Learn to translate your vision into a business plan and make it grow. Studying entrepreneurship will show you how to identify market opportunities, get the funding you need, find and keep employees, deliver quality goods and services at a cost effective price, and much more. Courses include Project Management, New Venture Planning, New Product Development and Design, Leadership, New Venture Finance and more.
In the long term, a firm must change if it is to survive. Driven by new and often disruptive technologies, this requirement for change has evolved into a more immediate imperative. Learn to manage projects, steer the innovation process, understand and leverage the behavioural dynamics of change, and provide leadership in a rapidly changing environment.
Students who successfully complete the Entrepreneurship and Innovation in concentration have a strong desire to take on a greater degree of uncertainty and risk and are able to work with a blank canvas and look for opportunities.
Common Career Paths
– Either starting your own company or managing an existing small business or franchise.
Consulting - Working with business owners and helping them with:
» Creating business plans
» Conducting market research
» Developing a marketing or pricing strategy
» Securing financing, IT/systems, staffing and/or training
Careers in Existing Companies - Students in entrepreneurship likely share some leadership traits and may start in roles where they can manage projects and eventually gain the necessary experience to rise into an organization's C-level roles (CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, etc.)
Recent graduates work for companies such as:
Arc'teryx Equipment, Broadband TV, Ernst & Young, GradusOne, ModelHub, New Avenue Capital, RADIUS, RewardStream, Traction on Demand, Vancouver Coastal Health.
For detailed information on the required courses in this concentration, consult the SFU Calendar.
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