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CREATING A BUSINESS PLAN

Course Code: CENT 1350
This is where it all comes together. You've completed a number of courses in business basics. You've got a great idea for a new business venture. And now, you want to bring that idea to life. Not so fast. Your investors and the bank are both going to want a business plan. And this course will teach you how to write one. In 40 short hours, you'll gain the expertise you need to develop a professional, bank-ready business plan and the opportunity to hone the presentation skills you'll need to justify its merit to a panel of experts. It's an invaluable learning experience, one that budding entrepreneurs like you can't afford to miss.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Develop all the components of a professional business plan;
• Analyze and critique business plans constructively;
• Present a business plan in a compelling manner;
• Anticipate and respond to critiques against your business plan.

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 1170, CENT 1240 and CENT 1340 and want to continue their studies.
• Students who want more advanced business studies.
• Students who want to go into business later on.
• Budding entrepreneurs who want to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to succeed.
• Anyone who works in a small- to medium-sized business.
• Members of the chamber of commerce.
• Young lawyers, bankers or bank employees.
• Newcomers to Canada and foreign business students who want to improve their understanding of Canadian business practices.

Alumni discount

Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni, based on the information maintained by the Office of the Registrar, are waived from paying registration and late registration fees when enrolling for courses at Concordia Continuing Education. In addition, Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni will receive a 10% reduction on their tuition fees. The Alumni discount is automatically calculated when students enroll on-line.

 

Prerequisite courses

Code Title
CEBU 1170 BUSINESS ACCOUNTING
CENT 1240 MANAGING A BUSINESS START‐UP
CENT 1250 ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES



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