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Business Administration - Entrepreneurship

Learn how to take your idea from concept to creation while gaining a solid foundation in business practices.

Students in the BBA in Entrepreneurship program, can focus their studies around business creation and self-employment while obtaining hands-on practical entrepreneurial experience.

The BBA in Entrepreneurship is one of several specialized programs only on campus in Sudbury by the Laurentian University Faculty of Management. The Faculty of Management develops socially responsible leaders for the global business wolrd by providing flexible management education grounded in respected scholarship. Innovative and collaborative, BBA specialized programs provide students with the opportunity to obtain a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the following areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources Management, International Management, Marketing and Operations Management, besides a Bachelor of Business Administration. A Laurentian Bachelor of Business Adminstration degree means that students can meet employer demands for candidates who are well diversified and flexible. 

The BBA in Entrepreneurship program allows you to study full time or part time. It focusses on developping skills that will allow you to start your own business (even before graduating if you are ready for action, there's even a credited Venture Launching course within the program) and/or advise others in planning and starting a business venture (whether it's profit oriented or a social organization). During your studies at Laurentian's Faculty of Management, you may be able to contribute to research projects and leave your mark on yoru community. 

The Jim Fielding Innovation and Commercialization Space, located in the Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building offers students the space, the equipment, and mentorship needed to foster their innovative ideas, develop new products and can help them reach the marketplace.

Conseiller aux études

Dr. Stephen Havlovic

Courriel : shavlovic@laurentian.ca

Bureau : Please contact the Administrative Assistant, Josée Ducharme at jducharme2@laurentian.ca for Academic Advising appointments.

Comment faire une demande Ce programme vous intéresse?
Vue aérienne de l'Université Laurentienne
Le Grand Sudbury est la plus vaste ville en Ontario par superficie terrestre, où les activités de plein air ne manquent pas grâce aux lacs et cours d’eau, terrains variés, forêts et réseaux complets de pistes et de sentiers.
Méthode de livraison : Sur campus
Langue du programme : Anglais

Program Highlights:

  • You may benefit from an entire year of practical field experience through business co-op internship (within the 4-year program, some conditions are required, otherwise there is a placement course). 
  • Travel with the International Student Exchange Program: Laurentian University is among the only three Canadian universities to give students the opportunity to study in one of 260 member institutions in more than 30 countries around the world. 
  • Study in small classes which allow for more interaction among students and direct access to professors at upper year levels. 

EPAS Accreditation

In June 2019, Laurentian University had its international EPAS accreditation renewed for its Bachelor of Business Administration and BAA program as well as its Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Administration (B.COM. SPAD). With this international recognition, Laurentian Faculty of Management students gain additional qualifications as well as competitive advantage on the world labour market. 

Click here for more information on EPAS Accreditation. 

Ontario High School Applicants
1 grade 12 English U/M course
2 grade 12 U/M Math courses* (Advanced Functions recommended)
3 other grade 12 U/M courses
A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

*Students admitted with only one math will be required to successfully complete MATH
1912 – Elementary Calculus in the first year of the program.

 

Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.
Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 
International Students
Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario
Applicants from Colleges
Applicants from other Universities
Mature Students

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.


Effective September 2016, COMM course codes have been replaced with ACCT, FNCE, HROB, MGMT, MKTG and OPER codes. This table explains the course equivalencies to help students and others understand the transition to the new COMM course codes in the BBA program.

Admissions to the specialization in Entrepreneurship have been suspended effective September 2020.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements.

Available on-site only.

 

Core BBA requirements (60 credits, min. grade C):

ACCT 1001E  Using Financial Information
COSC 1702E  Computer Applications II or COSC 1701E**
ECON 1006E  Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 1007E  Introduction to Macroeconomics
MGMT 1001E  Foundations of Management
MGMT 2006E  Sustainable Management, Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility
3 credits of first year MATH (excluding MATH 1911 and MATH 1912)*
3 credits of Indigenous content (may include courses from a list designed by the Faculty of Arts, and may be taken in upper years) 

*Students admitted with 1 credit of Grade 12 mathematics must take MATH 1912 E Elementary Calculus as an elective.
**Students may be exempted from the Computer Applications course if they have passed an equivalent course. They will need to take another 3 credits of electives instead.

Upper Years required courses
ACCT 2011E Management Accounting
FNCE 3006E Financial Management
HROB 2001E Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
HROB 2002E Management of Human Resources
MGMT 2007E Commercial Law
MGMT 4033E Strategic Management
MKTG 2006E Marketing Management
OPER 2006E Introduction to Management Science
OPER 3006E Operations Management
OPER 4147E Management Information Systems
STAT 2066E Business Statistics
One of the three following courses:

FNCE 4027 E International Finance

MGMT 3006 E International Management

MKTG 4041 E International Marketing

 

Admissions to the specialization in Entrepreneurship have been suspended effective September 2020.

