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VENT 1831 - Growing a Business

Venture Development Centre Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

​This course focuses on growing your business for a profitable future. Entrepreneurs face different issues growing the business that they didn’t face at the start-up stage. A wide range of challenges faces the entrepreneur at this stage of the business. This course will focus on the practical skills used in a growth company environment by the entrepreneur. Topics will include all aspects of managing, marketing, operating, setting systems and processes, quality control and administering the venture during this critical stage. It will include identifying growth problems as well as offering practical real-world solutions for implementation





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 45446

Wed Sep 11 - Wed Nov 27 12 Weeks

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Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim




  1. There is no text book required.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Gravity why.


This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 29 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the role and need for growth in an organization.
  • Discuss growth problems and critical success factors for a firm.
  • Identify the strategic options facing a growing business.
  • Identify important factors for the operation and growth of a business.
  • Discuss the options for implementing strategy in a growing business.
  • Develop operations strategies including productivity, efficiency, and profitability.
  • Identify strategic partners appropriate and accessible to a growth company and understand basic pros and cons of types of partners.
  • Discuss human resource factors for implementing including leadership, work measurement, motivation, and corporate structure.
  • Identify entrepreneurial traits required to champion successful company growth.
  • Evaluate trends that can impact growth and sustainability.
  • Develop plans to successfully embrace the future of the business.

Effective as of Fall 2018


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