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Entrepreneurial Studies — Business Launch (ESBL)

Available as a one-year program

Apply the principles of entrepreneurship to develop a scalable, repeatable and successful business model with guidance from experienced faculty and a powerful network of expert advisors and community partners. Graduate with the skills to launch and grow your own start-up in less than a year.
  • Program Code

    ESBL

  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

Find your career

This post-graduate program will prepare you with the business knowledge, professional network and entrepreneurial skills to launch your own business in virtually any field:

  • Launch your own high-growth business.
  • Develop an existing business idea into a global venture.
  • Become an entrepreneur, business owner or manager of a start-up.
  • With flexible scheduling, you can start in September while continuing to work full-time or part-time.

Is it for you?
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You may be an ideal candidate for this program if you:

  • Are innovative.
  • Have a great idea for creating a new business or taking an existing business to the next level.
  • Take initiative.
  • Want to be your own boss or manage a start-up.
  • Will enjoy learning by putting your plan into action.

Experiential learning

  • Beginning with a two-week start-up boot camp, move your ideas forward through flexible scheduling that fits your already busy life. 
  • Work in teams to nurture high-growth ideas or existing early-stage start-ups and be guided through the building process.
  • Create and deliver executive-style presentations before an audience of prospective customers, employees and investors during industry showcase and pitch competitions.
  • Participate in monthly educational “pit stops,” providing tailored, rigorous training on strategic entrepreneurship issues.
  • Utilize the Business Model Canvas to develop the nine key components of your business.
  • Meet regularly with, and be mentored by, seasoned entrepreneurs and top industry executives.
  • Apply current and emerging research, systems and technologies to effectively manage and accelerate the growth of your new venture.

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