SIB560 - Entrepreneurship

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Subject Title

Subject Description
Business plans come in a wide variety of formats that serve many purposes from testing the feasibility of new ideas to convincing investors of the potential for success.  Students will apply different tools as they create a comprehensive formal business plan for a new international venture based on their idea for an innovative product and service.  Students will also pitch their ventures in a professional manner.

Credit Status
One credit.

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

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:


  1. Explain the importance of business planning for a new international venture

  2. Develop validated value propositions for international business ideas

  3. Utilize the entrepreneurial resources and programs available in Canada’s innovation ecosystem that best align with an international business idea

  4. Ensure compliance with government regulations and legislation applicable to a new international venture

  5. Write a formal business plan for a new international venture to pursue external funding

  6. Pitch a new product or service to potential investors

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.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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.

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