A Master of Business Administration from UCW will help budding entrepreneurs take advantage of new sustainable agricultural growth strategies in B.C. to carve out their own unique business ventures. For example, the provincial government is spending millions of dollars on Buy Local programs to promote seafood, agricultural products and nursery plants.
Today, Master of Business Administration graduates, such as those at University Canada West, need to understand how digital innovation is driving business collaborations. For example, Sun Life Financial has forged a partnership with MaRS Discovery District, one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs, based in Toronto. Together, they are educating startups about how to use digital solutions to better meet clients’ needs and changing expectations.
Armed with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University Canada West, alumni are positioned well to benefit from business accelerators such as District Ventures. The Calgary-based company provides fledgling entrepreneurs with access to a wide range of advisers, who specialize in everything from finance to packaging to strategy, and connect budding entrepreneurs to mentors.
MBA programs such as UCW’s, start-up funding organizations and fundraising platforms such as Generosity.com are helping young entrepreneurs such as Squamish’s Nelson Languedoc develop innovative high tech ventures. Languedoc has conceived of an app that brings freelancers and prospective customers together in a unique online job forum.
Acquiring an MBA at a Canadian institution such as University Canada West can help budding entrepreneurs transform innovative ideas into products and businesses that fulfill previously unrecognized needs. UV Couture, a Canadian company that designs and manufactures clothing designed to protect us from skin cancer, exemplifies such innovation.