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Students who complete the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor will have developed an understanding of the process of entrepreneurship and the essential factors needed for the successful growth of a new venture. Also, students will have developed an appreciation for the challenges involved in managing innovation and in nurturing creative thinking.

Administered by: Ted Rogers School of Business Management, Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Two (2) Required courses:

ENT 526 Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Strategy
ENT 601 Identifying Opportunities

Plus one (1) of the following†:

ENT 500 New Venture Startup
ENT 726 Creating a Business Plan
RTA 913 Media Entrepreneurship

Plus three (3) courses from the following:

ACC 607 Accounting for Small Business
BSM 100* The New Business: From Idea to Reality
CRI 400 Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries
EID 100 Digital Skills: Int'l Innovation
ENG 520 The Language of Persuasion
ENT 100 Applied Entrepreneurship
ENT 501 Family Business in Canada
ENT 505* Small-Business Management
ENT 511 Funding New Ventures
ENT 527 Studies in Entrepreneurship
ENT 725 Management of Innovation
ENT 727 Applied Research in Entrepreneurship
FIN 502 Personal Financial Planning
GEO 719 GIS in Business: Strategic Mgmt Decisions
GMS 422 Quality Management
GMS 701 Purchasing and Supply Management I
GMS 750 Consulting to Management
JRN 842 Building the Brand
LAW 525 The Law of the Marketplace
LAW 603 Advanced Business Law
MHR 741 Managing Interpersonal Dynamics and Teams
MKT 504 Effective Persuasion
MKT 723 Services Marketing
MKT 730 Assessing/Managing Market Opportunities
MKT 731 Competitive Intelligence
PLG 710 Municipal Finance for Planners
RMG 100 Issues and Innovations in Retailing I
RMG 200 Intro to Retail and Services Management
RTA 989 Emerging Media Markets/Entrepreneurship
SSH 400 Special Topics in Social Ventures
Any one CMN course

†Only one of ENT 500, ENT 726, or RTA 913 may be used toward the fulfillment of this Minor's requirements.

*BSM 100 and ENT 505 are not available to students in programs within the Ted Rogers School of Management.


Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.