With entrepreneurship increasingly becoming one of the key drivers of the new economy, Trent University has launched an innovative new postgraduate certificate program in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, providing students with a competitive edge and equipping them with the knowledge and experience needed to become successful innovators, entrepreneurs and change makers.
Offered at both Trent’s campuses in Peterborough and Durham, the program, which is now accepting students for fall 2016, is open to students who hold an undergraduate degree from any accredited university. Trent graduates can receive automatic entry into the program after completion of their undergraduate degree requirements.
“The postgraduate certificate in Marketing and Entrepreneurship is an excellent addition to Trent’s academic programming and is applicable to virtually every career path,” noted Dr. Marco Pollanen, chair of the Business Administration department at Trent. “Given the appetite for a more self-sustaining economy, Trent is right on the mark in offering students the opportunity to hone the practical skills that are required in the workforce.”
The intensive program, which can be taken full-time or part-time and completed in as little as one year, features courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, branding and advertising, and equips graduates with a foundational suite of skills to launch a business, pursue a passion for research and innovation, or increase marketability for potential employers.
“The development of innovative programming at Trent is paramount,” added Dr. Jackie Muldoon, provost and vice-president academic. “Modern and timely academic offerings such as the certificate in Marketing and Entrepreneurship is another example of the ways in which Trent is acclimatizing to ensure that it remains current.”
At Trent University, a growing commitment to entrepreneurship can be seen through the development, launch and growth of several initiatives. In addition to the new postgraduate certificate program in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Trent has announced plans to create a new Centre for Social Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, to cultivate student-led initiatives and start-ups by providing experiential and interdisciplinary learning opportunities, as well as access to mentors, partners and resources. In 2014, Trent also launched FastStart, an entrepreneurial training partnership designed to increase entrepreneurship skills and awareness for students. In partnership with several other academic institutions and community organizations, FastStart enables students to access resources, mentors, programs and services learn how to launch their own business or enterprise. To learn more about Trent’s commitment to entrepreneurship, read the Entrepreneurship Edition of Showcase.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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