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What will I learn?

Business Fundamentals - Entrepreneurship is a one-year Ontario College Certificate program. This customized entrepreneur program is designed specifically for the novice business starter and will provide students with the knowledge required to plan, start and manage their own small business. This entrepreneur program also assists students in acquiring the skills for long-term management of the business and their development as entrepreneurs.

It takes courage to put a business dream into practice. It also takes a plan. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students will undergo a unique opportunity to prepare a comprehensive business plan intended to help students launch their own business upon graduation. Banks require a business plan when considering financing, and so does a great business idea in order to succeed.

Available in a traditional in-class format with a September start.

Program Description

Business Fundamentals - Entrepreneurship is a one-year Ontario College Certificate program. This customized program is designed specifically for the novice entrepreneur and will provide graduates with the knowledge required to plan, start and manage their own small business. Through the program curriculum, students explore alternatives for starting a business, such as franchising and taking over the family firm, as well as financing options. The Business Fundamentals -Entrepreneurship program gives students insight into the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship and assist students in acquiring the skills for long-term management of the business and their development as entrepreneurs. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students prepare a comprehensive business plan intended to help students launch their own business upon graduation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may immediately pursue their own business venture as a new start-up, as a franchisee/franchiser, or may purchase an existing business. They may instead begin their business career working in a small business and apply their entrepreneurial skills in various ways, including sales, operations and management. The range of sectors for graduates will span retail, construction, real estate sales and property management, manufacturing and agribusiness.

Which department am I in?

Lawrence Kinlin School of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,185.72 (US$ 12,949) per year
Total fees due per term: Level 1, 2 - CAN $8,592.86

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard, P.O. Box 7005,

LONDON,

Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U), Mathematics* ONE OF: Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U); Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M) (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course) OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND: Mathematics* ONE OF: Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U); Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M) (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course) OR Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Fanshawe College

90.3% of Fanshawe graduates find employment within 6 months of graduation, and 85.8% of employers are satisfied with their performances.

  • One of Ontario's largest colleges, offering 200 programs
  • Scenic campus set across 100 acres in the “Forest City”
  • High student satisfaction for education quality (KPIs)
  • Strong ties with leading industries and organizations

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