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Entrepreneurship & Strategy

During your first year at the School of Business Management, you'll acquire the foundational business knowledge that prepares you to specialize in a major. 

Major Overview

One of Canada’s leading Entrepreneurship programs with a large dedicated faculty, the Ted Rogers School of Business Management offers more undergraduate entrepreneurship courses than any other English language university in Canada.

Prepare to start your own business, learn how to be entrepreneurial within existing organizations or help start-up ventures succeed.

The Entrepreneurship major will teach you how to become an entrepreneur and play a key role in society by relentlessly pursuing opportunities to create and sustain a competitive and viable enterprise. The Entrepreneurship major is designed for you, whether your goal is to own your own business or to assist existing organizations grow and develop.

How You Earn This Degree

Business management students must complete a total of 42 credits which include Required, Required Group or Professional Elective, Professionally-Related and Liberal Studies courses.The curriculum provides you with a general overview of business in society, introduces you to all of the basic business functions, and develops awareness of social, human and economic issues through the introduction of the liberal studies.

Curriculum Overview

Year 1: Begin common courses, pick your major; Year 2: start specialized studies; year 3: apply for co-op option, start work terms; year 4: graduate with a B.Comm

1st Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 100 Introductory Financial Accounting
BUS 100* Strategies for Success
ECN 104 Introductory Microeconomics
ITM 102 Business Information Systems I
QMS 102 Business Statistics I


LIBERAL STUDIES:

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 406 Introductory Management Accounting
ECN 204 Introductory Macroeconomics
GMS 200 Introduction to Global Management
MHR 523 Human Resources Management
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
QMS 202 Business Statistics II

 

* This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Note: Students planning to enter the Marketing Management Major must obtain a grade of at least 2.67 (B-) in MKT 100.

Business Management students must declare their Major prior to course intentions in March of their first year. How to Change your Plan / Major.

3rd Semester

REQUIRED:

CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
ENT 526 Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Strategy
FIN 300 Managerial Finance I
GMS 401 Operations Management
LAW 122 Business Law


LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

4th Semester

REQUIRED:

CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
ENT 601 Identifying Opportunities
FIN 401 Managerial Finance II
LAW 122 Business Law


LIBERAL STUDIES:

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
One course from Table I.
Course selection must not include courses with an ENT prefix.

CMN 279 and LAW 122 will be timetabled either in the 3rd or 4th semester.

Revised 2016-2017.

REQUIRED:

ENT 56A/B* Entrepreneurial Skills Development
ENT 527 Studies in Entrepreneurship
ENT 555 Managing Small and Medium Enterprises
ENT 577 Entrepreneurial Selling


LIBERAL STUDIES:

Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: One course from the following:

ENT 100 Applied Entrepreneurship
ENT 501 Family Business in Canada
ENT 627 Social Entrepreneurship and Changemaking
ENT 633 Corporate Governance
MKT 300 Marketing Metrics and Analysis
MKT 504 Effective Persuasion
MKT 723 Marketing in the Service Industry
MKT 730 Assessing/Managing Market Opportunities
MKT 731 Competitive Intelligence


PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include courses with an ENT prefix.

* ENT 56A/B is a two-term course.

Revised curriculum begins 2016-2017 for students admitted Fall 2013 and after. 

REQUIRED:

BUS 800 Strategic Management
ENT 78A/B* Advanced Entrepreneurship
ENT 511 Funding New Ventures
ENT 725 Management of Innovation


LIBERAL STUDIES†:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: One course from the following:

ENT 100 Applied Entrepreneurship
ENT 501 Family Business in Canada
ENT 627 Social Entrepreneurship and Changemaking
ENT 633 Corporate Governance
ENT 727 Applied Research in Entrepreneurship
MKT 300 Marketing Metrics and Analysis
MKT 500 Marketing Research
MKT 504 Effective Persuasion
MKT 723 Marketing in the Service Industry
MKT 730 Assessing/Managing Market Opportunities
MKT 731 Competitive Intelligence


PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
Three courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with ENT prefix.

* ENT 78A/B is a two-term course.
† Offered in Fall term only.

Curriculum Overview

1st Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 100 Introductory Financial Accounting
BUS 100* Strategies for Success
ECN 104 Introductory Microeconomics
ITM 102 Business Information Systems I
QMS 102 Business Statistics I


LIBERAL STUDIES:

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 406 Introductory Management Accounting
ECN 204 Introductory Macroeconomics
GMS 200 Introduction to Global Management
MHR 523 Human Resources Management
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
QMS 202 Business Statistics II

 

* This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Note: Students planning to enter the Marketing Management Major must obtain a grade of at least 2.67 (B-) in MKT 100.

Business Management students must declare their Major prior to course intentions in March of their first year. How to Change your Plan / Major.

