At UCW, MBA students learn about federal and private programs aimed at helping start-up companies secure a financial boost. Thinking Capital, a privately owned online company in Montreal, is one such financier. It provides Canadian owned companies that have been in business for at least six months and have average monthly sales of $7,000 or more with financing ranging from $5,000 to $300,000.
Less than a year ago, Google Canada teamed up with the Canadian news industry to make news quickly retrievable on smartphones using AMP-designed web pages. Thanks to this innovation, we can access news in the blink of an eye on our smartphones.
University Canada West students would do well to stay up on new studies about small business’ digital presence. It could help them formulate innovative business and marketing plans down the road. For example, a new report by business directory Yellow Pages Canadian says small businesses’ digital presence is very lackluster and they’re paying big time for it.
It takes foresight to be able to perceive, as Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort did, that a burgeoning public interest in mountain biking in the 1990s could be transformed into a multi-billion dollar recreational industry. At University Canada West, Master of Business Administration students develop that kind of foresight through the program’s business and executive education, and corporate training.
Electrovaya, an Ontario-based lithium-ion battery manufacturing company run by a university professor, exemplifies the exciting entrepreneurship a University Canada West Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA) could spark in the program’s graduates. The business acumen and executive education they’d get could lead them to replicate Electrovaya’s success in today’s highly competitive global business environment.