Entrepreneurship Essentials

Haskayne Executive Education

Entrepreneurship Essentials are necessities for business owners and operators

When you are attempting to make all aspects of your business work, how are you able to focus on the long-term? The Entrepreneurial Essentials program was designed to address this challenge. This program will equip you with the essentials - one of the best investments you can make as an entrepreneur.

Please join the waitlist to be notified when registration is open. 

Schedule: TBD

Program Delivery: Blended

Location: University of Calgary Downtown Campus

Commitment: 50 hours

Investment: Please contact for price details. execed@haskayne.ucalgary.ca

Entrepreneurs are resilient leaders who have taken the step to follow a business dream while making a difference through job creation, economic stimulus, and driving innovation. These leaders face a host of challenges which are demanding and require full-time dedication. Entrepreneurs must not only focus on the day-to-day activities of the venture such as leading employees, managing finances and risk, and remaining competitive, but are also challenged to create a long-term strategy and have a clear vision for the business.

This program is led by Haskayne’s most experienced entrepreneurial faculty, the program will allow you to explore the multi-facets of your business and help you realize how to further your entrepreneurial dream. This is your opportunity to step away from your business, review your organization with a strategic lens and execute a project to improve your business for the long-term. 

This program offers experiential learning and unique content that is tailored to meet your needs as an entrepreneur:

  • Expanded network – build a business network in a dynamic learning environment with peer-to-peer insights from other like-minded leaders
  • Convenient scheduling – program dates are spaced over six months with virtual components to fit your busy schedule - allowing you to stay connected to your business
  • Relevant to your business – Develop your business promise through a real-world project that addresses one of your biggest challenges
  • Mentorship support – execute your project with the guidance of a highly experienced Haskayne faculty mentor
  • Private meeting/office spaces – our purpose built Executive Education facilities offer private office and meeting space for you to stay connected to your business during class day
  • Owners and operators of small to medium sized enterprises
  • Family businesses

Derek Hassay, PhD
Derek is the RBC Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurial Thinking at the Haskayne School of Business. An award-winning instructor, active
small business and corporate advisor and academic program director, Derek’s passion is teaching and research at the interface between Entrepreneurship and Marketing.