Entrepreneurship Specialization

Started Oct 16

Entrepreneurship Specialization

Turn Your Idea into a Funded Business

Develop, launch, fund and grow your own business

About This Specialization

Wharton's Entrepreneurship Specialization covers the conception, design, organization, and management of new enterprises. This four-course series is designed to take you from opportunity identification through launch, growth, financing and profitability. With guidance from Wharton's top professors, along with insights from current Wharton start-up founders and financiers, you'll develop an entrepreneurial mindset and hone the skills you need to develop a new enterprise with potential for growth and funding, or to identify and pursue opportunities for growth within an existing organization.

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courses
5 courses

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Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

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Certificates

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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Vietnamese, Arabic

    About the Course

    How does a good idea become a viable business opportunity? What is entrepreneurship and who fits the profile of an entrepreneur? This introductory course is designed to introduce you to the foundational concepts of entrepreneurship, including the de
  2. COURSE 2

    Entrepreneurship 2: Launching your Start-Up

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Once you have a prototype and a clearer vision of the opportunity, you’ll need to create a small organization to discover how to create a repeatable and scalable business model. Designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the critical co
  3. COURSE 3

    Entrepreneurship 3: Growth Strategies

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Start-ups are designed to grow quickly, but successful start-ups grow smart. This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the essential elements of successful scaling, including an overview of demand generation, customer acqu
  4. COURSE 4

    Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Start-ups can benefit from a wide variety of financing options on the path to profitability, but how do you know which one to choose? This course explores different financing models, including bootstrapping, organic growth, debt and risk capi
  5. COURSE 5

    Wharton Entrepreneurship Capstone

    Upcoming session: Dec 11
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    In this Capstone project, you will be assembling a pitch deck for a new venture, including the key deliverables (e.g., customer needs, concept description, financials, and so forth). You will review your peers' projects according to a rubric de

Creators

  • University of Pennsylvania

    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education.

    The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

  • Kartik Hosanagar

    Kartik Hosanagar

    Professor
  • Ethan Mollick

    Ethan Mollick

    Edward B. and Shirley R. Shils Assistant Professor
  • Laura Huang

    Laura Huang

    Assistant Professor
  • David Hsu

    David Hsu

    Richard A. Sapp Professor of Management
  • Lori Rosenkopf

    Lori Rosenkopf

    Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division
  • Karl  T. Ulrich

    Karl T. Ulrich

    Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • David Bell

    David Bell

    Xinmei Zhang and Yongge Dai Professor, Professor of Marketing

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