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

For undergraduates, there are plenty of entrepreneurship-oriented course offerings that can lead to an Entrepreneurship Concentration for BBA students or a minor in Entrepreneurship for non-BBA students.

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Here's what the Entrepreneurship Concentration consists of:

  • 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 4.0 mandatory credits (8 courses). The Social Entrepreneurship Option also facilitates international placements and local engagement with civic institutions and community organizations. In the Social Entrepreneurship Option, students will launch their own social venture as their capstone project.  It's open to any Laurier student in an undergraduate honours program.

MBA Specialization in Entrepreneurship

The MBA Entrepreneurship courses are designed for people who have an existing or potential business idea or are simply interested in working in the startup world or in corporate innovation. Students will also have the opportunity to enter Laurier's LaunchPad incubator to actually make their idea a reality.

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.