Aboriginal Entrepreneurship

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure 

Please note: We're not accepting applications for the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship program for 2020-2021 academic year.
Keyano College's Aboriginal Entrepreneurship program gives you the skills and knowledge that you need to start and develop your business ideas. By the end of the program, you'll have:
  • an understanding of the aboriginal business context and community;
  • learned a process to examine the viability of your business; and
  • created a detailed business plan to support business loan applications.

After you graduate, we'll refer you to business networks and incubators within the aboriginal business community.

Floyd's experience

Learn about Floyd's experience in the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship program.

Already a business owner?

If you're looking to expand and develop your current business, you can take courses that focus on your own business goals and operations.

Admission requirements

High school diploma (or equivalent)

You must have a high school diploma or equivalent to be eligible for the program.

Mature Students (21 years or older on the first day of classes or have been out of school for at least three consecutive years)

You can apply with a recommendation from your current employer, oil sands industry, or other workplace experience, or based on your current entrepreneurial ventures.

Program Interview

All applicants must meet with the Chair to be accepted into the program, must have internet access and must have access to a computer capable of running business operating systems.

English Language Proficiency

  • TOEFL: iBT with a minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0
  • CAEL with a minimum score of 60
  • MELAB with a minimum score of 80

See our Credit Calendar for other ways that you can meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition and fees

Full Time Fees
 Full Time Fees  Domestic Students
Tuition *$1786.00
Health & Dental Fee $126.00
Registration Fee  $15.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92
Student Association Fee $104.16
Technology Fee $50.00
Wellness & Athletic Fee $30.00
Total **$2129.08
 Part Time Fees
 Part Time Fees Domestic Students
Tuition (per credit) $169.00
Registration Fee  $7.50
Student Association Building Fee $8.96
Student Association Fee $52.16
Technology Fee $15.00
Wellness & Athletic Fee $15.00


+$98.62 Fees

*The fee schedule may be subject to change without notice.  Tuition and related fees are set on an annual basis.  

**Lab fees if applicable have not been included in this amount.  For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar.

 Program Stucture

You can study the program online to learn anywhere and anytime to suit your lifestyle. You'll need access to the Internet and a computer that can run the program's applications. Mac laptops do not support the accounting software.

Program Structure
Course Course Title Credits
ABEN 100 Starting Your Own Business 3
ABEN 103 Communications 4
ABEN 106 Marketing for New Business Ventures 3
ABEN 109 Personal/Management Skills 3
ABEN 112 Finance for Aboriginal Business 3
ABEN 115
Small Business Accounting and
ABEN 118 Business Law 3
ABEN 121 Human Resource Issues 3
ABEN 124 E-Commerce for Small Business 2
ABEN 127 The Business Plan 1