Our complementary option in entrepreneurship is designed to be combined with any other program option at the Telfer School. This program will help you develop skills that are necessary to contribute to a new venture creation, a high-growth enterprise, or an innovative existing organization. Whether you want to lead your own enterprise, work in a family business, or manage growth in an established company, our goal is to stimulate, inspire and prepare you to do so.  

*The complementary option in entrepreneurship only appears on the transcript and not on your university diploma.

Sample Courses

The Entrepreneurial Society, New Venture Creation, Strategic Entrepreneurship, Management of Innovation 

Experiential Learning

Complement your classroom experience with some of our many entrepreneurship competitions, clubs and events.


Telfer Entrepreneurs' Club


Keep up to date with entrepreneurship events at Telfer and at the University of Ottawa’s Entrepreneurship Hub.


Elevator Pitch Competition
Have your business idea Rise to the Top! Cash prize and networking opportunities. Sign up for the Elevator Pitch Competition.

Startup Weekend
Connect with students across all faculties to encourage and promote entrepreneurship. Learn more about the Startup Weekend.

Startup Garage
Provides three essential ingredients to accelerate your venture over the summer term: cash, space and support. Check out the Startup Garage.