Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking

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Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking

About the Certificate

The embedded certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking provides undergraduate students from degree paths across the UCalgary campus with an entrepreneurial thinking toolkit. Entrepreneurial thinking extends far beyond starting a new business. It’s an approach. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a way of creating value for others, inspiring change, finding solutions and achieving goals.

As defined by the Eyes High Strategy, entrepreneurial thinking is “being creative in finding innovative solutions. It involves taking initiative, exchanging knowledge across disciplines, being resourceful, and learning from experience. Entrepreneurial thinking is essential to enriching lives and advancing society.”

Students will work towards the certificate by simply taking courses that meet prerequisite requirements (see below). Students are encouraged to add the embedded certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking as early as possible to ensure appropriate advising and support while progressing through their studies.

To add the embedded certificate to a current degree program, students must apply for a program revision starting October 1, 2021. To apply for the program revision, please email undergraduate@haskayne.ucalgary.ca indicating interest in the embedded certificate program (please include your UCID).

Program Requirements

The embedded certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking requires 18 units and will appear on the students’ official transcripts and parchments.

Requirements for the Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking

All Programs Except Bachelor of Commerce


Required Courses (6 units)

  • ENTI 201: Entrepreneurship in Action (3 units)
  • ENTI 529: Applied Capstone Project course in Entrepreneurial Thinking OR an approved entrepreneurial project capstone course in students’ major (3 units)

Elective Courses (12 units)

  • Courses in Entrepreneurial Thinking (refer to maximum below) 
  • Minimum 6 units at 400-level or higher
  • Minimum 6 units classified as entrepreneurial thinking focused

Total: 18 units (in two or more faculties)

Please note: students can only receive a maximum of 12 units (of the total 18 units) from any one Faculty.

Bachelor of Commerce Program


Required Courses (6 units)

  • ENTI 317: Entrepreneurial Thinking (3 units)
  • ENTI 529: Applied Capstone Project course in Entrepreneurial Thinking (3 units)
     

Elective Courses (12 units)

  • Courses in Entrepreneurial Thinking (refer to maximum below) 
  • Minimum 6 units at 400-level or higher
  • Minimum 6 units classified as entrepreneurial thinking focused

Total: 18 units (in two or more faculties)

Please note: students can only receive a maximum of 12 units (of the total 18 units) from any one Faculty.

Elective Courses

Below are the approved electives for the embedded certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking. These electives will help you acquire a broad view of entrepreneurial thinking from a variety of different faculties. Students are invited to explore topics beyond the scope of their current degree program to expand their exposure to a variety of entrepreneurship issues from different disciplinary perspectives.

Electives in the embedded certificate are classified as either entrepreneurial focused or entrepreneurial related. The list of courses will be updated regularly as additional courses are approved.

Approved Electives

Entrepreneurial Focused courses are designed with entrepreneurial thinking concepts at the forefront, and more than 40% of the course content is concentrated on those themes and skills.

  • CPSC 405 - Software Entrepreneurship
  • ENTI 381 - Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • ENTI 401 - Opportunity Identification
  • ENTI 405 - New Venture Start-Up
  • ENTI 407 - Technology for Entrepreneurship (web)
  • ENTI 411 - Technology Commercialization
  • ENTI 413 - Social Enterprise Strategies
  • ENTI 415 - Software Venturing
  • ENTI 531 - Entrepreneurship Law
  • ENTI 559.11 - Startups in New Industries (Cannabis)
  • ENGG 525 - Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • CPSC 575 - iProgramming for Creative Minds
  • FNCE 469 - UCeed Haskayne Student Fund
  • FNCE 473 - New Venture Finance
  • FNCE 481 - FinTech

Course descriptions and requisites are available here.

Entrepreneurial Related courses have entrepreneurial thinking threads or connections; however, those threads or connections are not the primary focus of the course.

  • FNCE 343 - Personal Financial Management
  • FNCE 477 - Personal Financial Management in Canada
  • PHIL 329 - Business Ethics
  • PHIL 330 - Philosophy of Money
  • SUST 201 - Exploring Sustainability
  • MDSC 517 - Introduction to Biotechnology Business and Profession
  • SOWK 397 - Practice and Evaluation with Communities
  • PHIL 314 - Information Technology Ethics 
  • RELS 440 - Religion and Economic Systems
  • ART 503 - Computer Game Design
  • ART 309 - Foundations of Art Education
  • ART 342 - Art Education Across the Lifespan I
  • ART 397 - Professional Development
  • ARCH 406 - Design Thinking in the Built Environment Studio I
  • ARCH 408 - Design Thinking in the Built Environment Studio II
  • COMS 363 - Professional and Technical Communication 
  • COMS 369 - Rhetorical Communication
  • ARCH 402 - Design, Digital Technology and the Built Envornment
  • DRAM 203 - Creativity
  • DRAM 205 - Story

Course descriptions and requisites are available here.