Applied Diploma in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Institute Name : Tamwood (Vocational + Internship)

Course Name : Applied Diploma in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Course Type : Skills

Education Level : 3

Duration : 56 Weeks, 64 Weeks

Method of Delivery : Classroom Plus Work Place

Pre Requirements : Age: 19+, Secondary School Diploma, Skype Interview

Language Level : B2-C1

Visa Type : 24

Application Fee :

Academic Deposit :

Fees : $10700 CAN (56 Weeks), $11200 CAN (64 Weeks) Full

Intakes : Monthly

Course Description :

For Aspiring Entrepreneurs & Corporate Innovators

Learn how to develop and create a business idea that will iterate and evolve, while gaining the skills and knowledge needed to launch and run a successful business with the Applied Diploma in Innovation & Entrepreneurship program. Each module takes the foundations learned in the core Innovation & Business Ideation course and puts a real-life operations, sales & marketing, financial management, or communications lens, on the business idea you and your classmates have decided to pursue.

With Practicum:
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship program gives you the option to participate in a practicum. This includes the advantage of Canadian startup experience through a 160-hour practicum with one of our startup partner organizations. You will get to experience and learn things firsthand by partaking in roles and responsibilities where you will apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in the program.

Course Breakdown

Course 1: Innovation & Business Ideation

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course 2: Marketing for Startups & Product Launches

# of Weeks: 8

# of Hours: 160

Course 3: Global Business Strategies

# of Weeks: 8

# of Hours: 160

Course 4: Execution & Management

# of Weeks: 8

# of Hours: 160

Course 5: Financial Management

# of Weeks: 8

# of Hours: 160

Course 6: Business Communications

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Optional Practicum Module

# of Weeks: 8

# of Hours: 160

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program you will be able to:

  • • Develop a business idea that is aligned with your passion and personal values
  • • Create a prototype/Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to validate a business idea
  • • Create customer user profiles
  • • Develop a sales process
  • • Create a marketing plan that corresponds with sales goals
  • • Identify the opportunities and challenges of a business model through a global perspective
  • • Hire, fire, and most importantly, retain employees
  • • Manage both human and capital resources
  • • Communicate with your accounting team and understand the elements of financial statements
  • • Define key financial and startup metrics to measure growth and traction
  • • Develop and manage a comprehensive cash-flow budget
  • • Develop your fundraising strategy
  • • Understand the fundamentals of capital raising and how to pitch your idea to potential funders and investors
  • • Identify the legal needs of your startup and start planning an IP strategy
  • • Operate as an effective team leader
  • • Communicate through empathy and leadership with business stakeholders, such as investors, employees, and potential customers

Minimum Age: 19 Years

You have completed: Minimum one academic year post-secondary studies; or 24 months of work experience in any field.

Language Skills: International students must demonstrate Level 5 English with Tamwood Careers’ online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B2, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 46-59, Cambridge FCE (C), Tamwood Language Centre’s level 5  or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 193 is presented.

Students in the Applied Diploma with Practicum benefit from an 8 week (160 hours) internship in a Canadian startup. This unpaid practicum allows you to experience what it is like to work in the fast-paced and ever-changing startup environment. See how other entrepreneurs apply their skills to a new concept and help them launch and scale.