The Aboriginal Entrepreneurship program is a business development program designed to provide prospective entrepreneurs the skills, knowledge, and background they need to start a business. The program provides structural supports to students to help them develop their own business ideas. By the end of the program, a student will have researched and analyzed the viability of their business ideas and created a detailed business plan suitable to support business loan applications. They will also have learnt a process they can use to investigate the viability of future business ideas.
Current business owners looking to expand operations and employees responsible for supporting business development will also find the program beneficial. Current business owners who wish to focus on specific areas of their business operations may take individual courses in their area of interest.
The program is proud of its aboriginal content and the fact that it provides opportunities for all students to develop a better understanding of the aboriginal business context and aboriginal business community within their area. The aboriginal entrepreneur benefits from the increased focus on the aboriginal context and the fact the model parallels that of aboriginal business development models. Graduates are referred to business incubators and business networks, especially those within the aboriginal business community.
Online Courses Available through E-Campus Alberta: To make the program accessible to students from anywhere who want to study at times suited to their lifestyle, the program is offered online in an anytime/anywhere format.