Specialization in Entrepreneurship requirements (27 credits, min. grade C):

a) 9 credits required courses:

MGMT 4051E  Small Business Management OR MGMT 4072E  Venture Launching
MGMT 4061E  Entrepreneurship
MGMT 4071E  Venture Initiation

 

b) 9 credits from the following: All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise specified
MGMT 4072E  Venture Launching (if not taken as a required course)
MGMT 4051E  Small Business Management (if not taken as a required course)
MKTG 4906E  Topics in Management
MKTG 4031E  Advanced Marketing Planning
MKTG 4091E  Business to Business Marketing

The above courses are admissible if the research topic is in the field of the option.
 

MGMT 3816E  Coop Placement I
MGMT 4815E  Coop Placement II
MGMT 4995E  Internship
The above courses are admissible if the placement is in the field of the option.
 

ACCT/FNCE/MGMT/MKTG/HROB/OPER 4906E  Current Topics in Administration
The above courses are admissible if the course topic is in the field of the option.
 

MGMT 4041E  Case Analysis and Competition I
MGMT 4042E  Case Analysis and Competition II
MGMT 4101E  Small Business Counselling Service I
MGMT 4102E  Small Business Counselling Service II
The above courses are admissible if the counselling or case topic is in the field of the option.
 

ACCT 4021E  Personal Taxation
ACCT 4031E  Corporation Taxation
FNCE 4036E  Risk Management in Organizations
FNCE 4037E  Entrepreneurial Finance
HROB 4051E  Interpersonal Skills
HROB 4101E  Training and Development
MGMT 4081E  The Business Environment
MGMT 4091E  Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
MKTG 4021E  Marketing Communications
MKTG 4031E  Advanced Marketing Planning
MKTG 4041E  International Marketing
MKTG 4061E  Social Media Marketing
MKTG 4071E  Consumer Behaviour
OPER 4147E  Management Information Systems

 

c) 9 credits from the list below than have content related to theme A, B, C, …, or any other course approved by the program coordinator): Please see departmental listings for more elective choices. Prerequisite requirements may apply as well as instructor's or department approval for registration in non-BBA course electives outside the Faculty of Management. All courses are 3 credits, except otherwise specified.
ANTR 2136E  Work and Livelihoods Across Cultures
ANTR 3106E  Cross-Cultural Studies of Local Development
ANTR 3166E  Development and Canadian Indigenous Community Organization
COST 1116E  Introduction to Mass Media
COST 2446E  The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication I
COST 2447E  The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication II
COST 2606E  The Decorated Body as Communication
COST 3006E  Technology and the Individual Experience
COST 3606E  Sports, Communication and Culture
COST 4506E  New Media Policy
COST 4507E  Mass Media and Democracy
COST 4526E  Current Issues in Communication Studies
COST 4527E  Media Spectacle
ECON 3046E  Labour economics I
ENVI 1507E  Introduction to Environmental Studies
ENVI 2516E  Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change
ENVI 2536E  Environment and Human Health
GEOG 3056E  Topics in Geographic Information Systems Application
GEOG 3267E  Contemporary Issues in Economic Geography
GEOG 4217E  Population and Development
HIST 3216E  The First Nations in Canada in Historical Perspective
HIST 4225E  Canadian Social History: Selected Themes (6cr)
INDG 1116E  Foundations of Aboriginal Peoplehood
INDG 1117E  Implications of Aboriginal Peoplehood
INDG 2136E  Aboriginal Political Resistance in Canada
INDG 2285E  North American Native People: Tradition (6cr)
INDG 2316E  Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge  
INDG 3105E  Canadian Law, Politics and Aboriginal People (6 cr.)
INDG 3285E  Living With the Land: Indigenous Knowledge in Theory and Practice (6cr)
INDG 4405E  Seeing With A Native Eye (6cr)
JURI 2136E  Introduction to Interpersonal Dispute Resolution
JURI 2316E  Environmental Law
JURI 2506E  Property Law
LBST 1006E  Introduction to Labour Studies I
LBST 1007E  Introduction to Labour Studies II
LBST 3256E  Canadian Labour History 
LBST 3616E  Labour Law
LBST 3626E  Labour Law and the Modern State
PHIL 1115E  Introduction to philosophy (6cr)
PHIL 2217E  Environmental Ethics
PHIL 2525E  Contemporary Moral Issues (6cr)
PHIL 2726E  Media ethics
PSYC 1105E  Introduction to Psychology (6cr)
PSYC 2706E  Emotion
PSYC 2707E  Motivation
PSYC 3806E  Social Psychology I

