Non-profit and Social Entrepreneurship
Non-profits and voluntary organizations employ 12 percent of Canada’s workforce and contribute $75.9 billion to the nation’s economy. These numbers continue to grow as business approaches are being used to talk about social issues like poverty or the environment. This means there is an increasing demand for business graduates in this sector. Students who choose this stream could get jobs as government policy analysts or sustainability specialists.
In partnership with the Micah Centre, Leder students can obtain a Certificate in Micah Studies. This program offers excellent education and experience towards preparing students for work in the area of justice and international development, as well as other careers related to Christian ministry or justice issues.
In addition to the required general courses for a BCom, students specializing in Non-profit and Social Entrepreneurship can take the following:
The timing of the program is very flexible, so you can plan your schedule to fit your needs. Most students choose to take several business courses and then complete many foundation and breadth courses in the first year. This is to give them greater flexibility in their second or third year to participate in an exchange at one of our partner institutions around the globe. Every student is assigned a faculty advisor to help with course selection throughout their program.
Program advising streams are carefully selected groups of courses designed to prepare students for employment and professional study in areas of interest to them.