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Start working towards your degree

Try out lectures, course readings, and self-paced assignments from the Illinois iMBA degree

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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.

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1 video (Total 2 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Earning Revenue

In this module, we will discuss go-to-market strategies.

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5 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Revenue Models10m
Pricing Strategies9m
Interview with Blair Pircon16m
Like This Course? Learn More with the iMBA! (Optional)1m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Module 1 Lesson 1 Practice Quiz10m
Module 1 Lesson 2 Practice Quiz8m
Module 1 Lesson 3 Practice Quiz6m
Module 1 Graded Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Financial Forecasting

In this module, we will discuss how to build financial projections for the startup company, in order to determine the potential size and scope of the business opportunity and the financing that may be required to successfully pursue that opportunity.

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3 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Projections: Presenting Financial Forecasts11m
Startup Financing10m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Module 2 Lesson 1 Practice Quiz10m
Module 2 Lesson 2 Practice Quiz6m
Module 2 Lesson 3 Practice Quiz10m
Module 2 Graded Quiz20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Module 3: Raising Capital

This module is focused on how startup companies raise capital from outside investors.

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3 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
3 videos
Valuation13m
Term Sheets and Negotiations18m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Module 3 Lesson 1 Practice Quiz8m
Module 3 Lesson 2 Practice Quiz8m
Module 3 Lesson 3 Practice Quiz10m
Module 3 Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Managing Growth

This module is focused on growth – metrics that can be used to help manage it, and alternatives to consider if the company is not growing as it needs to.

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4 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Pivots7m
Failing Well8m
Interview with Dan Klein, Tiesta Tea22m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Module 4 Lesson 1 Practice Quiz6m
Module 4 Lesson 2 Practice Quiz6m
Module 4 Lesson 3 Practice Quiz6m
Module 4 Graded Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Entrepreneurship II: Preparing for Launch

By ALSep 30th 2018

Great class and I enjoy the way the professor teaches the class. He is clearly very knowledgeable and understands and teaches the concepts in a professional and concise manner.

By KNApr 20th 2018

i am more than honored to have studied this course, the material is very well done and the lecturer is the best that i seen so far.... love from uganda

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. Start an open course or Specialization today to watch courses featuring iMBA faculty and complete self-paced assignments. When you complete each course, you’ll earn a certificate that you can add to your LinkedIn and resume. If you apply and 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

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