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									Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Is a Career in Entrepreneurship for You?
Do you have an idea, a product or a service that you wish to turn into a sustainable venture? Do you want to do something that you love? Canada has more than 2.5 million small business owners, half of which are women. This generates more than 80,000 jobs a year or about one-quarter of new employment positions. Nearly one in four Canadians states that he/she will be self-employed at some point in the next five years. The vast majority of entrepreneurs say that starting a business was the best decision that they have ever made. Even at the expense of longer working hours and the entrepreneurs’ responsibility for their own livelihoods, the benefits of more control over their lifestyle and doing something they love far outweigh the options. Many individuals start their own business out of a passion to be independent, the love of a challenge or the desire to turn a hobby into a source of income. Few entrepreneurs see a need that is not being met and can not ignore the opportunity. Others are driven by circumstances such as layoffs, frustration with their current workplace culture or the want of a more flexible lifestyle. If you want a fast paced, dynamic career where you influence the outcome and impact of your venture, then perhaps entrepreneurship is for you.

How can a McGill Program prepare you for a career in Entrepreneurship?
• • • • • • You will be exposed to the principals of entrepreneurship required to start and manage a sustainable new venture. You will learn how to prepare, manage and present a business plan; structure the business and seek funding. You will be exposed to the latest theory, pertinent case studies and practical entrepreneurship models of small business management. You will acquire the sales skills all entrepreneurs need to identify and grow a customer base. You will learn about the available resources to help your business grow. You will gain invaluable information from the expertise of some of Canada’s best entrepreneurs.

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The Program
The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship consists of four required three-credit courses and one three-credit Complementary course. Classes are offered once a week for 13 weeks and are generally from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Courses can be taken in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer sessions. Classes in the Spring and Summer sessions may be given in less than 13 weeks. Not all courses are offered every semester. The graduate certificate’s program requirements are: 4 Required courses: CEN2 500 CEN2 505 CEN2 510 CPL2 553 Principles of Entrepreneurship Product Commercialization Practical Entrepreneurship Management Small Business Management

1 Complementary course (choose from): CCLW 511 CGM2 510 CMR2 543 CMR2 556 CMR2 566 CPL2 524 CPL2 533 Law 1 Project Management: Tools and Techniques Service Marketing Buyer Behaviour International Marketing Introduction: International Business Developing Leadership Skills

Or any other 500 or 600 level course offered through Career and Management Studies and approved by the department.

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Course Sequence
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

CEN2 500 Principles of Entrepreneurship

CEN2 510 Practical Entrepreneurship Management

CEN2 505 Product Commercialization CMR2 556* Buyer Behaviour CMR2 543* Service Marketing

CPL2 553* Small Business Management

CMR2 566* International Marketing

CPL2 533* Developing Leadership Skills

CPL2 524* Introduction: International Business

CCLW 511 Law 1

NOTE: Required Course

CGM2 510 Project Management: Tools and Techniques

Complementary Course

Pre-requisite to course *Note: Please refer to course description for information on required pre-requisites.

To obtain information on course offerings, please refer to the interactive timetable at http://www.mcgill.ca/conted-cms/programs/grad/entrepreneurship/certificate/.

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Course Descriptions
CACC 520 Accounting for Management
Co-requisite: for Management

(3 credits)
CMS2 500 Mathematics

This course covers financial and managerial accounting. The course provides an understanding of the various financial statements as well as cost behaviour, cost/volume/profit relationships, budgets, responsibility accounting and relevant costing. CCFC 511 Financial Accounting 1
Pre-requisite: to Financial Accounting

(3 credits)
MGCR 211 Introduction

Theoretical and practical foundation of financial reporting, specifically focusing on the accounting concepts, the accounting process, revenue and asset recognition, their measurement and disclosure. CCLW 511 Law 1
Pre-requisites: None

(3 credits)

Sources and administration of law; the Canadian Constitution and the division of powers; the Quebec Civil Code, comprising the law of persons, the law of property, obligations, contracts, sale, lease and hire, mandate, suretyship, hypothecs and prescription. CEN2 500 Principles of Entrepreneurship
Pre-requisites: None

(3 credits)

Essential principals and tools of entrepreneurship dealing with idea generation, valuation techniques, funding, data sources, intellectual property, legalities and business plan development. CEN2 505 Product Commercialization
Pre-requisites: None

(3 credits)

Sales preparation, techniques, approaches and management will be presented as well as product or service validation through prospecting, initial meetings with clients, closing and follow up. Customer satisfaction will be emphasized. CEN2 510 Practical Entrepreneurship Management
Pre-requisite: of Entrepreneurship

(3 credits)
CEN2 500 Principles

Practical aspects of leadership, funding, exporting, off-shoring and globalization, corporate responsibility, managing in difficult times, communication, green benefits, intellectual property, succession planning and current business issues.

