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Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Entrepreneurship


Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration – Entrepreneurship Major at Thompson Rivers University

Developing the entrepreneurial abilities and spirit of Canadians is critical in generating a dynamic economy that can compete globally and provide a growing standard of living. The risks of owning a small business are significant and the hours are generally quite long, but there is no better feeling than that which comes from launching a successful new business venture and being respected by one’s fellow citizens for making a contribution to the local community. 

Opportunities for new venture creation in Canada are very good due to a vibrant economy, a stable political environment, and close proximity to the US market. For creative people with a strong work ethic and a lower aversion to risk, a career as an entrepreneur may be the right choice.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years
Intake: September / May / January
Tuition Fee:
  • C$7,320/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • C$8,912/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • each additional credit: C$531 (fall/winter) C$610 (summer)
Location: Kamloops, Canada


After graduation, it is hoped that many Entrepreneurship Majors at Thompson Rivers University will start-up their own ventures after acquiring some valuable industry experience and saving needed equity capital. A few will also return home to work in the family firm with the hope of eventually taking over.

Typical Job Titles

  • Small Business Owner
  • Franchisee (Canadian Tire, McDonald’s)
  • Commercial Lending Officer
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Small Business Consultant
  • Director, University Business Incubator

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

Tatiana Fedotova, Events Co-ordinator

Courses included

  • Professional Selling
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Finance
  • New Product Development
  • New Venture Creation
  • Small Business Management
  • Taxation for Decision-Making
  • Market Research
  • Human Resource Planning and Staffing
  • E-Commerce