communication and performance in a team environment
  • ethical considerations in decision making
  • entrepreneurial approaches to business problems
  • preparing a business plan for a new venture

During the course of the program, you will be working alondside students from other colleges and disciplines, making useful connections for the workplace after graduation. You will also be taught by AACSB accredited faculty from the Edwards School of Business, ensuring an international standard for the quality of your education.

Requirements (18 Credit Units)

  • COMM 101.3: Introduction to Business
  • COMM 105.3: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • COMM 201.3: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • COMM 204.3: Introduction to Marketing
  • COMM 349.3: Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Capstone)
  • COMM 447.3: Entrepreneurship and Venture Development (Capstone)

Electives (6 Credit Units)

  • COMM 210.3: Introduction to Management Accounting
  • COMM 211.3: Human Resource Management
  • COMM 304.3: Introduction to Business Law
  • COMM 340.3: Introduction to International Business
  • COMM 345.3: Business and Public Policy
  • COMM 347.3: Aboriginal Business in Canada
  • COMM 352.3: Marketing Strategy
  • COMM 354.3: Consumer Behaviour
  • COMM 395.3: Business Forecasting
  • SR Level COMM electives approved at the discretion of the Edwards School of Business
  • SR Level electives from other Colleges approved at the discretion of the Edwards School of Business

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program. 

COMM 101.3: Introduction to Business

The focus of this course is on integrated organizational decision making. To achieve this, students will examine case studies requiring an integrated analysis across six business disciplines (Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Management/Strategy, Marketing and Operations) over the four stages of an organizational life-cycle (start-up, growth, maturity and revitalization) as an organization's activities shift from strategic exploration to exploitation and back to exploration again.

COMM 349.3: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Designed to provide both knowledge and evaluation skills needed to add value in the new venture sector of the economy. Students taking this course will acquire knowledge in respect to current concepts in entrepreneurship, primarily as it concerns the evaluation of entrepreneurs, their ventures, and the venturing environment.

COMM 447.3: Entrepreneurship and Venture Development

This course helps students develop the skills required for the successful formation of new business ventures, effective business succession, or small business expansion. Students also learn how to evaluate business models and plans, and how to manage on-going small and medium sized businesses. Students examine their own entrepreneurial potential and experience the process of planning the formation of a new venture, business succession, or business expansion through the preparation and formal presentation of a business plan.

 

Our internationally-recognized faculty are extensively involved in partnerships for research, teaching and community engagement. We forge mutually-beneficial relationships with non-profits, small businesses, entrepreneurial start-ups, corporations and public sector organizations and collaborate with researchers from around the world.

We value experiential learning and provide opportunities for our students to gain real-world and applicable experience that is not always gained in traditional classroom. We offer a variety of experiential learning classes and initiatives so our students can reach their full potential by learning beyond the classroom.

Careers

Though the Entrepreneurship certificate will prepare graduates to start a new venture, it will also give graduates desirable skills to apply in organizations large and small. Increasingly, business, industry, and government organizations are seeking employees who can demonstrate the strategic and innovative thinking that you will develop here.

You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to further discuss your program options and goals if you plan on taking this certificate while pursuing another degree.

Tuition estimates

Canadian students
Tuition $848 per class
Fees $470 per year (for part-time)

Tuition will vary depending  on the type and number of classes you take in a year (2019-2020 rates).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $100-$200 per class.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Deadline
Spring
May 2019
April 1, 2019
Summer
July 2019
May 1, 2019
Fall
Sep. 2019
August 1, 2019

Requirements

High School Admission (receive less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent
  • Successful completion of Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 is recommended, but not required. Students intending on transferring to the B.Comm. program will need to meet B.Comm. admission requirements
  • Required grade averageHigh school students or graduates require a minimum admission average of 70%. Learn how we calculate your admission average.
  • English proficiency. If your first language is not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission.

Transfer Admission - Post-secondary (if you receive 18 credit units or more transferable post- secondary)

  • Successful completion of Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (or university-level equivalent) is recommended, but not required. Students intending on transferring to the B.Comm. program will need to meet B.Comm. admission requirements
  • Meet the minimum university transfer entrance average of 60%
  • English proficiency. If your first language is not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission.

Mature Admission

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age by the first day of classes
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level course work
  • English proficiency. If your first language is not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission
  • Applicants applying for mature admission will be required to submit a résumé and cover letter.

Learn more about mature admission.

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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