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Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Available: Summer, Winter, Fall

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.

Campus

Duration

6 Semesters (3 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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 will have acquired the skills necessary to research, develop and manage a small business, grow an existing business or apply entrepreneurial thinking to problem solve and innovate in any organization.

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)

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.

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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).

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,923

Tuition – International

$14,410

Book & Supply Costs

$1,450


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Judy Chung 416.491.5050 ext. 22127 Judy.Chung@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Peter Forint 416.491.5050 ext. 26494 Peter.Forint@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Sarah Arliss 416.491.5050 ext. 26116 Sarah.Arliss@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network