Ideal for the aspiring entrepreneur, the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Entrepreneurship concentration gives you the unique opportunity to start a business while earning your business degree.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the entrepreneurial process, as well as develop the skills and expertise for careers in entrepreneurship and small business management.
Hands-on learning is a key feature of the program. You’ll experience all of the steps involved in creating an enterprise – from forming the idea to developing a business plan and launching the enterprise.
The two practicum courses integrate students in the BCom Entrepreneurship concentration with students in the Minor in Entrepreneurship, allowing you to collaborate with students from other academic programs.
BUSI 2800: Entrepreneurship
An overview of entrepreneurship with emphasis on idea generation and identification, business models, initial strategies and feasibility.
BUSI 3810: Business Development
Learn about business growth and expansion through financing activities and new customer acquisition.
BUSI 3820: Practicum in Business Design
Working in groups, apply the entrepreneurial concepts learned in previous course to design an entrepreneurial project and develop a business plan.
BUSI 4810: Practicum in Business Creation
Experience entrepreneurship first-hand and implement the entrepreneurial project per the business plan developed in BUSI 3820.
Curious about your timetable?
Check out our BCom Entrepreneurship Course Map
Outside the Classroom
Carleton’s Lead to Win entrepreneurship ecosystem ranks 7th in North America by UBI Global.
Hatch is a student-run business incubator program open to all Carleton students and ventures at all stages of the entrepreneurial process, from idea to early startup.
- Business Development Associate
- Small Business Advisor
- Product Developer
Social entrepreneurs are changing the world.
Check out the Sprott Centre for Social Enterprises
More on Entrepreneurship at Carleton
- Carleton launches new pathway to complete the Technology Innovation Management master’s program (March 2016)
- Entrepreneurship class project has students running their own business with profits to charity. (December 2015)
- Lead to Win is a winner (November 2015)
- Carleton-led Lead to Win program for entrepreneurs named one of top ten university business incubators in North America (November 2015)
- Carleton’s entrepreneurial students poised for investment and success (October 2015)
- Carleton student team celebrates the launch of Props social app (March 2015)
- “Go Global, Hire Local” matches technology venture teams with talented professionals at Carleton University (Feb 2015)
- Carleton opens new accelerator by hosting young women and girls in technology challenge (Jan 2015)