EBM660 - Venture Practicum

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Subject Title
Venture Practicum

Subject Description
Participating in teams, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in previous courses as co-managers of companies competing against ventures managed by their peers. Through on-line activities, students will develop practical skills for modifying their strategies across all functional areas of their ventures, in response to ever-changing market conditions over several simulated time periods.

Credit Status
One credit.

Note: This is a required credit course for the Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management Specialization and a professional option for the other business specializations within the Business Administration Diploma.

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

  1. Assess the goals and requirements of a venture project to determine fit and alignment with interests and goals.
  2. Evaluate the roles and skills required for members of a venture team.
  3. Define the role on a venture team that aligns with skills and knowledge.
  4. Manage a project under the guidance of an advisor or mentor.
  5. Incorporate feedback in the development of the project.
  6. Apply project management tools and techniques to support the management of a venture.
  7. Use presentation tools and techniques to communicate the vision and accomplishments of the venture.

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.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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

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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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