What is the Toronto Business Academy?

Do you have a great business idea, but don’t know how to get started? Are you looking to make a break into the industry of your choice, or want to become an entrepreneur? Toronto Business Academy can help you excel in achieving these goals and succeeding in the business world. Throughout this revolutionary summer school, interactive lectures focus on entrepreneurship and international business. This is perfectly combined with visits from guest speakers, mentors, and coaches who are renowned leaders in Canadian industry. Our corporate visits to successful companies such as Twitter, BMO and DMZ give participants a perfect insight into everyday business environments. Toronto Business Academy is the perfect opportunity to develop business skills, practice pitching or visit successful companies!

  • Develop your own business idea

    If you have your own idea, or you would like to develop the idea with your new international team, you will know how to pitch it in front of the investors at the end of the program.
  • Meet the experts event

    During the program you'll be able to attend the Meet the experts conference, which brings together successful individuals who share their insight on what it takes to be a leader and a visionary.
  • Gain 6 ECTS credit points

    The ABC Business Academy is authorized to organize the course that is accredited by HDBW and the ECTS framework by the European Commission and meets all the requirements of an academically recognized subject of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree.
  • Networking

    You will have the opportunity to meet like-minded, success-driven individuals from all over the world. You will gain friendships for life or perhaps find a potential business partner.
  • One day trip to Niagara Falls

    You will take a road trip to the beautiful scenery of Niagara Falls, one of the Canadian wonders. The perfect opportunity to create some lifetime memories and see a unique element of nature.

Program Overview

Throughout the summer school, participants will work towards the core strategic learning task – the Business Plan Competition. Working in an international team, we will guide you through the necessary steps, from idea creation to financial planning and writing the plan. You will have the opportunity to showcase your newly developed skills when you pitch to a panel of esteemed judges.

In addition to the challenging business plan competition, we will give you the opportunity to gain insights into the highly competitive North American market. Learn from the best by visiting world-leading companies such as Twitter, BMO and DMZ!

After all this hard work, you will be able to enjoy a traditional North American student lifestyle. Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, you will see everything Canada’s largest city has to offer. We will also take a day trip to Niagara Falls to enjoy some downtime and enjoy this natural phenomenon.

Duration: 21 days

Program language: English

Location: Toronto

2019 Program (closed)

Dates: 14th of July – 3rd of August 2019

Tuition Fee: 1.950,00€ (EUR)+ HST (13%)

Course outline

Course name: New Business Development
Class size: 40 participants
Credits: 6 ECTS
Length: 60 hours


  • Canadian business culture overview
  • Lectures supporting Business plan
  • Business plan development
  • Consultations on the Business plan
  • Business plan pitch preparation & Pitching
  • Case studies

Corporate visits & Guest speakers

  • Meet the experts event
  • Mentoring sessions with industry professionals
  • Guest speakers
  • Corporate visits

Upon completion of the Munich Business Academy, participants receive:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Recommendation letter
  • ECTS approval (if ECTS was selected and the participant passed the program)
  • Certificate of excellence (only for the top ranked participants / winning group)
  • Wildcard entry into the ABC Accelerator (only for the top ranked participants / winning group)

Our expertly engineered course is designed to improve managerial practices with entrepreneurial thinking. On our summer school, you will learn to think like an entrepreneur, by understanding the types, characteristics, and skills. Participants learn all of the necessary skills to start, build and succeed in launching an enterprise. In addition to this, participants will learn to understand the entrepreneur’s role within the ecosystem, and where essential support can be obtained.

Our summer school will help participants explore the Canadian business culture of innovation and international resources. The entrepreneurial focus of this course allows participants to examine the process of start-ups, ecosystems and development of management plans. The global nature of the course demonstrates how entrepreneurs can tackle both national and international markets.

Business Plan Competition

Think you have what it takes to work in an international team and be crowned winner of the business plan competition? Then engage your competitive side with our business plan competition! Throughout the summer school, you will work in an international team on the business plan competition. From idea creation, to pitching to the board of judges, we will guide you through all the important steps. Our expert mentors will evaluate your ideas and provide valuable feedback to help you develop your team’s ideas which you will pitch to esteemed judges from various industries.

