About this Course

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Learner Career Outcomes

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started a new career after completing these courses

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Approx. 4 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Vietnamese, German, Indonesian, English, 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

Strategic ManagementManagementMarketingEntrepreneurship

Learner Career Outcomes

26%

started a new career after completing these courses

42%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Course 9 of 10 in the

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 4 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Vietnamese, German, Indonesian, English, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 22 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
1.2 Risk and Uncertainty9m
3 readings
About this Course10m
Please Take this Survey10m
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Review8m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Feasibility Studies

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
2.2 Financial Equation5m
1 reading
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Review12m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Skills and Strategies

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 32 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
3.2 Marketing Strategy10m
3.3 Human Resources and Operations15m
1 reading
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Review10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Starting a Business

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
4.2 Accounting10m
4.3 Systems & Technology12m
3 readings
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Course Wrap-Up10m
End of Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Review12m
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Top reviews from Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action

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

Instructor rating4.55/5 (9 Ratings)Info
Image of instructor, David Standen, MBA

David Standen, MBA 

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension
173,238 Learners
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About the Career Success Specialization

This series of courses will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can also be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses to your individual and organizational needs....
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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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