Starts: January, May, September
In this three-year advanced diploma program, you will develop a solid understanding of contemporary management theory before learning the skills required to plan, start-up, manage and expand a successful small business. You will learn to research, analyze, plan and assess current situations, contribute to strategies, and lead and work effectively within teams. You will also develop your skills to use applications and technologies to support your organization’s business goals.
Your learning will be further supported by instructors and business owners who will share their expertise and guide you through the process of identifying innovative and promising venture ideas from their business plans. Seminars, case analysis and online business simulations will be an integral part of your learning process.
As a student of this program, you may earn the opportunity to participate in Seneca’s Shark’s Pond event. Here, you will pitch and defend your business ideas to industry leaders. Many past competitors have launched their business ideas after graduating.
After two years of managerial work experience, you may apply to the Canadian Institute of Management for the Certified in Management (CIM) designation.
As a graduate of this program, you will be able to pursue entrepreneurship or seek employment in growing small- and medium-sized organizations.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
Certificate in Management and Administration (C.I.M.)
In 2009, Seneca became the first institution in Canada to have full–time programs accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM).
Upon graduation from the Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and Small Business program you will have met all the requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) designation once you have completed two years of managerial work experience and made appropriate application to the Canadian Institute of Management.