Guest Speakers & Professors

Our professors create an interactive learning environment, ensuring that everyone's opinion is heard. Our summer school will introduce you to leaders from several different industries including banking, law, accounting, and entrepreneurship. Giving you a well-rounded approach to several important industries. What better way to learn about these competitive markets, than interacting with those who live it every day.

Networking, Corporate Visits & Meet The Experts

Throughout the program you will have the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs, CEOs, and experts from a range of fields. Corporate visits will give you the chance to walk around the offices, and gain a deep understanding about the functioning of the companies. You will learn about the day-to-day operations, as well gaining an insight into long term business strategy in dynamic markets. We will attend a number of networking events within the city, where you can interact with those living and working in Toronto. Listen to their experiences and maybe even gain guidance for your business plan! ABC Business Academy also hosts the annual Meet The Experts event, where you will have the opportunity to listen to incredibly stories from experts. Listen to inspiring stories from young people in business, and most importantly, more opportunity to network!

Free-time and Fun!

With all the hard work that you will be doing in the summer school, we know that it is important to relax and spend some free time exploring the city! Living in the heart of Downtown Toronto, there is endless places for you to discover. You can escape the city with a short ferry ride to Toronto Islands, or take in a breathtaking view from the CN tower. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and museums for everyone to enjoy. We will also take a 1-day day trip to Niagara falls, just a 2 hour drive from Toronto, to witness the phenomenal waterfalls. Your opportunity to get some great photos, take the world famous boat tour, or for the brave - take the zipline running above the falls!

Tuition Fee & Dates

Tuition Fee
(EUR) € + 13% (HST)
21 days
Program language:
Possible payment installments:


July – August 2020


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What is included in the Tuition Fee?

We know that organising a trip to a foreign country can be stressful, that’s why our summer school does all the hard work for you! All you need to sort is your airplane tickets, visa or eTA and food throughout the course. Everything else is taken care of by us in the tuition fee!  

Tuition fee includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Welcome package
  • Lectures
  • Course material
  • Networking events
  • Seminars and corporate visits
  • Certificate of completion
  • 24/7 assistance from our coordinators
  • Exclusive access to our Alumni network
  • Possibility to become part of our team
  • 1-day trip to Niagara Falls and an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!

Breakfast package – 170,00€ + HST (13%) (optional)

Breakfast package includes everyday meals, available from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM daily, served buffet style. Self-service breakfast includes a choice of fresh juice, yogurt, cereal, hot breakfast, eggs, ham, pastry, fruit, and coffee or tea.

Toronto Business Academy starter pack (TBA)

Our TBA starter pack will allow you to bring home something from every part of your Toronto journey. Both free time and more business orientated offer together with a nice souvenir from Toronto are all included in it!

ECTS transfer (100€)

Our program offers 6 ECTS credit points to university participants (accredited for the Bachelors and Masters level), which can be chosen as an additional option during your application.

Coris personal and cancellation insurance 

Please contact us at [email protected] from more info.


  • Different discounts are not cumulative.
  • A Registration Fee of 100,00€ + TAX must be paid upon confirmation from the ABC Business Academy about your participation. This amount is non-refundable and will be deducted from your Tuition Fee.

General Academic partner

The ECTS credits are by our international partner HDBW – Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft is a private, state-approved university for applied sciences with a focus on business and technology, based in Munich as well as in study centers in Bamberg and Traunstein.

The ABC Business Academy is authorized to organize the course at the HDBW that is accredited by European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) framework by the European Commission and meets all the requirements of an academically recognized subject of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree.

HDBW is accredited through the state of Bavaria for the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree through Acquis and FIBAA.



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Participants are accommodated in a single-dorm style rooms at the Ryerson University, in particular, in Pitman Hall Residence – a 5-minute walk from TRSM, where lectures are held. Located at the heart of downtown Toronto, the location reflects the vibrant, diverse and ever-changing atmosphere of Canada’s largest and most vibrant city. The university is located close to some of Toronto’s attractions, such as the CN Tower, The Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, The Hockey Hall of Fame, world class restaurants, the Metro Zoo, various museums, shops on Queen & King street, Eaton Centre, Bay & Yonge Street, areas with pubs and clubs, as well as Toronto’s island.

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