In this option, you’ll receive the focused training needed to create, guide, and manage businesses. Whether you want to start a business from scratch or expand an idea you’re already working on, this program will train you with real-world skills and knowledge.
You’ll gain business, sales, and marketing know-how, plus intensive training in the development and growth of new products and services. Because entrepreneurs can focus on the big picture, your training will be applicable to almost any industry, helping to protect you from shifts that industry specialists can’t avoid. Graduates are qualified to start their own company, or find work as coordinators, marketing assistants, or managerial roles at organizations locally and globally. You’ll also have the option of applying course credits from the diploma toward full or part-time study for your Bachelor of Business Administration.
Jobs and Careers:
- Business Owner/Operator
- Marketing Coordinator
- Product Development Manager
- Business Development Specialist
“This program is for people who want to develop a diverse skill set to apply to a number of different opportunities, for people who want a challenge, and for people who ultimately want to become successful in their career and in their life.”
Brent Charleton, President and CEO, EnWave
“I learned everything I needed to know to become an entrepreneur: accounting, finance, negotiations, sales … and I also learned how to work with other people. There are a lot of group projects, and they’re a tonne of work, but you come out with an ability to work with anyone, in any capacity.”
Meaghan Causton, President, Alpine Specific Agencies
This option is the second year of a two-year diploma. For first year courses, click here.
The courses in the entrepreneurship option have been designed by industry experts to give you the training and expertise needed for your career.
Have a question about this program? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page.
If not answered there, please email Program_Advising@bcit.ca with the program name in the subject line.
For general, industry, and media inquiries: Study_Marketing@bcit.ca
To contact a Program Head, who is also an instructor, please be aware that it may take up to five business days for them to respond to your email.
|Geoffrey Bird||Common First Year||Geoffrey_Bird@bcit.ca|
|Danielle Wilson||Digital Marketing and Brand Strategy||Danielle_Wilson@bcit.ca|
|Daniel John||Professional Real Estate||Daniel_John@bcit.ca|
|Bruce Anthony||Professional Sales||Bruce_Anthony@bcit.ca|
|David Tikkanen||Tourism Marketing and Sales||David_Tikkanen@bcit.ca|
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