PSYC 3807E  Social Psychology II
SOCI 1015E  Understanding Society (6cr)
SOCI 2026E  The World of Work
SOCI 2656E  Social Inequality
THEA 1116E  Introduction to the Theatre Arts

THEA 1117E  Theatre and Performance on This Land
WGSX 1005E  Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (6cr)
WGSX 2016E  The Production of Knowledge
WGSX 2036E  Gender, Work and Families
WGSX 2046E  Gender, Race and Racism
WGSX 3326E  Girl Cultures
Note: required and elective courses in Entrepreneurship may be available on a two-year rotation or more. Students are responsible for planning their course choices accordingly during the upper years of the program. 

 

Elective credits (33 credits), which must include 12 non-BBA credits.

 

Note:

  • Mandatory BBA courses cannot be counted towards a specialization.
  • A student cannot obtain credits for both JURI 2306 and MGMT 2007.
  • A student must normally succeed in all ACCT 2011, MGMT 3006, FNCE 3006, MKTG 2001, HROB 2001, HROB 2002, OPER 3006 courses prior to starting MGMT 4033 or MGMT 4033 must be part of the last 30 credits taken during the BBA program.   


Co-op option

The Co-op option allows a student to obtain a BBA within four years, including one year of work experience.
A student wishing to pursue the Co-op option must obtain a minimum grade of C for the following courses: MGMT 1001, MGMT 1007, ACCT 1001, STAT 2066 and OPER 2006 and 6 credits BBA courses at the 2000 level before the first Co-op placement. The student must also pass an interview within the Faculty of Management. Co-op placements can be credited as FNCE/MGMT/MKTG 3816 (3 credits) for the first placement, and FNCE/MGMT 4815 (6 credits) for the second placement, when the student satisfies the requirements for these courses.
Co-op placements normally take place over the summer following the second year of the BBA program and over the January to August period preceding the fourth year of the BBA program.

 

 

Minor in Entrepreneurship

(Only available to students NOT in BBA or H.B.Com.)
Available on site only.

 

a) Mandatory Courses: 12 credits, min. grade C

MGMT 1001E  Foundations of Management

MGMT 2006E  Sustainable Management, Ethics and Corporate Social   

MKTG 2006E  Marketing Management

MKTG 2011E  Applied Marketing

 

b) Elective Courses: 12 credits, min. grade C (min. of 6 cr. at the 3000/4000 level) from:

(ACCT, MGMT, HROB, MKTG, OPER, FNCE, and COMM courses at the 1000 and 2000 levels must have been passed with a C before taking electives at higher levels)

MGMT/ HROB/ MKTG/ OPER/ FNCE 4906E  Current Topics in Administration

Courses acceptable if the topic is related to the field of the minor.

 

MGMT 4995E  Internship

Course acceptable if the work experience is related to the field of the minor.

 

MGMT 4101E  Small Business Counselling I

MGMT 4102E  Small Business Counselling II

Courses are acceptable if the consulting project is related to the field of the minor.

 

MGMT 4906E  Research

Course acceptable if the research project is related to the field of the minor.

 

MGMT 4051E  Management of Small Enterprises

MGMT 4061E  Entrepreneurship

MGMT 4071E  Venture Initiation

MGMT 4072E  Venture Start-Up

MGMT 4081E  The Business Environment

MKTG 4031E  Advanced Marketing Planning

HROB 4051E  Interpersonal Skills

 

BBA PROGRAM REGULATIONS

In order to graduate with a BBA degree, a student must:
1) Satisfy all the stated requirements for the degree
2) Complete 120 credits with minimum overall GPA of 3.5 for non-honours and 5.5 for honours degree
3) Complete 60 credits of required courses (BBA core requirements), with a minimum grade of C in each course after no more than two attempts per course.
4) Complete 60 credits of elective courses which must include at least 12 credits BBA and 12 credits in non-BBA courses.
5) Receive a grade of at least C in BBA elective courses
6) Count no more than 48 credits in 1000 and 9100 level courses
 

Academic Standing
A student in the BBA program is in good academic standing if he or she meets the following conditions:
1) Has satisfied all conditions of admission.
2) Has attained a minimum grade of C in each of the required courses (60 credits).
3) Has attained an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on all passed courses
4) Has failed no more than 6 credits in an academic year or in 30 consecutive credits
Note: The BBA program requires a grade of C for all required BBA courses. A student who does not obtain this minimum must repeat the course as soon as possible or abandon the program.
 

