Who is this class for: This course is of value to both aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs as well as employees in established firms who are interested in becoming innovative leaders in today's interconnected world.

Created by:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Thomas E. Parkinson

    Taught by:  Thomas E. Parkinson, Visiting Professor

    University of Illinois College of Business
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How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Specialization
This course is part of the 7-course Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Specialization from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Business Administration (iMBA)
This course is part of the fully-online 18 courses plus three capstone projects degree program

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 24 ratings

In the future I will look back and have something wise to share about this course, but for now - I highly recommend this course if you want to hear from a professor who's out in the field passing you what you need to become a successful entrepreneur

Was a great course. Would definitely recommend to budding entrepreneurs. The instructor provides a very practical approach to starting your own business and provides some very valuable tips to approaching investors, understanding your business and growing it. The material is good but the best part of the course was Mr. Tom Parkinson himself. His years of experience are very visible in his grounded approach to teaching entrepreneurship. Would highly recommend.

Really helpful if you are starting your business venture