Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills 1

Program Description

The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills 1 provides you, as a small business owner/operator, with the essential skills and competitive strategies to help your enterprise thrive.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

This certificate can lead to the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills 2 program, providing a pathway into the Diploma in Management Studies program, which can ladder into the Bachelor of Commerce.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission

To apply for this program, please complete the Program Admission Form.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 6 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Certificate Requirements

15 credits total, with a GPA of 2.00 or higher over all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

Core Knowledge Requirements (12 credits)

MNGT 1111, Supervision (3)
ACCT 1211, Accounting I (3)
MNGT 1711, Introduction to Business (3)
MKTG 2431, Marketing (3)

Elective Requirements (3 credits)

Three credits from the following electives:

MATH 1091, Business Mathematics (3)
MNGT 1211, Management Principles and Practices (3)
MIST 2611, Management Information Systems (3)
HRMN 2821, Human Resource Management (3)
BLAW 2911, Commercial Law (3)
BBUS 3331, Introduction to Production and Operations Management (3)
MKTG 3451, Professional Selling (3)
MKTG 4431, Retail Marketing (3)
MKTG 4451, E-Commerce (3)
ENTR 4751, New Venture Creation (3)

Student Responsibility

Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select are available and appropriate for your program of study and educational goals. Otherwise, you may find that a course does not meet the program requirements and cannot be applied toward that program's credential.


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