Courses in this specialization have attitudinal, conceptual and skill objectives, and are designed for proactive individuals who intend to create their own jobs in small, medium or large organizations. Entrepreneurship involves the pursuit of opportunities beyond currently existing resources and the building of growing business organizations.
The Schulich entrepreneurial studies program is focused on growing both firms and family businesses. The increasing importance of growing small and medium-size enterprises as the primary job creators in national economies is part of a global trend that is no less significant than the development of economic free trade zones, the advent of new communications technologies or the internationalization of business. The significance of family firms in the Canadian economy is evident from the fact that they constitute 65% of all businesses in the country.
Schulich graduates specializing in entrepreneurial studies have started their own businesses or followed alternate career paths leading to: owner and/or manager of a small or medium-size enterprise; heir to a family firm; professional manager in a family business; manager in a larger organization doing business with smaller entrepreneurial firms (e.g. a chartered bank or manufacturer using subcontractors, economic development agencies, etc.).
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Entrepreneurial studies faculty members have a wealth of experience in the entrepreneurial sector as consultants, advisors, board members, venture capitalists, financing and marketing experts, economic development officers and most importantly, as entrepreneurs. They have published numerous articles and technical monographs and are sought after frequently by the media to comment on economic or business issues. Current research involves banking, governance in small to medium-size enterprises, family business issues, financing growing firms, strategic alliances, and reputation management.
|Eileen Fischer||Professor of Marketing |
Anne and Max Tannenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Director, Entrepreneurial Studies Program
Director, PhD Program
|Douglas Cumming||Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies|
Ontario Research Chair in Economics and Cross Cultural Studies
|James L. Darroch||Associate Professor of Strategic Management/Policy|
Director, Financial Services Program
|Yuval Deutsch||Associate Professor of Strategic Management/Policy and Entrepreneurial Studies|
|Peter Fenwick||Sessional Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies|
|Laurence Ginsberg||Sessional Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies|
|Sofia Johan||Sessional Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies|
|Kelly LeCouvie||Sessional Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies|
|Moren Levesque||Professor of Operations Management & Information Systems|
|Greg Milavsky||Sessional Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies|
|Theodore Peridis||Associate Professor of Strategic Management/Policy|
Chair, Strategic Management/Policy Area
|Steve Pulver||Sessional Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies|