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VENT 1810 - Starting Your Own Business

Venture Development Centre Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course provides an introduction to entrepreneurship for students wishing to start their own business or who wish to learn about fundamental entrepreneurial skills that will help them with their career. Application of these skills can occur in many environments outside of the startup of a business, including working as an independent contractor, an employee, a manager or team leader, or the management team of a large private or public organization. Employers look for self-starting professionals who can work independently and innovate on the job. This course offers full coverage of the foundation skills for today’s entrepreneur who is starting a business or building a career. The course follows a cycle starting with the new business idea and moving forward to the implementation of the business opportunity. Several key entrepreneurial skills are covered, including: (1) how to identify and define a new business idea; (2) how to evaluate a new business opportunity; (3) financial assessment of a new idea; and (4) how to assess market potential of a new idea. Other topics include how to set up a business (incorporation, proprietorship, partnership), business insurance, business taxes, working with partners and an introduction to financing sources.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$542.08 - $552.08 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 43217

Thu Sep 12 - Thu Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 28 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW01 Rm. 3190

Instructor

Michael Walmsley

Course Outline

Cost

$542.08

Notes

  1. Students who have received credit for MKTG 3345 New Venture Creation are not eligible to take this course. There is no textbook for this course. BBA students can use this course to fulfill 3 credits of their Social Science or Unspecified General Education requirement.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 83258

Thu Jan 16 - Thu Apr 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 16 - Apr 02 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW03 Rm. 4785

Instructor

Michael Walmsley

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$552.08

Notes

  1. Students who have received credit for MKTG 3345 New Venture Creation are not eligible to take this course. There is no textbook for this course.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students until Thu, Nov 14 at 9:00 am (PST). International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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19 seats available as of Nov 14, 2019 3:19 am (PST). Of these 19, 13 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate new business opportunities
  • Create a cash flow projection for a new business opportunity
  • Evaluate funding sources for a new business
  • Create a checklist of venture start up tasks
  • Create a presentation for a new business opportunity

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

VENT 1810 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Coast Capital Savings Entrepreneurial Program
    Part-time   Statement of Completion
  2. Marketing Management - Retail Marketing Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2019

Books for Fall 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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The Personal Mba: Master The Art Of Business
Author Kaufman
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-59184-557-7
Price $20.50
Required

Winter 2020

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2020 offerings of this course.

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