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Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action, University of California, Irvine

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About this Course

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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Nov 08, 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.


Oct 31, 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.

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By Antonio Ornelle Sendi

Nov 01, 2018

Very pragmatic approach, useful learning.

By Muhammad Najam ul Hassan

Oct 07, 2018

best course

By Claudia Gonzalez

Sep 28, 2018

The course is so helpful at times its a little challenging but overall a great refresher.

By Michael Lloyd

Sep 21, 2018


By Anil Chopra

Aug 05, 2018

Great course

By neeraj agarwal

Aug 02, 2018

a step towards entrepreneurship...

By Kilanko Oluwarotimi

Jul 22, 2018

The best I've heard on Entrepreneurial so far. Kudos to the team

By Mohamed Ashraf Mostafa

Jul 12, 2018

execllent course

By Ricardo Gonzalez Alejo

May 08, 2018

I really enjoyed this course!!

By hagar houssien ashour

Apr 22, 2018

Great Overview.