Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

A hub of thought leadership in innovation, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group brings together researchers and lecturers from across the Sauder School to develop synergies in their work and improve teaching. The group enables joint research endeavours, enhances curriculum development and hosts research seminars, talks, workshops and conferences. Maintaining strong connections with external stakeholders, the group builds strong bonds with corporate and academic partners.

Entrepreneurship in action

Entrepreneurship involves disruptive thinking and action, which are relevant not only to the creation of new ventures, but also to bring change and growth to existing companies. Many graduates of Sauder’s entrepreneurship programs have founded their own ventures or have joined fast-growing early-stage businesses, while others have acted as intrapreneurs, applying the tool kit of the entrepreneur to make an impact with more established firms.

Programs at Sauder

Sauder offers a wide and growing range of credit courses in entrepreneurship for students across the BCom and MBA programs. Sauder also offers many non-credit courses - open to students, alumni, faculty and staff - designed to help entrepreneurial development and accelerate the creation of viable commercial and social ventures.



BCom in Entrepreneurship

This is a very applied and experiential program, building on solid conceptual foundations. 

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MBA in Entrepreneurship

A program designed for budding entrepreneurs to kick-start new business ventures.

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Non-credit Programs

A range of programs for students, alumni, faculty and staff to develop as entrepreneurs.

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entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) is a unique program that delivers an unprecedented combination of education, venture creation, and seed funding to maximize the number of successful ventures coming out of UBC. e@UBC’s entrepreneurship initiatives range from access to a vast alumni mentor network, to specifically tailored accelerator workshops for high school and university students — all delivered with the same standard of excellence that participants would expect from a world-class university. e@UBC’s mission is to “inspire and encourage entrepreneurial thinking to create innovative commercial and social ventures.”

Student clubs

There are a variety of entrepreneurship-focused clubs at the Sauder School and UBC, including EnactusUBC Social Enterprise Club, and UBC eProjects. Their goal is to build a network of peers who share a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurial careers

Training in entrepreneurial thinking and skills is not just for the “hero founder” of a new company. These skills are in high demand by recently created companies that are seeking the right types of people to help them grow quickly, and also by Fortune 500 companies with innovation and growth agendas.

Careers for BComs
Careers for MBAs & MMs