Entrepreneurship business programs
Dr. J. Brock Smith and Student
Entrepreneurs turn ideas into value
The Gustavson School of Business offers students the chance to specialize in entrepreneurship. Whether you are a BCom or MBA student, you will learn about the entrepreneurial process and put the theories and concepts into practice to develop a successful venture.
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Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs™ (NW-ACE™)
Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs™ (NW-ACE™) is a partnership between Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP) and the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business (UVic Gustavson) with the goal of enabling Aboriginal People to start their own successful businesses.
The NC-ACE creates an entrepreneurial mindset through a 6-week modular, skills-based curriculum proven to develop entrepreneurial expertise, followed by a 12-week Entrepreneurial Mentorship. This reinforces classroom concepts and enhances expertise by providing learners with industry and business experience through an apprenticeship, learning-by-doing model supervised by faculty with assistance from mentors. The classroom modules together with the Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship component provide an 18-week experience aimed at providing prospective entrepreneurs with the education and experience needed to serve as a foundation to start their own business.
For more information please contact the Program Director, Dr. Brent Mainprize.
Cathy Whitehead McIntyre
The Innovation Centre for Students helps UVic students across all faculties. It is aimed at:
- encouraging creative thinking and action
- providing access to entrepreneurship education
- providing business strategy and planning assistance to services
Services include workships, resources and expertise and support through mentorship.
Contact Dr. Brock Smith for more information.
The Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Entrepreneurship, which is not currently on offer, focuses on the key theories, concepts, thinking and behaviours needed for a successful venture, delving into the entrepreneurial process from idea generation to start-up planning.
On completion, you will have identified a new and viable business opportunity, written a robust business plan, and have mastered key skills needed to be successful in your venture.
If you are interested in this program, please contact Shannon Perdigao.