Academic Courses

Whether you’re studying chemistry, kinesiology, music, business or general arts – every student has the opportunity to taste Laurier Innovation + Entrepreneurship.

We encourage any student interested in learning more about entrepreneurship to register for an introductory entrepreneurship course. These courses are designed to give students the skills to identify new venture opportunities, evaluate the viability of a new venture, and understand the skills required to effectively setup, grow, and manage new a business.

Do you have a great idea that you’re ready to take to the next level?  Roll up your sleeves, stick your shovel in the ground, and start building your business in the Laurier LaunchPad at the Communitech Hub. After taking one of the fall courses you can apply to enter our Laurier Launchpad program where you’ll have access to expert advice, mentorship, and a great network of local entrepreneurs.


After completing either the Entrepreneurship Core or the Social Entrepreneurship Option, students can apply to join LaunchPad. LaunchPad now has two phases:


In LaunchPad Start, participants work with mentors to validate their idea, achieve product-solution fit, build an MVP, and acquire their first customer. If the business proves to have legs, participants can continue on the the second phase of LaunchPad:


In LaunchPad Scale, participants build and grow their business with the support of Laurier’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and a network of expert business consultants.

Please refer to the graduate & undergraduate academic calendars for more information.

Undergraduate Courses:

BU111: Intro to Business Organization & BU121: Functional Areas of the Organization

***these courses incorporate the BDO New Venture Competition and the PepsiCo Pitch Competition

SC200: Entrepreneurship in Science

SE200: How to Change the World: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

SE300: Entrepreneurship for Arts Students

MU301: Entrepreneurship for Music Students

BU311: Entrepreneurship & New Ventures

SE400: Capstone Course in Social Entrepreneurship

BU440: New Venture Creation

BU461r: Social Entrepreneurship

BU480: Startup Fund Practicum

Bachelor of Business Technology Management (Brantford)

Graduate Courses:

BU611: Entrepreneurship for MBAs

SK632b: Entrepreneurship for Social Workers

BU690: Startup Fund Practicum