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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
ASCX 200 Collaborative Problem Solving
ASCX 300 Implementation Strategies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
In this course, learners complete a series of modules that provide an understanding of the current landscape of evidenced team-building knowledge, an introduction to teamwork, and the tools commonly used in industry. Learners will be able to apply relevant teamwork competencies in academic and/or work-related activities.
Topics include What makes a successful team, Stages in team development, Diversity in teams, Know yourself and know your teammates, and Leading successful teams.
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By the end of the course, learners will develop their entrepreneurial mindset by learning strategies to develop and test solutions that address a real problem in the world. Learners spend 20 hours developing their own innovative solution to a problem while completing training on fundamental topics of innovation and entrepreneurship, including Innovator’s Mindset, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, Customer Discovery, Pricing Strategies, Business Model Canvas, High Performance Teamwork, Project Management, and Pitching. Learners will synthesize the concepts and apply them to create a proposal that articulates the key considerations for their innovative idea. These concepts can be applied in learners’ future entrepreneurial endeavors, or to drive innovation within the organization in which they work.
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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.