• Overview - 2019/2020

    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. You're ready to act. Ready to start. Ready to turn your business dreams into reality.

    That's what Fanshawe Business – Entrepreneurship and Management will do for you with a focus on small and medium sized businesses. Identify your dream early, and you'll leave the program with a comprehensive business plan, work-shopped with your peers and Professors – your dream, your plan. 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, where you'll explore your own interests, choosing projects that excite you.

    Perhaps you want to join an established team upon graduation. You'll also 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?


    Heather MacKenzie-Card
    Phone: 519-606-1485

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

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

    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 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) 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

    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
  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Labour Market Research revealed the following information:
    - A small or medium enterprise (SME)  is 500 employees or fewer (Industry Canada)
    - 99.7%  of employer businesses in Ontario in 2009 were SMEs (Ministry of Economic Development and Trade)
    - Over one-third of all SMEs in Canada are located in Ontario (Ministry of Economic Development and Trade)
    - SMEs employ more than 2.8 million Ontarians (Ministry of Economic Development and Trade)
    - Only 55% of small businesses with $30,000 or less in revenue survived for 5 years (Industry Canada)
    - Almost half of the businesses in Canada that fail, do so because of the lack of management capability (Statistics Canada)

    Graduates of this program could embrace any number of occupations from the service industry to manufacturing to retail.  Their role could include owner, manager or employee in a variety of positions.

  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A 48-Week Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: BEM3C
    Campus Code: GD (GD - Goderich)
    September Admission
    16 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at


    Fanshawe College Clinton Site: 519-606-1484

    Program Description

    This Ontario College Diploma program will provide the student with the concepts and skills necessary to manage or initiate a small to medium sized enterprise (SME).  Included will be the knowledge required to ensure that the graduate student will be a socially responsible manager or owner.   Students will be provided with information and guidance on conducting market research, feasibility studies, business plans, computer use,  and advertising and marketing development.

    Each student will be encouraged to explore his or her own interests and to choose projects that are of particular interest to the individual.  In addition, each student will develop a comprehensive business plan, which could be used to start a small business after successful completion of the program. 

    Partnerships with existing community enterprises will allow the students to obtain essential practical experience through a mentorship component.  This mentorship opportunity will provide the student with networking opportunities, exposure to real situations and will increase the probability of success.

    Other Information

    Students registering in the first year of the Business - Entrepreneurship and Management (Accelerated)  program at the Goderich location should be aware that the program is offered in an accelerated format which consists of three academic levels delivered continuously from September to August.  At the end of August, the student has completed all the courses required for their Ontario College Diploma.
    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 Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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