Innovation & Entrepreneurship MBA
Obtain your MBA
while starting your own business.
Laurier’s School of Business & Economics recognizes that today, innovation is a key competitive advantage and is driving economic growth in Canada and around the world. Innovation occurs in many areas including business models, products/services, business processes, and organizational structures.
Laurier’s MBA with Innovation & Entrepreneurship Option is focused on the knowledge, skills, and abilities demanded by this new reality.
I&E Option Format:
This option is delivered in two streams.
All MBA with I&E Option candidates will complete the eight MBA core courses. Six of the ten electives in the following terms, will be the required I&E Option courses. The four remaining electives can be selected by the candidate.
The BU610 Applied Business Consulting Project differs between Stream 1 and Stream 2.
Laurier MBA Entrepreneurs
“The Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program provided me with coaching from professors and entrepreneurs, as well as legal services and professional sales training. The support enabled me to develop and refine my strategy, and ultimately start a Human Resources consulting business that immediately gained traction in the marketplace.”
“I completed the part-time Toronto program, while working in the area of cancer research. I wanted to combine my scientific background with business knowledge even before I was introduced to the world of Entrepreneurship at Laurier. I used to attend fairs in Toronto with my mother and sister and we sold our mother’s special blend of Indian spices. But it wasn’t until I entered my business plan into the LaunchPad $50K New Venture Competition 2005 that I really knew we had a great business opportunity. I came in third out of a field of 400! Goumantra hit store shelves in 2007.”
“My Laurier MBA delivered! The Innovation and Entrepreneurship component greatly increased the potential of mybusiness. With the level of support and mentoring I received from the Laurier faculty and the school’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship, I am now able to ensure that Sinclair Cycles is armed to compete in an extremely competitive marketplace.”
“The Laurier MBA provided me with confidence and direction. It has significantly improved the way I conceptualize problems and formulate solutions. I entered the program with an underlying desire to manage my own business and with the resources and support of the Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, my desire become a reality. Through this option I developed SCIsupply Inc., an online business that specializes in the sale of specific medical products required by people with spinal cord injuries.”