About the Program
The Canada Immersion Program (CIP) is specifically meant for students who are interested in learning about the North American markets and who want to engage with business executives and professionals in Canada. Participants will learn about the foundations of entrepreneurial management, market intelligence and customer discovery, and finding and managing finances. Students will also be exposed to cultural practices, which will enhance their comfort level with conversational English, while they experience life in an English-language environment.
The aim of this course is to improve participants’ understanding of Canada, Canadian business culture, and international social protocol. Students who complete the program will acquire international business and networking skills and deepen their understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Participants will be able to:
- Find and begin to validate an idea for a business
- Articulate and refine business value proposition
- Create or refine business model
- Understand the target customers and their buying behaviour
- Pitch solutions to target customers in multiple forms
- Become practitioners in a new field – from one of the 15 elective topics
- Define and create an Minimum Viable Product for a radical idea
This program provides a comprehensive experience and is intended to enhance participants’ career prospects. It is ideal for creating long-term peer-to-peer connections with Canadian entrepreneurs, business executives and professional.
The Canadian Immersion Program offers in-class sessions, incubator experience, networking opportunities, advisory sessions with senior executives from the private sector, community experience, hackathons, and adventurous lifestyle outings and visits to all major attractions including Niagara Falls (as an added option).
For the first three weeks participants in the program will also be able to choose a topic of interest from a variety of advanced areas. The elective topics are:
- Blockchain and its applications
- Artificial Intelligence
- 3D modeling and printing
- “Big Data” analytics using IBM Watson technology
- “Internet of Things” and its applications
- Machine Learning
- Machine-to-Machine communications
- Autonomous Vehicles
- Genetics Modelling
- Carbon-Free society
- New Media
- Exponential Businesses
- Disruptive digital marketing
- Adventurous lifestyle
- “Achieving Excellence” as a science
The duration of the program is four weeks.
|Week 1||Introduction to Canada
|Week 2||Introduction to Business/Entrepreneurship
|Week 3||Competitive Strategies
|Week 4||Introduction to Strategic Management
Upon successful completion of the internship, students will receive a certificate of completion from the Global Academy at Carleton University.
For an average 4 week professional development program including accommodations, the fee is approximately $3,750.00. Without accommodations, the program is $2,750.00.
A non-refundable application fee in the amount C$100 + HST is required to apply for any program. To continue, please email GlobalAcademy@cunet.carleton.ca.