This two-year Ontario College Diploma program will provide the student with the concepts and skills necessary to manage or initiate a small to medium sized enterprise (SME). Included will be the knowledge required to ensure that the graduate student will be a socially responsible manager or owner. Students will be provided with information and guidance on conducting market research, feasibility studies, business plans, computer use, and advertising and marketing development. Each student will be encouraged to explore his or her own interests and to choose projects that are of particular interest to the individual. In addition, each student will develop a comprehensive business plan, which could be used to start a small business after successful completion of the program. Partnerships with existing community enterprises will allow the students to obtain essential practical experience through a mentorship component. This mentorship opportunity will provide the student with networking opportunities, exposure to real situations and will increase the probability of success.