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Minors and Options

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

Entrepreneurship Concentration

For undergraduates, there are plenty of entrepreneurship-oriented courses that can lead to an Entrepreneurship Concentration for BBA students an Option in Social Entrepreneurship for all students in an undergraduate honours program.

Here's what the Entrepreneurship Concentration consists of:

The following one (1) required course:
  • ENTR200: The Entrepreneurial Method

And any three (3) of:

  • BU321: Social Entrepreneurship
  • BU403: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • BU421: Managing the Family Enterprise
  • BU451: Law and Entrepreneurship
  • BU479: High-Tech Marketing
  • ENTR300: Business Model Creation
  • ENTR301: Business Model Execution

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.

Community Engagement Option

The Community Engagement Option offers credit courses that provide you with experiential learning opportunities in downtown Kitchener focused on social inclusion, local democracy, and community enterprise. You'll learn about these concepts while attending classes in various locations across the downtown and while participating as a volunteer within the many initiatives of The Working Centre.

The Community Engagement Option consists of 2.0 mandatory credits which can be taken during one academic year and 2.0 credits from a specified elective list.

MBA Specialization in Entrepreneurship

The MBA specialization in entrepreneurship is designed for graduate students who would like to start their own venture, work in the startup world, work in corporate innovation, or simply want to think more innovatively and entrepreneurially. ​Students interested in pursuing their own venture can also apply to the LaunchPad incubator to turn their idea into reality.