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    Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Program Code:BAS
Campus:Newnham, Markham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Start Dates:Summer, Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
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 Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Ryerson University• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management – Direct Entry
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Technology Management – Degree Completion
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy and Technology
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Accounting and Finance
• Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Services Management
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, Business Administration – International Development or Business Administration – Co-op)
York University• Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS)

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Algoma University• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Bachelor of Business Administration (Brampton)
Carleton University• Any Relevant Major
Lakehead University• Bachelor of Administration (3 year) or Honours Bachelor of Commerce (4 year)
Laurentian University• Honours Bachelor of Commerce
Nipissing University• Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce
University of Ottawa• Bachelor of Commerce
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus• Honours Bachelor of Arts
• Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management
University of Windsor• Bachelor of Commerce – Honours Business Administration

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Professional Arts - Governance, Law and Management
• Bachelor of Management or Bachelor of Commerce
• Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Okanagan College• Bachelor of Business Administration
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management or Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

U.S.

University/CollegeDegrees Available
University at Buffalo• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
D'Youville College• BSc - Accounting or Management
Northwood University• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with majors in Marketing, Management or Accounting
Robert Morris University• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (BSBA)

International

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Birmingham City University• BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-up)
• BA (Hons) International Business (Top-up)

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.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BUS106 Business - Its Nature and Environment 4
EAC150 College English 3
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
SSC100 Success Strategies for College 2
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I 4
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law 4
MRK213 Foundations of Strategic Marketing and Planning 4
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC212 Financial Analysis 4
EAC394 Effective Business Writing 3
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
MRK320 Marketing: Effective Selling 4
MSC310 Decision Analysis I 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BUS206 Business Management 4
BUS400 Business Economics 3
CRM400 CRM & Selling 3
IBM600 International Business Management 4
OPM400 Production and Operations Management - Manufacturing and Services 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EBM510 Entrepreneurship 4
EBM530 Planning a New Business Venture 4
FIS404 Financial Analysis: Retail and Entrepreneurship 4
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAP500 Career Planning 1
EBM630 Taxation for Entrepreneurs 4
EBM650 Small Business Problem Solving 4
EBM660 Venture Practicum 4
MGS522 Negotiation Strategies for Business 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4

Note: Students in the Entrepreneurship and Small Business specialization must maintain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or better to remain in the program.

Students interested in pursuing a degree are advised to take Statistics (QNM222) as a professional option.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Introduction to Business Administration
Microcomputer Business Applications
Mathematics of Finance
College English
Professional Presentation Skills
Introduction to Studies at Seneca
 
Semester 2
Introduction to Marketing
Organizational Behaviour
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Accounting I
Global Citizenship
 
Semester 3
Customer Service
Production and Operations Management
Financial Analysis
Human Resources
Career Planning
Effective Business Writing
 
Semester 4
Project Management Sales
Business Economics
Accounting Software
Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
General Education Option
 
Semester 5
International Business Management
Entrepreneurship II
Financial Management
Planning a New Business Venture
Business Ethics and Values
 
Semester 6
Taxation for Entrepreneurs
Small Business Problem Solving
Venture Practicum
Effective Leadership
Negotiation
Business Plan

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
Email: admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Simona Cojanu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Email: Simona.Cojanu@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisors:
Newnham Campus: Lisa Dalla-Zuanna
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
Email: Lisa.Dalla-Zuanna@senecacollege.ca
Markham Campus: Marc Combetto
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77435
Email: Marc.Combetto@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Student Advisor (Newnham Campus): Aniko Murtescu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22675
Email: Aniko.Murtescu@senecacollege.ca
Program Student Advisor (Markham Campus): Izabela Loranty
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77547
Email: Izabela.Loranty@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator (Newnham Campus): To Be Announced
Program Coordinator (Markham Campus): David Bath
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77535
Email: David.Bath@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Mike Sparling
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975
Email: Mike.Sparling@senecacollege.ca
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