Minor Technological Entrepreneurship (18 credits)

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Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Minor Adviser: Faculty Student Adviser in the McGill Engineering Student Centre (Student Affairs Office) (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22).

This Minor is a collaboration of the Faculty of Engineering and Desautels Faculty of Management and is designed to provide Engineering (B.Eng., B.S.E., and B.Sc. (Arch.)) students with an understanding of how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful new ventures – including for-profit private companies, social enterprises, and cooperatives as well as intrapreneurship initiatives. The program covers the essentials of management and is multidisciplinary and integrative. Many courses in the Minor will address a mix of students from across multiple McGill faculties.

B.Eng. and B.S.E students may double-count up to two courses (6 credits) of Complementary Studies (Group B., Humanities, and Social Science courses) toward the Minor. B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering students may double-count up to 6 credits of Complementary Studies Group B courses and/or Elective courses (for Mechanical Engineering students from a CEGEP background) toward the Minor.

This Minor is restricted to students in Year 2 or higher. Students in this Minor are not permitted to take the Desautels Minors in Management, Marketing, Finance or Operations Management (for non-Management students).

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • FACC 500 Technology Business Plan Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : This course combines several management functional areas such as marketing, financial, operations and strategy with the skills of creativity, engineering innovation, leadership and communications. Students learn how to design an effective and winning business plan around a technology or engineering project in small, medium or large enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Michael M Avedesian (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or MIME 310 or permission of instructor.

    • Recommended to be taken in combination with FACC 501.

  • INTG 201 Integrated Management Essentials 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    INTG : Essentials of management using an integrated approach. Three modules (managing money, managing people and managing information) cover fundamentals of accounting, finance, organizational behaviour and information systems; and illustrate how the effective management of human, financial and technological resources contributes to the success of an organization. Emphasizes an integrated approach to management, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Steve Maguire (Fall)

    • Only open to U1, U2, U3 non-Management students. Not open to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management or students who have taken two or more of courses MGCR 211, MGCR 222 or MGCR 341.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. Note: this course is not part of the Desautels Minors in Management, Finance, Marketing or Operations Management (for non-Management students).

  • INTG 202 Integrated Management Essentials 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    INTG : Essentials of management using an integrated approach. Four modules (managing customer relationships, managing processes, managing digital innovation and managing the enterprise) cover fundamentals of marketing, strategy, operations and information systems; and illustrate how this knowledge is harnessed in an organization to create value for customers and other stakeholders. Emphasizes an integrated approach to management, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Saku Mantere (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to U1, U2, U3 students. Not open to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management or students who have taken two or more of courses MGCR 331, MGCR 352, MGCR 423 or MGCR 472.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. It is suggested that students take INTG 201 prior to INTG 202, but is not required. Note: this course is not part of the Desautels Minors in Management, Finance, Marketing or Operations Management (for non-Management Students).

  • MGPO 362 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Study of the key aspects involved in starting and managing a new venture: identifying opportunities and analyzing new venture ideas, identifying common causes of failure and strategies for success, understanding intellectual property systems, comparison of multiple modes of funding. Applies to for-profit and not-for-profit start-ups.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Peter Younkin, Margaret Graham (Fall) Madhurima Bhattacharyay (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): INTG 201 and INTG 202 for non-Management students. (INTG 201 is a prerequisite for non-Management students. INTG 202 is a prerequisite for non-Management students, but can be taken concurrently.)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to U2, U3 students.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to Management students and non-Management students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. INTG 201 is a prerequisite for non-Management students and must be taken prior to this course. INTG 202 is a prerequisite for non-Management students and must be taken prior to or concurrently with this course. Non-Management students without the prerequisites will be deregistered from the course.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3-6 credits from the following:

  • FACC 501 Technology Business Plan Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Students work in teams to develop a comprehensive business plan project based on a technological or engineering innovation while utilizing site visits.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Michael M Avedesian (Winter)

    • (1-0-8)

    • Prerequisite: FACC 500 or Permission of Instructor.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken FACC 480.

    • Recommended to be taken in combination with FACC 500.

  • MGPO 364 Entrepreneurship in Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Provides hands-on experience with the development of an entrepreneurial venture or a contribution to an existing entrepreneurial venture. Involves the creation of a venture development or business plan. Applicable to many kinds of new ventures, both private companies and social enterprises.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Angelique Mannella (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGPO 362

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2, U3 students only.

0-3 credits from the following:

  • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Concentrating on entrepreneurship and enterprise development, particular attention is given to the start-up, purchasing and management of small to medium-sized industrial firms. The focal point is in understanding the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs, resolving them, developing a business plan and the maximum utilization of the financial, marketing and human resources that make for a successful operation.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Peter Younkin (Fall) Michael M Avedesian (Winter)

  • MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Explores key concepts associated with social entrepreneurship and social innovation – the application of principles of entrepreneurship and innovation to solve social problems through social ventures, enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. Focuses on the social economy, including how the market system can be leveraged to create social value.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Laura Doering (Fall) Jocelyn Leitzinger (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2, U3 students only. Students cannot receive credits if they already received credits for MGPO 434.

  • ORGB 321 Leadership (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Leadership theories provide students with opportunities to assess and work on improving their leadership skills. Topics include: the ability to know oneself as a leader, to formulate a vision, to have the courage to lead, to lead creatively, and to lead effectively with others.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Melissa Sonberg, Miriam J Beaton (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: only BCom students require MGCR 222.

Faculty of Engineering—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)