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Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Program Code:BAS
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

The Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and Small Business program adds entrepreneurial and small business know-how to a powerful foundation of business knowledge and skills. The skills learned in this program are essential to business owners and established businesses and organizations.

You will spend the first four semesters building a practical grounding in contemporary management theory. In the final two semesters, you will develop the skills required for the planning, start–up, management and expansion of successful small businesses. But it's not all classroom learning as you will be exposed to stories of challenges faced by prominent business owners. Instructors will guide you and your colleagues through the process of identifying innovative and promising venture ideas for your own business plan.

At our "Shark's Pond" event, you'll present and defend these ideas, sink or swim, to industry leaders. Your learning experience is rounded out through seminars, case analysis and online business simulations.

After completing the program, you will have the tools to develop and present a finished business plan to Futurpreneur Canada (futurpreneur.ca) and be considered for a $15,000 loan. You'll also benefit from Seneca's many partnerships with outside organizations, such as receiving free membership into the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE.ca).

Start Up Canada

Startup Canada recognized Seneca as the most entrepreneurial college in Ontario, demonstrating the largest commitment and impact in advancing entrepreneurship. Seneca was the only college recognized in Canada.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Canada boasts close to 2.5 million entrepreneurs who, as small business owners, combine to contribute over 30% of its GDP. Entrepreneurs drive job creation, productivity and economic growth. With statistics like these, it's clear that small ventures can add up to big business. Graduate from this program and you will have acquired the skills necessary to research, develop and manage a small business, grow an existing business or virtually anything else related to successful entrepreneurship.

Professional Certification

Certificate in Management and Administration (C.I.M.):

In 2009, Seneca became the first institution in Canada to have full–time programs accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM).

Upon graduation from the Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and Small Business program you will have met all the requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) designation once you have completed two years of managerial work experience and made appropriate application to the Canadian Institute of Management.

Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA):

Graduates will have completed all educational requirements and can submit an application to the Canadian Professional Sales Association to receive a Professional Sales Certificate (PSC). Graduates will have also met all the educational requirements for the CPSA's professional designation Certified Sales Professional (CSP).

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
PPS100 Professional Presentation Skills
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC106 Accounting I
MAN200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CSS300 Customer Service Solutions
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services
SMS310 Data Analysis Tools for Business
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ACC412 Financial Analysis
BUS400 Business Economics
CAP500 Career Planning
CRM400 CRM & Selling
MAN400 Introduction to Project Management
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
EBM540 Business Modelling
EBM570 Business Launch
FIS403 Financial Management
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values
MGS524 Effective Leadership
 
Semester 6
EBM530 Planning a New Business Venture
EBM630 Taxation for Entrepreneurs
EBM660 Venture Practicum
EBM670 Business Growth
EBM680 Business Software Solutions

2016/2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

Semester 1
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
PPS100 Professional Presentation Skills
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC106 Accounting I
MAN200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CAP500 Career Planning
CSS300 Customer Service Solutions
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services
SMS310 Data Analysis Tools for Business
 
Semester 4
ACC412 Financial Analysis
BUS400 Business Economics
CRM400 CRM & Selling
MAN400 Introduction to Project Management
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
EBM540 Business Modelling
EBM570 Business Launch
FIS403 Financial Management
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values
MGS524 Effective Leadership
 
Semester 6
EBM530 Planning a New Business Venture
EBM630 Taxation for Entrepreneurs
EBM660 Venture Practicum
EBM670 Business Growth
EBM680 Business Software Solutions

Winter & Summer 2017

Semester 1
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
PPS100 Professional Presentation Skills
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC106 Accounting I
MAN200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CSS300 Customer Service Solutions
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services
SMS310 Data Analysis Tools for Business
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ACC412 Financial Analysis
BUS400 Business Economics
CAP500 Career Planning
CRM400 CRM & Selling
MAN400 Introduction to Project Management
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
EBM540 Business Modelling
EBM570 Business Launch
FIS403 Financial Management
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values
MGS524 Effective Leadership
 
Semester 6
EBM530 Planning a New Business Venture
EBM630 Taxation for Entrepreneurs
EBM660 Venture Practicum
EBM670 Business Growth
EBM680 Business Software Solutions

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
PPS100 Professional Presentation Skills
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC106 Accounting I
MAN200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CAP500 Career Planning
CSS300 Customer Service Solutions
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services
SMS310 Data Analysis Tools for Business
 
Semester 4
ACC412 Financial Analysis
BUS400 Business Economics
CRM400 CRM & Selling
MAN400 Introduction to Project Management
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
EBM540 Business Modelling
EBM570 Business Launch
FIS403 Financial Management
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values
MGS524 Effective Leadership
 
Semester 6
EBM530 Planning a New Business Venture
EBM630 Taxation for Entrepreneurs
EBM660 Venture Practicum
EBM670 Business Growth
EBM680 Business Software Solutions

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
EAC150 College English 3
PPS100 Professional Presentation Skills 3
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II 3
SSC100 or
ISC100
Success Strategies for College, or
Introduction to Seneca Studies
2
2
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I 3
MAN200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAP500 Career Planning 1
CSS300 Customer Service Solutions 3
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace 3
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services 3
SMS310 Data Analysis Tools for Business 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC212 Financial Analysis 3
BUS400 Business Economics 3
CRM400 CRM & Selling 3
MAN400 Introduction to Project Management 3
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EBM540 Business Modelling 3
EBM570 Business Launch 3
FIS404 Financial Analysis: Retail and Entrepreneurship 4
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values 4
MGS524 Effective Leadership 3
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EBM530 Planning a New Business Venture 4
EBM630 Taxation for Entrepreneurs 4
EBM660 Venture Practicum 4
EBM670 Business Growth 3
EBM680 Business Software Solutions 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Cindy Cyrus
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22806
Cindy.Cyrus@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Kevin Gumbs
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22489
Kevin.Gumbs@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Aaron Bradley
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
Aaron.Bradley@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Aniko Murtescu
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22675
Aniko.Murtescu@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Peter Forint
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26494
Peter.Forint@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Henry Decock
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 77929
Henry.Decock@senecacollege.ca
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Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Cheryl, a graduate of Seneca's Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Small Business program talks about how Seneca prepared her to own and operate her own business. Video