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Academic Credit

No matter what your area of focus is at Laurier, you can combine it with broader studies in the world of entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate Students

For undergraduates, there plenty of entrepreneurship-oriented course offerings, including BU 460: Laurier Startup Fund, a course that teaches you to invest by investing real money in real companies. The Faculty of Science also offers two courses for those interested in science entrepreneurship.

Combining some of the courses can earn you one of the two following options you can add to your degree. For more information on either option, see the undergraduate academic calendar.

Entrepreneurship Core

Want to take your business idea further? Entrepreneurship Core courses are prerequisites to apply for the LaunchPad program.

Want to use your startup savvy to land your dream job? Employers love to see this option on a resumé.

Here’s the full journey any Laurier student can take through the Entrepreneurship Core:

  • BU403 - Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ENTR200 – The Entrepreneurial Method

And any two (2) of:

  • BU321 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • BU421 - Managing the Family Enterprise
  • BU479 - High-Tech Marketing
  • ENTR300 – Business Model Creation
  • ENTR301 – Business Model Execution

Entrepreneurial opportunities are available at both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses.

Social Entrepreneurship Option

The Social Entrepreneurship Option is for students who want to create sustainable solutions to the world’s most urgent issues. The first Canadian undergraduate social entrepreneurship program grounded in the liberal arts, it consists of of 4.0 mandatory credits, plus two non-credit placements, one international and one local.

It's open to any Laurier student in an undergraduate honours program.

Graduate Students

MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Laurier's unique MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is for people who have an existing or potential business idea. Through coursework, mentorship and networking opportunities, you will have the chance to build your business idea while getting course credit.

Lazaridis Executive Master's in Technology Management (MSc)

The Lazaridis Executive Master’s in Technology Management (Lazaridis EMTM) is for senior decision-makers in technology-focused or technology-adept organizations who want to become C-suite leaders in a high-growth company.