Probation
A student who fails to attain good academic standing in a given academic year or in 30 consecutive credits will be allowed to continue in the program on probation for no more than one academic year or 30 consecutive credits. If after this time a student has not attained good academic standing, he or she must withdraw from the program.
 

Withdrawal
A student will be required to withdraw from the program if he or she meets one or more of the following conditions:
1) Does not satisfy all the conditions of admission within the first 30 credits.
2) Has failed more than 42 credits.
3) Has not achieved good academic standing in two academic years or 60 consecutive credits.
4) Has failed a required course twice.
 

Transfer from the general BBA to a specialized BBA program
A student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the specialized BBA programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen.
Specialization courses are offered over a two-year rotation. It is the responsibility of the student to plan mandatory specialization courses choices over the last semesters of the program according to the chosen curriculum.


Transfer from the H.B.Com. to the B.B.A. programs (general or specialized)
An H.B.Com. student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the B.B.A. programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen if they transfer after the second year of the program.


SPAD 1016 and 1017 are considered equivalent to MGMT 1001 and 1007 respectively, but only when it comes to prerequisites for BBA  2000-level courses.

SPAD 2036 AND SPAD 2037 are equivalent to MKTG 2006 and 2011.

SPAD 4006 is equivalent to a BBA 4000 level course (not a specific course...just that it meets the requirement as a BBA 4000-level elective).

SPAD 4005 (Internship) is equivalent to  FNCE/MGMT/OPER 4995.

 


Second specialization
BBA students may attempt obtaining a second specialization but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second specialization is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.
A second specialization must include 27 credits. In situations where the second specialization contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first specialization, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department, taking into account availabilities of courses.
 

Second minor (for students outside the Faculty of Management)
Students may attempt obtaining a second minor but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second minor is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.
A second minor must include 24 credits. In situations where the second minor contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first minor, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department responsible for that minor (within the Faculty of Management), taking into account availabilities of courses.

*For more specific details on the program, please review the BBA Handbook.

MKTG-2011EL - Applied Marketing ACCT-4021EL - Personal Taxation - an Accounting Perspective ACCT-4031EL - Corporation Taxation - An Accounting Perspective FNCE-4036EL - Risk Management in Organizations FNCE-4037EL - Entrepreneurial Finance HROB-4051EL - Interpersonal Skills HROB-4101EL - Training and Development MGMT-4041EL - Case Analysis and Competitions I MGMT-4042EL - Case Analysis and Competition II MGMT-4051EL - Management of Small Enterprises: Operating Problems and Strategies
MGMT-4061EL - Entrepreneurship MGMT-4071EL - Venture Initiation MGMT-4072EL - Venture Start-Up MGMT-4081EL - The Business Environment MGMT-4101EL - Small Business Counselling I MGMT-4102EL - Small Business Counselling II MKTG-4021EL - Marketing Communications MKTG-4031EL - Advanced Marketing Planning MKTG-4061EL - Social Media Marketing MKTG-4091EL - Industrial (Organization) Marketing

Sessional Members:

Bowen, James
Burke, James 
Chartrand, Guy
Coltman, Glenn
Culliford, Leda
Finidori, Alexandru
Gregorshuk (Nickel), Shannon
Laughren, Tannys
Lebrasseur, Rolland
Little, Andrew
McIntosh, Marlene
Mejia, Martin
Michel, Mario
Mombourquette, Peter
Munro, Michelle
Myers, Paul
Pawlowski, Ron
Peacock, Ross
Shepherd, John
Terry, David
Tristani, Carol
Winkler, Robert
Young, Jeff

Jean-Charles Cachon

Jean-Charles Cachon

Department of Marketing and Management
Louis Durand

Louis Durand

Department of Marketing and Management
Maurice Grzeda

Maurice Grzeda

Department of Marketing and Management
Stephen Havlovic

Stephen Havlovic

Department of Marketing and Management
Ivy Kyei-Poku

Ivy Kyei-Poku

Department of Marketing and Management
Luc Lagrandeur

Luc Lagrandeur

Department of Marketing and Management
Zeeva Millman

Zeeva Millman

Department of Marketing and Management
E. Patricia Orozco Quijano

E. Patricia Orozco Quijano

Department of Marketing and Management
Najam Saqib

Najam Saqib

Department of Marketing and Management
Reza Sina

Reza Sina

Department of Marketing and Management
Natalya Totskaya

Natalya Totskaya

Department of Marketing and Management
Na Xiao

Na Xiao

Department of Marketing and Management