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Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

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Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Reading4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This module is focused on how an innovator can get started on his or her entrepreneurial journey. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 58 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Where Do Entrepreneurial Ideas Come From?11m
Pitching Your Idea16m
Interview with Lucas Frye16m
Reading2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
Quiz4 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
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 2: Understanding the Market

This module will focus on how entrepreneurs can distill a new venture opportunity into a value proposition that resonates with customers. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Market Sizing11m
Industry Analysis20m
Interview with Gideon DeClerq24m
Reading2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
Quiz4 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
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Building the Team

This module is focused on entrepreneurs can build and motivate teams. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Leadership7m
Building Credibility14m
Interview with Steven Farag, Campus Sportswear19m
Reading2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 3-3 Practice Quiz8m
Module 3 Quiz12m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 4: Finding Customers

This module focuses on finding customers. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Early Adopters11m
Crowdfunding8m
Interview with Dave Cohen, Petronics16m
Reading2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz12m
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By LANov 16th 2018

amaazzzing\n\nthe only problem is with the Peer-graded assignments because of the time constraints. you really need to change that

By CDSep 15th 2018

Very usefully course with great combination of theory and practice. Assignment is well lay-out for thought process.

Instructor

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Thomas E. Parkinson

Visiting Professor
University of Illinois College of Business
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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.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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