Entrepreneurship program at UNB's Fredericton campus | UNB

Entrepreneurship

Faculty: Faculty of Management
Degree(s): Bachelor of Business Administration
Campus: Fredericton

Creative. Innovative. Strategic. Those are the ingredients of a successful entrepreneur. And those are the ingredients UNB will hand you through its Entrepreneurship program.

You’ll learn how to recognize opportunities, refine your ideas, and launch businesses. Even if you’re not interested in running your own business, our program will teach you to be creative, strategic, and innovative so that you can help organizations and communities thrive.

Why Entrepreneurship at UNB?

Home to one of the most innovative entrepreneurial ecosystems in the country, UNB was named Canada's most entrepreneurial university by Startup Canada in 2014. You’ll learn from prestigious faculty members, recognized for teaching and research, and from prominent business leaders through partnerships and competitions. At UNB's Fredericton campus you can specialize in entrepreneurship by completing a concentration.

In the six credit hour Venture Assessment course you will work with our partners at the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) to assess startups in their portfolio to determine if they are investment ready. Additionally, you will analyze and deliberate over applications from UNB-led startups to recommend up to two real cash investments each year from the Fraser Student Venture Fund.

Hands-on learning:

  • Annual business plan competition – winners can receive cash prizes to launch startups
  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) program consisting of a minimum of three four-month work terms. Accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education.

Skills you will acquire:

  • Recognize entrepreneurial and investment opportunities
  • Analyze market opportunities
  • Write effective business plans
  • Analyze and communicate financial forecasts
  • Develop business plans, including Lean Launch Pad and customer validation approaches
  • Deliver a professional and persuasive “pitch” to potential partners and investors

More info

For more information, see the Faculty of Management.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Business" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • ADM 4175: Venture Start-Up and Entrepreneurship
  • ADM 4190: Venture Assessment
  • ADM 4353: Export Market Entry

Careers

  • Social Ideas Enabler
  • Entrepreneur