Online course: Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action

Dates: any time

Duration: 5 hours

Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 out of 1832 ratings (see top rating courses here)

Participating countries: any country

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Organizer: University of California at Coursera


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Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action

Success in business can be greatly enhanced with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies solutions. This interactive course provides potential entrepreneurs with the knowledge of succeeding in an entrepreneurial opportunity. Topics include: how creativity, opportunity and feasibility are best evaluated; business strategies for new businesses; importance of a business plan; achieving success in a new business. At the end of the course students will have the skills and confidence to evaluate starting a business, in addition to becoming more enterprising in how they approach their roles should they decide to work in organizations.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Learn about the many faces of and contexts for entrepreneurship 2. Learn about the entrepreneurial process and how to manage it 3. Learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and your own potential to be one 4. Learn to recognize opportunities to generate and assess your own business idea 5. Explain the business planning process 6. Apply entrepreneurial approaches, concepts and methods to your own business idea 7. Learn about the operational issues in developing new business ventures





WEEK 1: 1 hour to complete


1.1 Process of Entrepreneurship 12m
1.2 Risk and Uncertainty 9m

WEEK 2: 1 hour to complete

Feasibility Studies

2.1 Feasibility Studies12m
2.2 Financial Equation5m

WEEK 3: 1 hour to complete

Skills and Strategies

3.1 Entrepreneurial Skills and Tools 7m
3.2 Marketing Strategy 10m
3.3 Human Resources and Operations 15m

WEEK 4: 2 hours to complete

Starting a Business

4.1 Starting a Business 12m
4.2 Accounting 10m
4.3 Systems & Technology 12m

Improving your chances to Get a job series

This online course is one of the parts of the series “Improving your chances to get a job”, provided by University of California:

1 Project Management: The Basics for Success
2 Work Smarter, Not Harder
3 Finance for Non-Financial Professionals
4 Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
5 High-Impact Business Writing
6 The Art of Negotiation
7 Fundamentals of Management
10 Career Success Project

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