SGPS 9102: New Venture Creation

Looking to gain insight into what it takes to succeed at creating a startup? This course covers the stages of creating a new business, from searching to commercializing new ideas. Working on collaborative teams, seek out new business opportunities and develop a pitch for your new venture.

Hosted by:

  • Dr. Simon Parker, sparker@ivey.ca

Recommended Audience:

  • Graduate Students

Learning Outcomes:

  • Search for new opportunities, identify the problem, propose coherent solutions and develop a portfolio of opportunities
  • Apply strategies to solve problems that arise in unstructured situations in new businesses
  • Plan the next steps during the setup and startup of a business once an opportunity is sufficiently developed
  • Devise strategies to address the challenges of growing a new business beyond the startup stage 

What to Expect:

  • The course will appear on the transcripts of enrolled students with a Pass/Fail notation but will not affect the student's academic average
  • The course may count towards degree program course requirements with permission from the student's department

Dates Offered:

  • Mondays, January 7 to April 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
For questions regarding SGPS graduate courses contact: Julie Kaiser, jkaiser4@uwo.ca Doctoral Professional Development Coordinator, SGPS