International High-Impact Entrepreneurship Semester

Pilot program launch postponed until Summer 2021: Following information and advice about COVID-19 from regional and provincial health officers concerning the need to promote social distancing, we and our international partners have made the difficult decision to push back the launch of this exciting program until next year.

While the interest in the program was high, we recognize the need to prioritize the health and safety of our students and global community.  

We are thankful for everyone's help and support creating this program and the incredible enthusiasm we received. While this was not an easy decision to make, we continue to be committed to this program's successful launch and the partners within this unique, global consortium of changemakers and entrepreneurs.

SFU continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and helpful information can be found on the FAQs page.

We appreciate your understanding. Please keep this opportunity in mind for your summer 2021 planning!

A once in a life time educational experience combining entrepreneurial thought with international teams and global impact

Addressing the largest social challenges facing our world (climate change, access to health care, aging pollution, social isolation, etc.) will take deep understanding of challenges, empathy, teamwork, systems, context and often international collaboration.  It will also take international friends and networks who can provide local connections, insights and context.  That’s often hard to come by in educational experiences…until now!

The Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, together with fellow Ashoka Changemaker campus and other social innovation leaders Hangyang University (S. Korea), SPJIMR (India) and Arizona State University (US) will be coming together at SFU to pilot a  new kind of international experience: an intensive, condensed experience to unleash the empathetic, resilient and internationally minded entrepreneurial thinkers of the future. 

Each school will select 10 students to participate in an intensive six week experience right on Burnaby campus, taught by leading faculty members from each university.  

When?

Mid-June until the end of July: 2 weeks of online team-work followed by an intensive in person experience.

Who can participate? 

The program is open to impact-focused and entrepreneurially-minded students from all faculties.  Participants need an upper division writing credit. 

What credits?

Selected participants will received credit for the following courses, 13 credits total. Pre-requisites include an upper division writing course from any faculty.  These courses count toward the electives and capstone of the Charles Chang Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and toward the Beedie concentration in I&E as well as the the international course requirement.

BUS 453 Sustainable Innovation (3 credits, I&E elective) online 

BUS 494 (3 credits, counts as one international business course toward graduation) International Social Innovation in-person taught by faculty from SPJIMR

BUS 495 (3 credits, counts as and I&E Concentration and Certificate elective) Empathy and Impact in-person taught by faculty from Hanyang.

BUS 477 (4 credits) Startup Experience in-person taught by faculty from SFU

Course substitutes will be discussed if students have already taken one of the above courses

How much? 

While students will still pay regular Beedie course fees per credit, additional program costs will be covered by a Dean’s award in International Impact

How do I apply? 

Applications will be open until February 28th, 2020 (early application will be considered during selection)

You can apply here.  

When?

Mid-June until the end of July.

Who can participate? 

The program is open to impact-focused and entrepreneurially-minded students from all faculties.  Specific requirements include:

1.       An upper division writing course with a minimum C- grade (BUS 360W-4 for BUS students and upper division W for non-BUS students)  

2.       Students must have 45 units to access the program courses

3.       Students must be in Good Academic Standing at SFU and if a Beedie student, able to enroll in UD BUS courses (ie. Meet our continuance average)

Students who do not meet these requirements may email Dr. Sarah Lubik (sarah_lubik@sfu.ca) for more information on diverse entry requirements.

What credits?

Selected participants will received credit for the following courses, 13 credits total. Pre-requisites include an upper division writing course from any faculty.  These courses count toward the electives and capstone of the Charles Chang Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

BUS 491 (3 credit) Introduction to Social Venturing online taught by faculty from Arizona State

BUS 492 (3 credits) International Social Innovation in-person taught by faculty from SPJIMR

BUS 493 (3 credits) Empathy and Impact in-person taught by faculty from Hanyang.

BUS 477 (4 credits) Startup Experience in-person taught by faculty from SFU

How do I apply? 

You can apply through this link

Meet the Faculty

Professor Richard Filley

Specialties: On-line Entrepreneurship Education

Lead social entrepreneurship faculty- ‘Technology Entrepreneurship & Management (TEM)’ program (ASU)

Coached teams to win 2012 Microsoft U.S. Imagine Cup and world’s top-ranked undergraduate team in the 2012 Dell Social Innovation Challenge (and many more)

Selected as a “community hero” by the Valley of the Sun United Way, carried Olympic Torch

Startup Entrepreneur

Dr. Sarah Lubik

Specialties: Team-work and Entrepreneurial Mindset

Director of Entrepreneurship, SFU

Exec. Director of the Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship

Innovation Leader, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Government of Canada)

TD Canada Distinguished Teacher Award-winner

Technology Entrepreneur and Startup Founder

Professor Hyun S. Shin

Specialties: Social Innovation & Empathy
Associate Vice President of International Affairs, Hanyang University
Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Business
Director of Social Innovation Lab, School of Business
Director of Impact Business Research Center (IBRC), School of Business 

Professor Suranjan Das

Specialties: Design Thinking & Quantitative Methods

Professor & Group head, Quantitative Methods & Design Thinking, SPJain

Consistently ranked in top 5% amongst the faculty for last 20 years on the basis of 360-degree feedback, in core and elective courses, across different programs - both national & international

More on the program partners:

The Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship (CIE), SFU: SFU is Canadian leader in interdisciplinary, hands-on entrepreneurship education in high impact areas such as health technology, clean energy, community health and sustainable design, and how of the most inclusive, and comprehensive ecosystem of entrepreneurship support in Canada. The Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business provides a home for all interdisciplinary entrepreneurship capability creation activities at SFU, partner with pre-university partners through to entrepreneurship in and between all faculties and early stage incubation. 

Relevant Specialty:  At the Chang Institute, students come from everywhere, from psychology to computer science to business and more, to create interdisciplinary teams building real solutions to real challenges. SFU is a global leader in interdisciplinary collaboration and team-work, including building culture and trust. 

Arizona State University (ASU): Now the leading innovation school in the United States, ASU creates ways for students to get the most out of their time at the university, whether it's using technology creatively or providing unique research and funding opportunities. ASU was also one of the first Ashoka Changemaker Campuses.

Relevant Specialty: ASU is an international leader in creating scaleable, online entrepreneurship education. 

Hanyang University: The founding spirit of Hanyang University is to educate and train students to understand and to love one another, based upon virtues of diligence, honesty, humility and service, to heighten the noble spirit of learning, and to become men and women who work not only for themselves but also for the nation and its people, and further, for all mankind.

Relevant Specialty: Deeply connected to Ashoka fellows, Hanyang as shown significant leadership in developing programming around storytelling and empathy for social change. 

SPJIMR: SPJIMR’s mission is to Influence Practice and Promote Value-based Growth. It builds on this mission through pedagogic innovations and pioneering programmes, carving a distinctive path in management education. 

Relevant specialty: SPJIMR has acquired the reputation of meeting societal needs of under-managed sectors by offering unique, purposeful and relevant initiatives and has unique expertise at engaging stakeholder and introducing students to challenges on the ground