Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Entrepreneurship and Innovation are vital to economic development, wealth creation, and societal well-being.

Dynamic socioeconomic systems encourage and support the creation of new businesses and social enterprises, as well as the entrepreneurial renewal of and innovation in existing organizations. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation major aims to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Our curriculum is complemented with co-curricular activities organized via entrepreneurship HUB (eHUB).

Develop an entrepreneurial mindset

  1. Identify and evaluate business opportunities, mobilize resources, and create an organization;
  2. Manage the transition from an entrepreneurial start-up to a more complex business entity;
  3. Understand how entrepreneurship can spur economic growth, as well as help solve social problems and revitalize existing organizations (from for-profit, to non-profit and governmental).

Take what you learn and run with it

  1. Create, own and/or manage a business venture or social enterprise;
  2. Become an innovative member of an existing business or organization;
  3. Facilitate entrepreneurship and innovation as a management consultant or service provider (technology transfer agency, accelerator, government agency).

Is an Entrepreneurship and Innovation major right for you?

With this specialization, students will develop more informed answers to such career-defining questions as, "Do I have what it takes to become an entrepreneur?", "Do I want to launch a new venture to solve a major social or economic problem?", "How do I create and build a new entrepreneurial organization?", and/or, "How do I foster an entrepreneurial orientation within a new or existing firm?"

The Alberta School of Business also houses the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise– a globally-leading research centre dedicated to studying and disseminating knowledge of family business. Our global presence also ensures our students receive a globally-based education. 

We're here to help!

Prospective Students

Book a virtual appointment or email an advisor at bcominfo@ualberta.ca

Current Students

Book a virtual appointment or email ugradbus@ualberta.ca