COMM 280 - Entrepreneurship

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Want to find out? In this hands-on interactive course, you'll learn about entrepreneurial essentials such as creating viable opportunities; building your founding team; strategic planning; going to market; fleshing out your organization; and looking ahead to the requirements of the future of the business, and your role within it.

We will bring entrepreneurial concepts to life with industry examples, cutting-edge research, in-class exercises and your own, hands-on entrepreneurial planning. You will also get to meet and interact with relevant, local entrepreneur guest speakers.

We'll consider entrepreneurship broadly, including high tech, e-commerce, and mobile along with innovative ventures in the arts, media, science, environmental & social problem-solving, retail, professional services, and more.

Throughout the course, you will be applying the concepts to a personal portfolio built around how your own venture might unfold if you become an entrepreneur. Classes will be mixed with students from all faculties.

Eligibility: This course is open to BCom students in Years 2 and 3, and non-BCom students in Years 2, 3, and 4. 

Note: COMM 280 Entrepreneurship was formerly numbered COMM 486A. If you took the course as COMM 486A, it is still counted be a lower-level elective.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you should:

  • understand key considerations, opportunities and challenges for the entrepreneur.
  • have experience with and access to core entrepreneurial processes, tools and resources.
  • be exploring your own potential as an entrepreneur.
  • be working with a preliminary outline of what your own innovative entrepreneurial venture might look like.

Student success

"It was extremely helpful to learn a bit about every aspect of starting a business. Taking the class made things that seemed insurmountable before seem completely doable."

- Essex Prescott
Learn more about Essex's business venture, The Buoy, a floating food truck >

 

"Entrepreneurship isn't a career, it isn't a job, it's a way of thinking, a lifestyle."

- Kinsey Powell

Learn more about how the class motivated Kinsey to start her apparel business, rebelleution >

 

Course credits:
3

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