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Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking.

Program Overview


Although there are hundreds of thousands of apps, books, and courses available for use on an iPad, there have been no comprehensive, truly gamified courses - until now. Discover Entrepreneurship is the first comprehensive course delivered on an iPad app through a video game experience. Students learn to start and run their own lemonade stand empire in a social and mobile environment. This course offers students the opportunity to learn and apply entrepreneurship concepts by participating in a fun, dynamic and digital learning environment.

The Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Certificate takes the knowledge in that gamified app one step further, connecting you to additional online resources, instructors, and assessment pieces to provide education and training towards the practice of entrepreneurship and social enterprise.  This page outlines the certificate, its courses and registration details.  For more information on the Discover app, visit our Connect Your Passion website.  

 - Each course can be taken on a stand-alone basis
 - Each course is 14 weeks in duration
 - All courses entirely online, fitting your schedule
 - Each course earns college credit
 - No previous college education necessary
 - Eligible for the Alberta-Canada Job Grant
 - Utilizes unique, gamified curriculum

 

Courses Offered January 22 - April 27, 2018

Registration Deadline January 5, 2018 

Principles of Marketing 
Financial Literacy

Courses Offered September 10 - Dec 14, 2018

Registration Deadline August 24, 2018 

Entrepreneurship Essentials 
Social Entrepreneurship Strategies


Start with Entrepreneurship Essentials, and then use the Discover Entrepreneurship App as a resource throughout the certificate.  Below is the full academic program outline followed by the complete class-by-class details.

This course list comes from our Curricunet Academic database

Continuing Education


Course Details

 

Entrepreneurship Essentials

Course Description

This course will provide a broad introduction to entrepreneurship. Using the gamified iPad application "Discover Entrepreneurship", students will learn to recognize the factors associated with successful entrepreneurship including various business models, a marketing plan, financial tools and human resource requirements for a small enterprise.

In addition to mini-games and awards, students to move through 12 modules of comprehensive content. As they progress through the content, more activities are unlocked in the game. As students become more skilled, they are able to run their stands more effectively and profitably. Students are required to assess their business environment, make financial decisions, and apply marketing strategies within the game itself. 

Course Dates/TimesSeptember 10 - December 14, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 14 weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteNone
Tuition$799
Other feesn/a
Required Text & Materials Access to an iPad and internet.  Discover Entrepreneurship app available free with registration!
Registration DeadlineAugust 24, 2018
Other detailsAn iPad is required for this course.

 

Marketing Principles

Course Description

This course develops an understanding of marketing concepts, principles and practices. Topics examined include the influence of environment factors on the marketing process, marketing strategy development, marketing mix formulation and adjustment for pricing, promoting and distributing appropriate products and services to selected markets.

Course Dates/TimesJanuary 22 - Apr 27, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 14 weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteNone
Tuition$799
Other feesn/a
Required Text & Materials 

Textbook: Marketing; 10th Canadian Edition; Crane, F., Kerin, R., Hartley, S., Rudelius, W.  ISBN 978-1-259-10710-8
Approximate textbook cost - $146.00 in print, $90 online (see below)

Recommended, but not required - Access to an iPad and the Discover Entrepreneurship app

Registration DeadlineJanuary 5, 2018
Other details

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1 week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received.  All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore or an electronic copy can be purchased online from McGraw-Hill:

Phone: (403) 556-4630
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 4630
Fax: (403) 556-4625
Location: Learning Resource Centre

Online copies:  Click here to go to the McGraw-Hill website

 

Financial Literacy

Course Description

This course provides an overview of financial literacy concepts critical to being a successful entrepreneur, small business owner or non-profit enterprise. Topics will include: Effective management of personal finance techniques, an overview of how small businesses track financial transactions, gain access to capital, evaluate investment options and develop financial donation strategies.

Course Dates/TimesJanuary 22 - Apr 27, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 14 weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteNone
Tuition$799
Other feesn/a
Required Text & Materials 

None.  Recommended, but not required - Access to an iPad and the Discover Entrepreneurship app

Registration DeadlineJanuary 5, 2018

 

Social Entrepreneurship Strategies

Course Description

This course covers the various ways that entrepreneurs with a social conscience and non-profit enterprises can use business models to solve social and environmental issues.  Topics will include foundations, corporate social responsibility, and a comparison of social enterprise and for-profit enterprises.  Students will evaluate potential social entrepreneurship initiatives and develop a business plan.

Course Dates/TimesSeptember 10 - December 14, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course Length 14 weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisite(Can be taken as Co-requisites) - Entrepreneurship Essentials, Principles of Marketing, and Financial Literacy
Tuition$799
Other feesn/a
Required Text & Materials 

None.  Recommended, but not required - Access to an iPad and the Discover Entrepreneurship app

Registration DeadlineAugust 24, 2018

For questions regarding this program's classes, please contact:

Continuing Education Department

Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 
Email: coned@oldscollege.ca

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