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Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ENTI)

Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Sat, 03/14/2015 - 10:35am

A concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) focuses on the start up and operation of high potential businesses. The key to any successful entrepreneurial venture is being prepared. This means doing your research, attending informational and networking events, and beginning to build your knowledge and connections in the industries connected to your business venture.

Entrepreneurship is best learned through doing, so courses in this area offer hands-on experiences through projects that expose students to all aspects of business development. The concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation allow students to study Principles of Entrepreneurship (ENTI 381), Opportunity Identification (ENTI 401), New Venture Planning (ENTI 403), and New Venture Start-Up (ENTI 405).

Small or start-up companies post part-time, contract, and summer positions allow you the opportunity to use your entrepreneurial skills and experience life in a newly launched business.

Students declaring a Concentration must take a required six courses. Please refer to the University of Calgary Calendar for a description of these courses and their prerequisites.

Nature of Work and Types of Jobs

With entrepreneurship and innovation, careers are only limited by an individual's vision. Career opportunities include everything from starting your own company to working in the development of new business opportunities within existing companies. Graduates work as business development specialists in areas such as technology commercialization, business consulting, product development, and business finance. Above all our objective is to help students start and develop high potential business opportunities.

Positions Obtained by Recent Grads

  • Alternative health products
  • Biometrics or high-tech security
  • Diet/exercise expert
  • Eco products
  • Medical tourism
  • Financial advisor/retirement planner
  • Organic or specialty foods
  • Recycling technology
  • Education services/products
  • Home improvement contractor

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