WKT 124 Work Term I begins Spring 2017

The Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department also offers an optional co-op program which provides graduates with 16 months of work experience integrated into their academic program. Students wishing to be considered for this program must apply for admission into the co-op option during the third semester of the program. Admission into the co-op program is based on the following four items:

  1. Minimum CGPA of 3.0 (or higher). Subject to competition, grades above the minimum may be required
  2. Evidence of superior oral and written communication skills
  3. Interview with the Faculty Advisor
  4. Resume/CV

Students commence work terms upon completion of second year of the Business Management program and the co-op option extends the Entrepreneurship Major to five years from four. The Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department cannot guarantee work term jobs, but the Office of Co-operative Education and the Department will prospect for employers and make every effort to locate suitable positions, as well as be available to advise students on their search for program-related jobs. The co-op program enables students to earn prevailing wages for the level of responsibility and contribution of the jobs they perform and thus finance at least part of their university education.

The sequencing of academic and work terms is shown below.

Begins 2016-2017.

3rd Semester

REQUIRED:

CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
ENT 526 Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Strategy 
FIN 300 Managerial Finance I
GMS 401 Operations Management
LAW 122 Business Law


LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.  

4th Semester

REQUIRED:

CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
ENT 601 Identifying Opportunities
FIN 401 Managerial Finance II
LAW 122 Business Law


LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table I.
Course selection must not include courses with an ENT prefix.

CMN 279 and LAW 122 will be timetabled either in the 3rd or 4th semester.

Begins 2018-2019.

REQUIRED:

ENT 56A/B* Entrepreneurial Skills Development
ENT 527 Studies in Entrepreneurship
ENT 555 Managing Small and Medium Enterprises
ENT 577 Entrepreneurial Selling


LIBERAL STUDIES:

Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: One course from the following:

ENT 100 Applied Entrepreneurship
ENT 501 Family Business in Canada
ENT 627 Social Entrepreneurship and Changemaking
ENT 633 Corporate Governance
MKT 300 Marketing Metrics and Analysis
MKT 504 Effective Persuasion
MKT 723 Marketing in the Service Industry
MKT 730 Assessing/Managing Market Opportunities
MKT 731 Competitive Intelligence


PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include courses with an ENT prefix.

* ENT 56A/B is a two-term course.

Begins 2019-2020.

REQUIRED:

BUS 800 Strategic Management
ENT 78A/B* Advanced Entrepreneurship
ENT 511 Funding New Ventures
ENT 725 Management of Innovation


Liberal Studies†:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL: One course from the following:

ENT 100 Applied Entrepreneurship
ENT 501 Family Business in Canada
ENT 627 Social Entrepreneurship and Changemaking
ENT 633 Corporate Governance
ENT 727 Applied Research in Entrepreneurship
MKT 300 Marketing Metrics and Analysis
MKT 500 Marketing Research
MKT 504 Effective Persuasion
MKT 723 Marketing in the Service Industry
MKT 730 Assessing/Managing Market Opportunities
MKT 731 Competitive Intelligence


PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Three courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with ENT prefix.

* ENT 78A/B is a two-term course.
† Offered in Fall term only.

The sequencing of academic and work terms is shown below*. Please be advised that this schedule may be subject to revisions.

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester  
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 124
Work Term I
Year 3 WKT 224
Work Term II
WKT 324
Work Term III
WKT 424
Work Term IV
Year 4 5th Semester 6th Semester  
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester  

Work terms are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Each work term is assessed by the Co-op Faculty Advisor on the basis of the student's comprehensive written report and the employer's evaluation of the student's performance on the job.

*NOTE: Students are expected to follow the sequence prescribed for their program. Deviation from the sequence requires the submission of a formal request to the Co-op Faculty Advisor and approval from the School. With permission from the School/Department, students may be allowed to graduate with the co-op endorsement with fewer than the prescribed work terms.

Part-time Program

The part-time program is offered to accommodate students who intend to take the degree at a slower pace than the full-time day program, due to the demands of daytime employment and/or family obligations. Part-time students fulfill their course requirements primarily in the evenings by enrolling in courses through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education for the first six semesters, and through The Ted Rogers School of Business Management evening course offerings for semesters seven and eight. Part-time students are entitled to enroll in a maximum of three courses per semester.

Minors

A minor is an opportunity for you to explore a secondary area of undergraduate study either for personal interest beyond your degree program, or as an area of expertise related to the your degree that will serve your career choice. Learn more about minors.

Examples of Careers Students May Pursue After Graduation

Portfolio analyst
Pilot Sales officer
Customer liaison
Business analyst
Community manager
Social media wrangler 

Co-op Opportunities

Co-operative education at the Ted Rogers School of Management and Ryerson University is a program designed to provide students with work experiences that complement their academic studies. It gives them the opportunity to connect their knowledge and skills to the world around them. Co-op integrates a student’s academic learning with workplace learning in fields relevant to the student’s academic and professional goals.

Students are required to meet the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 at the end of their first year of study as part of the academic requirements for the Co-op option.

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Chair
Dr. Philip Walsh

Department Administrator

Kelly McHale

TRS 1-004

416-979-5000 ext. 2046

kmchale@ryerson.ca

Academic Success

TRSM offers a wide range of services to help you succeed. 

Awards & Scholarships

To recognize student excellence, TRSM and Ryerson offer many awards and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Important Entrepreneurship
Program Information, and Entrepreneurship & Strategy
Course Information

Please find below documents related
to the Entrepreneurship Major
curriculum requirements, and also any special announcements or information pertaining to the BSM, BUS and ENT-prefix courses taught by Entrepreneurship & Strategy: