It’s time to choose electives for the 2018-2019 year!
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Check out these exciting, hands-on electives for the Fall term to round out your schedule. Not only will you explore the tactical, strategic, creative and social context of entrepreneurship, you’ll have firsthand access to exciting disruptors and innovators in the classroom.
Space is still available!
ENTR 6605 3.00: Entrepreneurship & New Firm Creation
Mondays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Instructor Yuval Deutsch says…
This class is a hands-on, “learning by doing” class that uses Harvard cases and a real-life business plan as the main learning tools. You’ll be challenged to get out of the habit of being a receiver of ideas, facts, concepts and techniques, and get into the habit of generating ideas, identifying problems, and formulating workable action plans, thus putting knowledge into practice.
Yuval Deutsch’s research is published in top journals such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, and MIT Sloan Management Review. He is the winner of the Schulich Research Fellowship Award 2014 & 2005, and was nominated for the Schulich teaching excellence award in 2013, 2012, 2005 and 2004. Yuval has extensive industry experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, and accountant.
ENTR 6645 U 3.00: Corporate Entrepreneurship
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Instructor Steve Pulver says…
The only way for companies to grow organically in saturated markets is to start new businesses. ENTR 6645 focuses on how to do just that, via a comprehensive study of academic and practitioner (that’s me!) material. The course will introduce you to the best practices and theory on fostering innovation through the process of identifying new ideas and converting them to commercial products and new businesses.
Steve Pulver has been an entrepreneur for more than 30 years. He started, bought and sold a number of business, and brings this practical experience to make the course relevant and meaningful to students. Pulver’s experience is in marketing and advertising consumer goods with Procter & Gamble, CBS Records (now Sony Music), my own firm, Echo Advertising and a number of other organizations including, most recently, Mill Street Brewery. Of note, he funded his MBA by writing and performing stand-up comedy across North America. Pulver’s perspective reflects these varied experiences.
ENTR 6655 3.00 U: Social Entrepreneurship
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Instructor Julien Papon says…
Some argue that Elon Musk is the quintessential social entrepreneur. But if that’s so, how could he be worth billions of dollars in personal wealth? Isn’t a social entrepreneur supposed to only care about the good of humanity and disregard both business & personal wealth building? Social entrepreneurship has been attracting growing amounts of talent, money, and attention. But with its increasing popularity has come wide diversity in understandings of what a social entrepreneur is and does.
This class is a must-attend for anyone with an interest in the fast-paced, highly creative world of entrepreneurship. The social doer in you will learn valuable insights on how to use the “for-profit venture lens” to help execute on your social passion and mission. The capitalist in you will find that social and financial impacts are not mutually exclusive, and that in fact they often can be strategically weaved-in together to build long-lasting organizations that truly make a difference.
Julien Papon, MBA, M.Sc., M.Eng, P. Eng., a former automotive manufacturing executive who founded luxury cycling brand Vitess and its cousin VitessX, the only private cycling club in Canada. Julien was cycling columnist for both the Toronto Star and the Globe&Mail; he was on the board of directors of the Ontario Cycling Association and has been involved with various other not-for-profit organizations. He also chairs Vfounders, a private club for entrepreneurs & seed fund.