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CFIN 512 Corporate Finance

(3 credits)

Pre-requisites: [CACC 520 Accounting for Management (Diploma in Management students) or CCFC 511 Financial Accounting 1 (Diploma in Accounting students)] and CMS2 521 Applied Management Statistics

Fundamental finance theory as applied to the firm’s short and long-term financing and investment decisions and the sources of funds available to it (stocks, bonds, derivatives). Exposure to critical concepts of “firm value maximization” emphasizing capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, derivatives, dividend policy, risk and return. CMG2 510 Project Management: Tools and Techniques
Pre-requisites: None

(3 credits)

Focus on main concepts and theories of project management from initiation to close-out. Topics include: project life cycle, planning, scheduling, implementing, monitoring, controlling, close-out and ethics. The concepts presented apply to projects of various sizes, types and degrees of complexity. CMR2 542 Marketing Principles and Applications
Pre-requisites: None

(3 credits)

Covers the different aspects of marketing operations: the marketing concept, the analysis and research of market opportunities, the planning, implementation, and control of the marketing program (Product, Promotion, Distribution, and Pricing). The course focuses on Canadian market environment and Canadian marketing institutions. Lectures and case studies on an individual basis and/or involving team work will be used. CMR2 543 Service Marketing
Pre-requisite: CMR2 542 Marketing Principles and Applications

(3 credits)

This course constitutes an in-depth examination of marketing as applied to the service sector of the economy and distinguishes between the marketing of products and that of services. The marketfocused orientation of service organizations in both the private and public sectors will be studied, and the potential impact of this orientation on organizations competing to survive in service markets will be defined. The course develops understanding of service organizations and the ways in which a wellplanned and organized marketing effort may have an impact on the development of such organizations. The course will focus primarily on the North American service market and will include case studies on both Canadian and American service organizations. CMR2 556 Buyer Behaviour
Pre-requisite: CMR2 542 Marketing Principles and Applications and CMS2 521 Applied Management Statistics

(3 credits)

This course focuses on the behaviour of the consumer in the marketplace and the research approaches used to gain an understanding of that behaviour. Once sensitized to issues of human behaviour in this context, students develop a deeper understanding of the basic processes specific to consumer behaviour.

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CMR2 566 International Marketing
Pre-requisite: CMR2 542 Marketing Principles and Applications and CMS2 521 Applied Management Statistics

(3 credits)

Marketing management considerations of a company seeking to extend beyond the confines of its domestic market. A review of product, pricing, channels of distribution and communications policies to develop an optimum strategy (between adapting completely to each local environment and standardizing across them) for arriving at an integrated and profitable operation. Particular attention to international marketing and exporting in the Canadian context. CMSC 000 Foundations for Mathematics
Pre-requisites: None

(3 credits)

Operations with real numbers, polynomials, first-degree equations and applied word problems. Factoring, fractions, exponents, roots and radicals. Systems of linear equations and linear inequalities. Absolute values, equations and inequalities. Quadratic equations, applied problems. CMS2 500 Mathematics for Management
Pre-requisite: CMSC 000 Foundations of Mathematics or the Exemption by Examination Test

(3 credits)

Basic mathematics needed for business applications, including graphs, series summation, mathematics of finance, annuity, discounted cash flow, internal rate of return, permutations, combinations, maxima and minima functions with business applications in optimization, introductory statistics and probability. CMS2 521 Applied Management Statistics
Pre-requisite: CMS2 500 Mathematics for Management or the Exemption by Examination Test

(3 credits)

Statistical methods used in a variety of business situations, emphasizing application and providing a working knowledge of the most widely-used techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics; probability distributions; sampling procedures and distributions; inferential statistics including estimation; hypothesis testing and Anova; simple linear, multiple regression and correlation; time series and forecasting. CORG 551 Behaviour in Organizations
Pre-requisites: None

(3 credits)

The implications for management and the essential concepts of social psychology such as motivation, perception, attitude change and organization. Group and organizational dynamics will be the major emphasis of the course. Classroom discussion and student participation is encouraged.

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CPL2 524 Introduction: International Business
Pre-requisites: 1 Core Program

(3 credits)

This course deals with fundamental international business issues: the international business environment, foreign exchange risk, multinational corporations, international organizations, international sources of financing, international merketing policies, essential factors to be considered when entering foreign markets (licensing and exporting) and international management. CPL2 533 Developing Leadership Skills
Pre-requisite: CORG 551 Behaviour in Organizations

(3 credits)

Role of leadership training and development in personal and organizational effectiveness. Assessing and developing personal leadership skills, developing leaders in organizational settings. CPL2 553 Small Business Management
Pre-requisites: Accounting for Management and CMR2 542 Marketing Principles and Applications

(3 credits)
CACC 520

This course will focus on the concepts and activities of entrepreneurship in the small business environment. Through the analysis of small business situations and the study of related case material, students will learn the fundamental actions required in practice to start and manage a small business. Skill acquisition will be oriented toward learning to prepare a business plan. MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting
Pre-requisites: None

(3 credits)

The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.

