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MANAGING A BUSINESS START‐UP

Course Code: CENT 1240
Dreams are useless... unless you know how to make them come true. It's particularly true in business. Anyone who launches a new commercial venture without classes like this one is simply tempting fate. But you wouldn't do that, would you? You'd sign up for this class and learn basic entrepreneurial skills. You'd learn how to how to recognize and approach an opportunity, to assess the feasibility and potential of an idea. You'd assemble the necessary business and financial resources to launch, organize, manage, and grow a new business profitably, respond to obstacles and change, and employ harvesting, replication and exit strategies. In short, you'd do everything you could to put the chances in your favour. And this course is the first step.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Initiate a business entity and respond to compliance issues;
• Express a new business concept in a clear, professional manner;
• Identify and respond to market fluctuations, opportunities, and threats;
• Adapt and apply management approaches appropriate to particular business situations;
• Properly define an accessible and desirable target market;
• Interpret basic financial statements and respond appropriately (note: creation of these documents will be covered in CEBU 1170).

Our approach

As in the workplace, teamwork is key here. Sure, there will be engaging assignments and activities, but you'll also form ad-hoc teams to discuss real-world subjects presented by business experts. You'll formulate strategies to solve problems or seize opportunities. Above all, you'll have ample chance to contribute personally to the process. Participation is paramount.

Who benefits the most?

• Students who have completed CEBU 1150 and want to continue their studies.
• Student who want an introduction to business start-ups.
• Students who want to pursue studies in business.
• Budding entrepreneurs who want to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to succeed.
• Newcomers to Canada or foreign business students who want to improve their understanding of Canadian business.
• Anyone who has dreamed of owning their own business and doesn’t know where to start.

Concordia CCE Loyalty Discount

All students who meet at least one of the following conditions, will receive a 10% discount on their CCE course or workshop tuition fees:

1)   Have completed a CCE, Undergraduate or Graduate course at Concordia University in a prior academic term;

2)   Have completed a language proficiency test (IELTS) at CCE;

3)   Have completed a CCE Professional Development Seminar/Workshop.

This discount is based on the information maintained in the Concordia University student information system.

NOTE: This discount does not apply to a language proficiency test enrollment (IELTS) nor to application fees for admission to a CCE program of study.

 

 

Prerequisite courses

Code Title
CEBU 1150 INTRO TO BUSINESS



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