Industry placements and entrepreneurship
The Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) has developed strong ties to businesses and organizations, both within our local communities and around the globe. These connections provide great benefits for our students including opportunities for internships, capstone projects and research collaborations, both locally and abroad.
Our strong industry partnerships lead to a greater awareness of the quality of our graduates. Many industries actively recruit our graduates because they know they are educated to their own recommended standards.
FBIT’s globally connected faculty members provide a number of close connections to many successful businesses from around the world. Our close partnerships in Europe, Asia and South America offer exciting international opportunities for our students.
We believe our students will be the architects of the new economy – the creators, visionaries and entrepreneurs who will create the goods and services of the future. We endeavour to promote entrepreneurism to our students, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our Entrepreneurship major prepares students to start their own businesses, enabling them to gain extensive knowledge of management with a focus on the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship.
Our Bachelor of Commerce degree emphasizes strong entrepreneurship components, including courses such as:
- Management of the Enterprise
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Advanced Entrepreneurship
Our Game Development and Entrepreneurship program is designed to provide students with expertise in the field of game design and technology, but is unique in that its core value is entrepreneurship. The curriculum allows graduates to quickly advance their careers by having the knowledge and skills they need in business and management to facilitate rewarding employment in existing opportunities or entrepreneurial ventures. Many of our graduates have gone on to start up their own gaming companies.
Students majoring in our other program areas have the opportunity to minor in Entrepreneurship.
We are also proud to run our Business Incubator, a two-semester, for-credit program open to upper-year FBIT students.
In addition, we have a close connection with international entrepreneurial startup companies that have provided our students with exciting internship opportunities. Many of our own professors are also entrepreneurs themselves.