Business - Entrepreneurship and Management

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program will provide you with the concepts and skills necessary to manage or initiate a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME).

Overview

We know that you see a world of limitless business potential. You see opportunity where others see barriers. You’re also realistic about your business dream. You know it will take support and guidance. You don’t have to do it alone.

That’s what Fanshawe's two-year Ontario College Diploma Business – Entrepreneurship and Management program will do for you. Through our entrepreneurship and management courses, you'll leave the program with a comprehensive business plan, work-shopped with your peers and Professors. You'll also get information and guidance on conducting market research, feasibility studies, business plans, computer use, and advertising and marketing development.

Your business dreams won’t become a reality inside a bubble. That’s why you’ll also partner with a business mentor whose coattails you’ll ride on your way to networking events, and when experiencing real business situations. Plus, you’ll be able to let your dreams dictate your course selections. Customize your business management certification and explore your own interests, choosing projects that excite you.

Perhaps you want to join an established team upon graduation. Through our entrepreneurship courses, you will leave the program with hands-on knowledge of management principles, with courses in marketing strategies, and business ethics. Blazing your own business trail, or as part of a team, you need to take that first step. Are you ready?

 

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe's Business - Entrepreneurship and Management program are provided with the concepts and skills necessary to manage or initiate small to medium-sized enterprises. Graduates of this program can find employment in retail, construction or renovation, real estate sales and property management, manufacturing or agribusiness, service industries, restaurants or home based businesses. 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Business and Information Systems Architecture program:

Business Owner

Perform all duties of running a business including finances, planning, marketing and training.

Franchisor

Provide guidance and support to franchisees within your business. 

Manager

Be responsible for controlling, planning, directing and overseeing the operations of a business.

I always knew that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I felt that I didn’t really have much direction or the skills to do so until I took Fanshawe Woodstock’s Business program. Once I’d graduated, I felt a lot more confident, and because of that my business has been successful early on.

Alicia Kendrick (BEM Graduate 2015)
Owner of Amore Mobile Pet Salon
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization’s business opportunities by using an environmental scan.
2. apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization’s business initiatives.
3. use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
4. apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
5. support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.
6. perform work in compliance with statutes, regulations and business practices.
7. explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization.
8. use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization.
9. describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.
10. outline principles of supply chain management and operations management.
11. outline and assess the components of a business plan.
12. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.
13. develop strategies for the operation and management of a family-owned enterprise, franchise, or retail establishment.
14. propose effective management, team-building, and leadership techniques that encourage innovation in an entrepreneurial setting.
15. create ecommerce-based promotional plans and materials appropriate to small business enterprise.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
Woodstock
Waitlisted

Program Details

Program Code
BEM2W

Program coordinator:

Bette Rowe

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Diploma

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
OR
Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

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 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic 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. SDS Program Requirements. 
  • 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
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Post-Admission Requirements

Post-Admission Requirements

See Post-Admission Requirements

Tuition Summary

Woodstock

Canadian Costs
$6,470.92
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$29,963.88
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ACCT-1004Principles of Accounting 14
This course introduces the student to the Principles of Accounting, and includes an exploration of the underlying concepts that guide the preparation of accounts for individuals and organizations. It is designed to teach the student, regardless of program destination, an essential life skill - an understanding of Net Worth, and its importance to business success and the financial well being of the individual.
BUSI-1005Introduction to Business Processes3
This course explores the various functional areas of business in Canada and demonstrates the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics and social responsibility.
BUSI-1060Strategies for Success1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity, emotional self-awareness and social skills development. Additionally, emphasis is placed on career readiness and preparation.
MATH-1052Business Math3
This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.
MKTG-1012Principles of Marketing 13
This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that face Marketers in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that marketing is not only advertising but a broad set of activities designed to satisfy consumer needs and wants. Students examine the information Marketers require for effective decision-making and learn the basic elements of the marketing planning process.
WRIT-1032Reason & Writing Business 13
This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
INFO-1240Contemporary Technologies3
From the use of traditional computer devices such as the PC and laptop, to the more versatile tablets and Smartphones, students will be introduced to the ever changing world of technology in a business environment. Emerging trends in mobile applications, such as cloud-based technologies will be explored, as well as the Internet of Things.
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