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The BEST Certificate

Certificate Requirements

To fulfil the certificate requirements, students must take one 3-credit course from the Innovation, Communication, Design, Professionalism and Tech Project themes AND must take all the courses in the Business and Law themes. Note that the Business courses would be counted as complementary studies.

ThemeSkill Outcome
1. InnovationAppreciation for innovation and problem-solving
2. CommunicationEffective communication strategies to convey often complex problems and solutions
3. DesignAwareness and implementation of design thinking principles
4. ProfessionalismIntegrity, professionalism and ethics in business
5. Tech ProjectUtilizing technology to solve problems
6. LawUnderstanding and applying law tools like intellectual property and contracts
7. BusinessFundamental business principles for success and sustainability
8. Experiential(optional)Opportunities for experiential entrepreneurship

B. Eng

Disciplinary / Covered in B.Eng Program

Innovation

Choose 1

LE/ENG 1101 4.0

Design

Choose 1

LE/ENG 1102 4.0
LE/CIVL 2000 3.0
LE/EECS 2311 3.0
LE/MECH 2412 3.0
LE/MECH 3401 2.0
LE/ESSE 4360 3.0
LE/ESSE 4361 3.0
LE/ESSE 4600 3.0
LE/ESSE 4620 3.0

Communication

Choose 1

LE/ENG 2003 3.0
LE/ENG 2360 3.0
LE/ENG 2361 3.0

Professionalism

Choose 1

LE/ENG 3000 3.0

Tech Project

Choose 1

LE/ENG 4000 6.0
LE/CIVL 4000 6.0

Cross-Disciplinary

Business

All 3 Required

SB/ENTR 3400 3.0*
(F TERM ONLY)
SB/ENTR 3600 3.0*
(W TERM ONLY)
SB/ENTR 4500 3.0*
(W TERM ONLY)

Law

Required

LW/LAW 3591 3.0*
(F & W TERMS)

Experiential

Optional

LE/TECL 3033 3.0
BEST Co-op

*ENTR 3400, 3600, 4500 and/or LAW 3591M can count toward the B.Eng Complementary Studies requirement (not as a humanities/social science course though).

BSc & BA (Hons)

Disciplinary / Covered in BSc/BA (Hons) Program

Innovation

Choose 1

LE/TECL 1500 3.0
LE/EECS 1012 3.0
LE/EECS 1015 3.0

Design

Choose 1

LE/EECS 2311 3.0
LE/EECS 3311 3.0
LE/ESSE 2630 3.0
LE/ESSE 4660 3.0

Professionalism

Choose 1

LE/EECS 3000 3.0
LE/ESSE 4000 6.0

Tech Project

Choose 1

LE/EECS 4080 3.0
LE/EECS 4088 6.0
LE/EECS 4090 6.0
LE/EECS 4700 6.0
LE/ESSE 4000 6.0

Cross-Disciplinary

Communications

Required

AP/CMDS 1000 6.0*

Business

All 3 Required

SB/ENTR 3400 3.0*
(F TERM ONLY)
SB/ENTR 3600 3.0*
(W TERM ONLY)
SB/ENTR 4500 3.0*
(W TERM ONLY)

Law

Required

LW/LAW 3591 3.0*
(F & W TERMS)

Experiential

Optional

LE/TECL 3033 3.0
BEST Co-op

*ENTR 3400, 3600, 4500 and/or LAW 3591M can count toward the BSc Non-Science Requirement and AP/CMDS 1000 can count towards Outside Major Requirement.

Enrolment Details

If you would like to enrol in the BEST Certificate at no cost, please fill out this form using the application for entry to the BEST Certificate. It will ensure you receive the latest information about course options, and experiential learning opportunities.

Note: Upon submitting the BEST Certificate Entry application, you are accepted to the BEST Certificate program and can pursue taking the courses.

Graduation Details

If you have taken all the required courses for the BEST Certificate and you are graduating, you will need to complete the Graduation Form for BEST Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship.

Have Questions?

Drop by the BEST Lab (Bergeron Centre, Room 215) or email Maedeh Sedaghat (Program Manager, BEST) at maedeh@yorku.ca

Enrolment in the Law 3591M Course:

If you would like to enrol in this course, please fill out the Law 3591M Enrolment Request Form for the Fall/Winter 2023/24.

Please note that the enrolment for this course is managed internally, so make sure to submit the form and we will be in touch with you to grant you permission to enrol.

About Certificate Courses

ENTR 3400 
Business Essentials for Technology Entrepreneurs I (poster)

ENTR 3400
Business Essentials for Technology Entrepreneurs I

ENTR 3600
Business Essentials for Technology Entrepreneurs II (poster)

ENTR 3600
Business Essentials for Technology Entrepreneurs II

ENTR 4500
Entrepreneurship & Technology Ventures (poster)

ENTR 4500
Entrepreneurship & Technology Ventures

LAW 3591M
Legal Values: Commercializing IP (poster)

LAW 3591M
Legal Values: Commercializing IP

TECL 1500
Innovation & Creativity (poster)

TECL 1500
Innovation & Creativity

TECL 3033
International Entrepreneurship Immersion (poster)

TECL 3033
International Entrepreneurship Immersion

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