Core Program: Accounting for Management (CACC 520), CFIN 512 Corporate Finance (CFIN 512), Marketing Principles and Applications (CMR2 542), Applied Management Statistics (CMS2 521) and Behaviour in Organizations (CORG 551).
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Admission Requirements
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (or equivalent) as approved by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0/4.0 or a CGPA of 3.2/4.0 for the last two full-time academic years. 2. If your CGPA is lower than the above requirement, please submit the following for consideration with your application, official transcript. Letter of Intent: A letter, 1 to 2 pages in length single-spaced, written in English or French, which addresses the following:  basis for interest in the program;  your knowledge that would be pertinent to the program;  your interest in the field of study and the reasons for applying to our program  plans for integrating the training into your current or future career;  a description of your professional experience and its relevance, if applicable, to the program  awards received or other contributions;  any additional information relevant to your application. Curriculum Vitae Two Letters of Reference: At least one should be from a current or former employer. Supporting documents should be delivered to: Student Affairs Office Admissions & Convocation Centre for Continuing Education 688 Sherbrooke Street West Room 1125 Montreal, QC H3A 3R1 Canada 3. If you have studied outside of Canada, you are required an evaluation of your degree called “Évaluation comparative des etudes effectuées hors du Québec”, from MRCI. For further details you may contact their office at: (514) 864-9191 or visit them on the web at: www.immigrationquebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/education/comparative-evaluation/index.html Note: If you have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized university outside of Canada and are applying to this program for which a minimum CGPA is required, please visit the following website for International Degrees’ CGPA calculation: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/documents/admissions/country_sheets/ Students without a Bachelors’s Degree in Commerce (or equivalent) may be able to enroll for a Diploma in Management. For more information, please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/contedcms/programs/grad/management-diploma

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Language Requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, applicants whose primary language is not English must write a proficiency test regardless of citizenship. Applicants who have completed any of the following are considered to have sufficient proof of proficiency in English and are not required to write a proficiency test:
• Completed both a Sec V and a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) at an English Language

CEGEP in Quebec;
• Completed Secondary V or a DEC at a French CEGEP in Quebec; • Completed a French Baccalaureate - Option Internationale (British or American section)? • Mother tongue/first language is English and you have completed the last five years of study in a

French Baccalaureate International Option program, or in a French Lycée located in an English speaking country;
• The last five years of study (preceding application) have been at a learning institution where

English is the main language of instruction (including applicants taught in English in Kenya, Liberia and Singapore);

• Complete the British Curriculum A-Level English with a final grade of “B” or better; • Completed course English A1 (Higher or Standard level) in the International Baccalaureate with a

final result of 5 or better;
• Completed the British Curriculum GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O-Level English, English Language,

English First Language, or English as a Second Language with a final grade of 'B' or better; All other applicants to Career and Management Studies must demonstrate proficiency in English, using one of the following six options: • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 233 (computer based) or a minimum score of 577 (paper-based version) or composite score of 90 with a minimum individual component score of 21 (internet-based TOEFL (iBT). Website: www.toefl.org To ensure that your TOEFL and APIEL results are forwarded directly to Concordia University, you must indicate the “Institution Code” at the time of writing the test: 0935-00 • McGill CCE Test of English Language Proficiency (McGill CCE-TELP) with a Category A result. www.mcgill.ca/eflp • McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English. www.mcgill.ca/eflp
• University of Michigan English Language Test (MELAB) with a minimum mark of 85%.

Website: www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/testing/melab/

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a band score of 6.5 or better.

website: www.ielts.org
• APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language) with a minimum score of 4.

Website: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html
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Admission Procedures
You can apply for admissions to the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship online at http://www.mcgill.ca/conted-apply The application fee is $65 (non-refundable). You must also provide several pieces of supporting documentation in order for your application to be processed. For more information, please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/conted-apply/docs Application deadlines are: February 1 (Spring semester), June 1 (Fall semester), and October 1 (Winter semester).

Please note that students who do not register within one year from their date of acceptance will be required to reapply.
A student not wishing to be admitted to the program or who has applied for admission but has still to be accepted may register as a “Special student” in individual courses on a selected basis provided they have the necessary prerequisites and meet the admission requirements. For more information on “Special Student” registration, please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/conted-register/courses/independant

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