Entrepreneurship & Leadership
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The Entrepreneurship & Leadership profile is centred on economics, business law basics, leadership skills, innovation, and globalization for students interested in the business world. With a focus on critical thinking and effective communication, students will gain valuable experience in project management, financial management, and business model development.
The profile’s team-building approach promotes critical analysis, out-of-the-box thinking, sustainable business practices, and innovation. It prepares students for CEGEP programs such as Commerce, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and International Business Studies. It teaches students skill sets for careers in accounting, economics, politics, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, human resources, and the communications industry.
"Villa Maria offers a well-rounded curriculum in the Entrepreneurship and Leadership program for students to get a taste of the industry. Being an entrepreneur often means wearing many hats, and this program offers the tools students will need to do so."
Cristina Servello, Owner
The Detailed Diva and Pixi Booth
(Class of 2004)
"Now, more than ever, entrepreneurship can be learned! The more skills an entrepreneur has, the better his chances of succeeding. Villa Maria’s program offers students the opportunity to start acquiring the necessary tools early and that can only help them turn their vision into reality!"
Marilyse Richard-Robert, Executive Director
Edphy Nature Center and day camps
Students will learn to differentiate between the various legal forms of companies and their operating methods, to develop a business plan, and understand corporate financial concepts.
Leadership, Team Building and Workplace Communication
This course studies the democratic, transformational, autocratic and participative leadership models and their application in business. Students will also examine politics at large and communications strategies in the workplace.
Students will learn to better understand the operating methods of businesses and how to further develop a business plan. Students will also study the basic concepts concerning macroeconomics and microeconomics.
Building Your Business, Media and Marketing
Students will build their own unique business from the ground up. They will work on all aspects of business development, from business plan writing and financing, to marketing, deployment and, finally, pitching to potential investors.
Case Studies in Business Ethics & Globalization
Students will study key economic issues of the 21st century. The course will include the review of case studies in gentrification, urban sprawl, renewable energy, environmental concerns and sustainable development, as seen through the lens of business ethics.
- Company president
- Oral communication
- Ability to synthesize content
- Problem solving
- Writing a business plan – financing, grants, sponsorships
- Business ethics and social responsibility
- Basic accounting – graphs, charts
- Knowledge of leadership styles
- Developing a start-up company
- Financial literacy
- Innovation and creativity
- Technology, e-commerce, social media, web marketing, web design
- Corporate law – contracts, copyright
- Human resources
- Crisis management
- Self-starting, personal initiative
(SOME REQUIRE SO MATH)
- Social Sciences
- Liberal Arts
- International Business Studies
- Business/Marketing Technical Programs