University of Virginia
Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business Specialization
University of Virginia

Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business Specialization

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Alex Cowan
Mary Gentile
Luann J. Lynch

Instructors: Alex Cowan

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Specialization - 4 course series

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1 month at 10 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Four ways to grow your business: scale and CVP, innovating, outsourcing and strategic acquisitions

  • How to use journal entries to record transactions and prepare and use t-accounts to summarize transactions recorded during an accounting period

  • A toolkit for voicing and enacting your values and principles

  • How to apply innovation tools from the worlds of design thinking and Lean Startup to your business model design

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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Specialization - 4 course series

Financial Accounting Fundamentals

Course 113 hours4.8 (2,586 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to use journal entries to record transactions and prepare and use t-accounts to summarize transactions recorded during an accounting period

  • The three most commonly used financial statements and how they fit together

  • How to prepare these financial statements based on transactions recorded during an accounting period

  • How to draw basic conclusions about a company's financial health

Skills you'll gain

Category: Financial Accounting
Category: Accounting
Category: Financial Statement
Category: Balance Sheet

Ethical Leadership Through Giving Voice to Values

Course 210 hours4.7 (502 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • The skills and confidence to act on your values

  • A toolkit for voicing and enacting your values and principles

  • Leadership skills in responding to values conflicts

  • The ability to voice your values effectively

Skills you'll gain

Category: Leadership
Category: Business Ethics
Category: Ethical Leadership

New Models of Business in Society

Course 35 hours4.7 (3,991 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • New models of how to run an effective business that makes the world a better place

  • Corporate responsibility, philanthropy, and building sustainable value

  • Creating value for stakeholders through conscious capitalism and stakeholder theory

  • How to develop a business idea that makes money and makes the world a better place

Skills you'll gain

Category: Environmental Economics
Category: Business Model
Category: Stakeholder Theory
Category: Management
Category: Entrepreneurship

Innovating with the Business Model Canvas

Course 43 hours4.6 (275 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to create an explicit view of a company or product strategy in 20 minutes (with a little practice!)

  • How to apply innovation tools from the worlds of design thinking and Lean Startup to your business model design

  • How to use the Canvas to organize ideas and have better discussions by driving to specifics and linkages between key business drivers

  • How to apply a test-driven approach to business model innovation

Skills you'll gain

Category: Business Model
Category: Product Management
Category: Product/Market Fit
Category: business focus
Category: corporate innovation

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Alex Cowan
University of Virginia
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