EBM510 - Entrepreneurship

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Subject Title

Subject Description
Do entrepreneurs have a different mindset? Have they figured out the formula for success? This subject is for students who are interested in starting, buying or growing a small business, including a family business, franchise, home business, social enterprise, and eco-business. The course provides students with new approaches towards the identification and screening of viable business opportunities that are most appropriate for their business background and entrepreneurial skills.

Credit Status
EBM 510 is a required subject for the Business Administration: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Diploma Program and an option for other programs in the School of Business Management.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship by discussing examples of current entrepreneurs, including business owners, social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, free-lancers, and ecopreneurs along with their companies and their importance to the economy.

2. Research sources of support for SME's (Small Medium Enterprises). Sources would include government offices, associations, financial institutions, magazines, books, web sites and social media.

3. Demonstrate effective networking at an industry event and by using social media including Linked In.

4. Demonstrate entrepreneurial qualities such as commitment, determination, and perseverance in the process of achieving course outcomes.

5. Identify and assess opportunities and ideas in the marketplace, for new business ventures.

6. Discuss factors to consider in choosing between starting a business or buying an existing business.

7. Appraise franchise agreements from the viewpoint of the franchisee and the franchisor.

8. Discuss issues concerning how to take over a family business.

9. Discuss initiatives relevant to entrepreneurs such as green business practices, social enterprises, and the development and protection of intellectual property.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.