Courses in Entrepreneurship at Queen's

We offer dozens of entrepreneurship and innovation courses across campus at the undergraduate and graduate level, and free online courses for learners around the world.

  

As an Education student, it was incredible to find an opportunity that allowed me to combine my passion for education and business. The Dean’s Changemaker Challenge course (ASCX 200) was an incredibly unique course that allowed me to receive a hands-on learning experience while taking an interdisciplinary approach to the world of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Emily Talas
Co-Founder of letsbloom, Artsci/Ed'23

Undergraduate Courses and Programs in Entrepreneurship

Whether you are currently enrolled in any undergraduate degree program at Queen's, or continuing your studies, courses in innovation and entrepreneurship are a great place to expand your entrepreneurial mindset and develop career-relevant skills.

Course List:

ENIN 140 Design Thinking

ENIN 200 Foundations in Entrepreneurship

ENIN 204 Publicity and Media Relations

ENIN 240 Explorations in Creativity

ENIN 301 Creative Entrepreneurship

ENIN 340 Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Intrapreneurship

ENIN 400 Design Sprint

Visit the ENIN course list for more information.

This certificate was designed to allow students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and to execute intrapreneurial innovation. Students will have the opportunity to study and practice skills in marketing and promotion as well as finance and business planning. Through a variety of interdisciplinary courses, students will be challenged to brainstorm, research, design, and present a new product or service to peers, end users, leadership teams, potential investors and to online and digital publics.

Learn more about the certificate program plan.

The International Innovation Term - i2Trm - is a joint initiative between the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre, and the Bader International Study Centre (the Castle). i2Trm combines a semester abroad in the UK with the chance for students to form their own business venture, all while earning 15 units towards an undergraduate degree plan. This program combines the innovative programming and opportunities presented by DDQIC with the international location of the Castle.

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Take the Dean’s Changemaker Challenge to start your own venture, turn your ideas into reality and have a chance to win up to $10,0000 in seed funding! Dean Barbara Crow of the Faculty of Arts and Science challenges you to make changes. The Dean’s Changemaker Challenge is a hands-on learning opportunity for you and other undergraduate students from across the Faculty to collaborate to develop meaningful solutions to problems facing society today.

Course List:

ASCX 200 Collaborative Problem Solving

ASCX 300 Implementation Strategies

How to enrol in the Dean's Changemaker Challenge.

Course List:

CHEE 302 Technical Entrepreneurship

CHEE 410 Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Innovation Stream)

ECEi is an undergraduate program option for Electrical and Computer Engineering students who are interested in learning additional entrepreneurship and innovation skills.

Learn more about the ECEi curriculum.

Course List:

COMM 201 Introduction to Business for Entrepreneurs

COMM 305 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

COMM 405 New Business Development

Certificate in Social Impact

The world needs responsible leaders who are passionate about making a change and are ready to tackle challenging issues. The Centre for Social Impact at Smith School of Business is proud to offer a Certificate in Social Impact, which provides education and resources to the leaders of tomorrow.

Learn more about the certificate.

Graduate Courses and Programs in Entrepreneurship

This program is specifically designed for those who will start, grow, or drive new ventures in a startup or inside a corporation.

Learn more about the program.

Course List:

APSC 888 Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The initiative brings together PhD students from different programs of study into interdisciplinary teams of 3 to 5 members to assist local community organizations in addressing a particular issue or challenge of importance to them. With the benefit of a fresh interdisciplinary, analytical approach, the organization may receive the help needed to move forward in a positive way.

Learn more about the current projects.

Micro-credentials

Smaller than a course and focusing on specific career-relevant skills, we offer online workshops in innovation and entrepreneurship that can be completed at your own pace and allow you to earn a micro-credential from Queen's University.

Many of our micro-credentials are modular and can be embedded into existing innovation-based courses, competitions, conferences, events, or programs. Reach out to us at innovation.centre@queensu.ca to enquire about getting free access for your participants.

Design Thinking is a set of problem-solving techniques that allow us to focus on the user, test our own assumptions, and re-define problems so that we can uncover the most innovative solutions. DDQIC's Design Thinking module will provide you with an overview of Design Thinking, and then guide you through an example where all elements of the design thinking process will be applied.

E-mail us to get access.

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Coming soon!

The Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship gives African students and recent graduates the confidence, resources, knowledge, network, and financial support they need to build a startup with an impact. Learners have the opportunity to earn a collection of badges (Explore, Ignite and Launch). A certificate is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed the entire Fellowship, the highest level of achievement.

See the badges and certificate.