EBM660 - Venture Practicum

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Subject Title
Venture Practicum

Subject Description
In this course, students gain experience working on an entrepreneurial team and align their skills and knowledge with different team roles.  Students will participate in Startup Weekend, hosted by Seneca in January and continue with their team through the semester; or choose to participate in an existing venture through HELIX, Enactus, or in the business community, for their project.

Credit Status
One credit.

Note: This is a required credit course for the Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management Specialization and a professional option for the other business specializations within the Business Administration Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Assess the goals and requirements of a venture project to determine fit and alignment with interests and goals.
  2. Evaluate the roles and skills required for members of a venture team.
  3. Define the role on a venture team that aligns with skills and knowledge.
  4. Manage a project under the guidance of an advisor or mentor.
  5. Incorporate feedback in the development of the project.
  6. Apply project management tools and techniques to support the management of a venture.
  7. Use presentation tools and techniques to communicate the vision and accomplishments of the venture.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.