Continuing & Professional Education

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development

Earn a Microcredential

Courses for everyone 3

The Entre­pre­neur­ship and New Ven­ture Devel­op­ment Micro­cre­den­tial is designed for those inter­est­ed in start­ing their own busi­ness and becom­ing suc­cess­ful entre­pre­neurs. Through a set of three prac­ti­cal and hands-on cours­es, you will gain tech­ni­cal knowl­edge relat­ed to busi­ness start-ups, explore fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and under­stand legal con­sid­er­a­tions to take into account when start­ing a business.

You also learn about con­tract nego­ti­a­tions, fran­chis­ing, mar­ket­ing strate­gies, and devel­op­ing and pre­sent­ing a busi­ness plan.


Three courses, 21 hours each.

Be ready to start your own business.

Relevant and applicable skills and knowledge.

Earn a Microcredential
in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
  • Can be completed in 3 months
  • Pay as you go
  • Start today – no need to apply for admission
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep