Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action

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783 ratings
141 reviews

Course 9 of 10 in the Career Success Specialization

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
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100% online course

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Approx. 3 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
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English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Vietnamese, German, Spanish

What you will learn

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    Apply entrepreneurial approaches, concepts, and methods
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    Describe the entrepreneurial process and how to manage it
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    Recognize opportunities to develop new business ideas
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    Understand operational challenges involved with creating new business ventures

Skills you will gain

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Globe

100% online course

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Clock

Approx. 3 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
CommentDots

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Vietnamese, German, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Introduction

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SvgReading
2 videos (Total 22 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
1.2 Risk and Uncertainty9m
SvgReading3 readings
About this Course10m
Please Take this Survey10m
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Review8m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Feasibility Studies

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SvgReading
2 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
2.2 Financial Equation5m
SvgReading1 readings
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Review12m

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Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Skills and Strategies

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SvgReading
3 videos (Total 32 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
3.2 Marketing Strategy10m
3.3 Human Resources and Operations15m
SvgReading1 readings
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Review10m

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Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Starting a Business

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SvgReading
3 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
4.2 Accounting10m
4.3 Systems & Technology12m
SvgReading3 readings
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Course Wrap-Up10m
End of Course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Review12m
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started a new career
Briefcase

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Top Reviews

By NGNov 8th 2015

I really enjoyed this class. It has given me serious motivation to start my own company. I liked being able to see an overview of the steps I need to take to start my business off on the right foot.

By CCOct 31st 2016

Course is a great introduction to knowing the mechanics of Entrepreneurship. This course would only be a foundation and first step. Take this course to remember the essentials and build over it.

Instructor

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David Standen, MBA

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

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