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Entrepreneurship

Get started on your own venture

Students in the entrepreneurial stream gain the technical and business experience in a new venture creation. In place of two technical electives, you will take the Starting Lean and New Venture courses from the School of Business Administration.

This stream is perfect for anyone looking to start their own for-profit business or social enterprise. Whether you have an idea already, or want to work through an idea during your time at Dal, this program will equip you with the tools to make it happen.

Get out of the classroom

The goal of this stream is to get you out of the classroom and into real-world customer discovery. Beyond the technical skills, you will work on the practical, hands-on learnings around what it takes to actually start a scalable company or enterprise. 

For support, in addition to the MACS program advisors from both the Faculty of Computer Science and the Rowe School of Business, ShiftKey Labs - our ICT sandbox and pre-incubator - will provide you with space, extra resources and advice to help you through this venture.

A vibrant local network

Startups are a critical component to the strength of local economies and our alumni are doing their part. Halifax is home to many support networks that will help you get started, including our network of alumni.

Nova Scotia supports international entrepreneurs

To attract, retain, and support entrepreneurs, Nova Scotia has launched an International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream. This provides immigration opportunity for students who have graduated from a Nova Scotia university and have started their own business. Learn more about the benefits of this once you've completed your entrepreneurship stream in MACS.

Entrepreneurship Stream (Possible Schedule)
Term 1 Mobile Computing
  CS Elective 1
  Starting Lean
Term 2 Data Management, Warehousing, and Analytics
  CS Elective 2
  New Venture Creation
Term 3 Written and Oral Communication Skills
  CS Elective 3
  CS Elective 4
Term 4 Entrepreneurship Work Term
Final Deliverable Presentation