The MBET program equips students with the business knowledge, skills, and experience to move ideas and innovations into commercial practice. In MBET, students take core business courses such as marketing, finance, and accounting; however, course content and delivery is focused on the entrepreneurship process. Students also take courses in innovation and technology management, as well as certificates in technical sales and management consulting.
Experiential, hands-on learning
Entrepreneurial experience is embedded in the MBET curriculum through several practical components which provide context and hands-on application for classroom learning. To support this active learning, the program is delivered in an integrated format, with material from all nine courses delivered at the time that it is most relevant to the entrepreneurial process. This supports the MBET philosophy of learning to solve problems and achieve goals, rather than addressing hypothetical problems that might occur in the future.
The MBET learning environment is collaborative and dynamic, favouring workshop-style classes, group projects, and an emphasis on individualized mentorship through guest speakers, events, and entrepreneurs-in-residence. Students are surrounded by entrepreneurial peers working to advance their own ventures, in a highly supportive and energetic atmosphere.
Following the MBET program, students are well prepared to launch an entrepreneurial career; alumni commonly start and run their own companies, work for startups, act as consultants, find roles within the entrepreneurship ecosystem, or join larger companies in innovative roles. Like the program itself, career paths are highly individualized, and for that reason, the program does not provide placement in specific roles as is typical in traditional MBA programs.
Students graduate with a strong network developed through the program’s experiential components, and a versatile skill set that prepares them to find, evaluate, and pursue opportunities while building an entrepreneurial career according to their interests and skills.