Looking to launch your own small business or grow your current one? In just eight months, our Entrepreneurship Management program in Toronto will provide you with the skills, knowledge and support to design a full business plan that includes business research, marketing, financing and web strategy.


Program name
Entrepreneurship Management
8 months (2 semesters)
Starting month
September, January
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Method of study

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2020 Open
Jan. 2021 Open
May 2021 N/A
International students
Sept. 2020 Closed
Jan. 2021 Opens Apr 6, 2020
May 2021 N/A

Full Description

Looking to launch your own small business or grow your current one? In just eight months, our Entrepreneurship Management program will provide you with the skills, knowledge and support to design a full business plan that includes business research, marketing, financing and web strategy.

Bring your business idea, develop your business plan and get feedback from faculty, entrepreneurs and fellow students, so at the end of the program, you are ready to launch your business.

Students may also have the option of presenting their finished business plan to Futurepreneur to be considered for a loan of up to $15,000 and a mentor for two years.

George Brown College supports entrepreneurial spirit and offers resources to help you start your own business. Find out more about opportunities offered through startGBC.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will have:

  • Completed a full business plan for your proposed business
  • Completed a financial plan including forecasting and cash flow
  • Identified sources of funding
  • Completed a marketing plan
  • Prepared a website

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Management.

Watch our past recording of the online info session for the Entrepreneurship Management Program

Part Time Study Options

Part-time study options are not available for this program.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

Small business postgrad

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop, present, and analyze a comprehensive business plan adapted to the enterprise that adheres to professional standards and practices.
  2. Assess and use current concepts/systems and technologies to support business initiatives.
  3. Develop strategies for implementing effective marketing plans that reflect an analysis of relevant resources and practices of an enterprise.
  4. Use accounting and financial principles to support the management and operations of an enterprise.
  5. Select sales and customer service strategies and apply them to the needs of an enterprise.
  6. Apply a range of human resource practices that support and promote small business objectives and goals and optimize all functional areas of a small business operation.
  7. Implement principles of supply chain management and operations management and analyze their impact on the operations of a small business.
  8. Conduct small business activities and transactions in compliance with pertinent legislation, policies, health and safety and other regulations, professional and business standards, as well as tax, insurance and other fiscal requirements.
  9. Promote principles of sustainability and corporate social responsibility that apply to small business initiatives.
  10. Prepare and follow a plan for ongoing personal and professional development to establish and maintain entrepreneurial networking and business relationships and opportunities.
  11. Plan, implement, and evaluate projects by applying project management principles to support the operation and management of a small business.
  12. Use market research to optimize the operation of a small business.
  13. Select and implement risk management strategies to support all aspects of the operation of a small business.

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B416 program, you need to complete the following 10 Mandatory courses.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020pdf file


semester courses
CodeCourse NameCo-requisite
HRM 4002Human ResourcesNONE
LAW 4003Legal Aspects of EntrepreneurshipNONE
MGMT 4042Finance and Accounting for EntrepreneursNONE
MGMT 4043Entrepreneurial Integrated Supply Chain ManagementNONE
MARK 1042Principles of MarketingNONE
MGMT 4044Business ResearchNONE


semester courses
CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
MGMT 4045Omni-ChannelNONE
MGMT 1036Business Plan CreationSuccessfully Completed Semester 1
MGMT 4046Entrepreneurial Speaker SeriesSuccessfully Completed Semester 1
MGMT 1028Sales MARK 1042

Detailed course outlines

Future Study Options

For information on future study options, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Students can enter the Entrepreneurship management program after completing a college diploma, university degree or with related work experience. After completion of the program they may go on to careers or self employment.



Additional Cost

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Admission Requirements

  • College Advanced Diploma (3-year) or Bachelor's Degree or demonstrated, relevant work experience (resume and references required).

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English language proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission. In addition, applicants who are considered for admission to the program based solely on their work experience will be required to provide proof of English proficiency at the college level, and may be required to write the George Brown College English admission assessment

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Information Sessions

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Students Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca or visit the Admissions web page.

International Student Admissions

For inquiries about international admission requirements, permits and visas, accommodations, or anything specific to international students, please contact the International Centre at International@georgebrown.ca or visit George Brown International.
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2115


For inquiries about OSAP, Bursaries, Scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca or visit the Financial Aid web page.

Entry Advising

For advice on the various program options and which program might be best suited for you, make an appointment to see an Entry Advisor. Please review these frequently asked questions or choose to book your appointment using the link provided.

  1. Book online:
    Complete and submit the Client Intake Form

Centre for Business

For questions regarding programs at the Centre for Business or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.

For general inquiries, please contact the Centre for Business:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Small Business Entrepreneurship (B416)

For inquiries related to this program (for example, course-specific information) please contact the Co-ordinator:

Mario Pascucci, Program Co-ordinator

Email: mpascucc@georgebrown.ca

Colin Williams, Chair, School of Management


Book a Meeting with the Chair: centreforbusiness.as.me/managementprospective

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Management and classes take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

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