Gain the latest knowledge and skills in business planning, operations, marketing, human resources, risk management, and finance for success as an entrepreneur.
Future Skills Grant Eligibility
Are you a domestic student currently residing in British Columbia?
The Future Skills Grant program may be able to cover your tuition and other eligible fees. Please check our website to determine your eligibility.
All other students may still register for this program through the course links below.
Are you interested in courses and programs for January 2024?
StrongerBC Future Skills Grant funding has been approved for midstream students who started their programs in Fall 2023 and wish to complete their programs in Winter 2024. If you're a midstream student, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated November 27, 2023
What you will learn
- Explore entrepreneurial thinking, motivations, attitudes and actions of entrepreneurs; through both “big picture” principles and messy, real world examples and hands-on applications.
- Learn basic operations of running a small business including bookkeeping procedures such as the double-entry system, and will become familiar with financial statements, accounting terms and concepts.
Bring it all together in Foundations of Business is a gamified business simulation where students assume the role of an entrepreneur pursuing their passion of selling clothing online and in their retail store. Through self-paced gameplay, instructional guides, presentations, and discussion topics, students learn important concepts from Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Health and Safety, Risk Management, and more.
What to expect
Classes may be offered face-to-face, fully online, or through a blended delivery model, by instructors who are working in a field related to the course content.
Instruction will emphasize practical skill and knowledge development through interactive and collaborative learning activities.
Fees and other costs
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* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's refund policy.