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Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus10m
ePub10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 58 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Where Do Entrepreneurial Ideas Come From?11m
Pitching Your Idea16m
Interview with Lucas Frye16m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Module 1 Lesson 1 Practice Quiz6m
Module 1 Lesson 2 Practice Quiz6m
Module 1 Lesson 3 Practice Quiz6m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Module 2: Understanding the Market

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Market Sizing11m
Industry Analysis20m
Interview with Gideon DeClerq24m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Module 2 Lesson 1 Practice Quiz10m
Module 2 Lesson 2 Practice Quiz8m
Module 2 Lesson 3 Practice Quiz10m
Module 2 Quiz18m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Building the Team

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Leadership7m
Building Credibility14m
Interview with Steven Farag, Campus Sportswear19m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 3-3 Practice Quiz8m
Module 3 Quiz12m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Module 4: Finding Customers

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 53 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Early Adopters11m
Crowdfunding8m
Interview with Dave Cohen, Petronics16m
Gies Online Programs3m
3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
Congratulations!10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz12m
Module 4 Quiz20m

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About the Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Specialization

In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, leaders require innovation skills. Thinking flexibly and developing an entrepreneurial mindset are critical to thriving in uncertain business environments. This specialization addresses how to recognize and question assumptions and constraints so as to identify and capitalize on opportunities. Innovation is needed within existing organizations and to found new organizations. Learning to change the rules of the game by creating innovative value propositions and discovering new market positions for sustained competitive advantage are some of the actionable lessons in this specialization. This specialization will be of value to both aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs as well as employees in established firms who are interested in becoming innovative leaders in an interconnected world....
Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship

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