Online course

Demystifying Entrepreneurship: How to Think like an Entrepreneur

Challenge the stereotypes around entrepreneurship. Gain new problem-solving skills and an enterprising perspective.

Demystifying Entrepreneurship: How to Think like an Entrepreneur

This course is part of the program Critiquing Entrepreneurship, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Entrepreneurship. Find out more.

Learn to be more entrepreneurial by finding out how entrepreneurs think and work

While entrepreneurship is closely linked with the start-up process, risk and venture creation, this course will introduce you to the concept of entrepreneurialism. You will explore the intention to behave in an enterprising way and how this is shaped by specific contexts. You’ll challenge key concepts, such as enterprise, innovation and leadership. The aim of this course is to assess your own skills, capabilities and aspirations, in order to reflect upon the type of entrepreneur you are or would like to be.

What topics will you cover?

  • Differentiate between entrepreneurship, enterprise and entrepreneurialism

  • Explore different types of entrepreneur and entrepreneurial practice

  • Explore entrepreneurial archetypes

  • Consider the history and evolution of the entrepreneur: from economic construct to social construct

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for individuals who are interested in social activism, those who want to manage their team to create efficiencies and looking to ‘future-proof’ themselves. You might be interested in this course if you are new to the technological landscape and want to fill the gaps in your skillset or are interested in creating change. No previous experience is necessary.

Who will you learn with?

Joan Lockyer

I am the Deputy Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. I have been an enterprise educator for over 15 years and worked in industry.

Gideon Maas

Prof Maas is the Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Has broad international business and academic experiences in various countries.

Matt Mount

Dr Matt Mount (Ph.D) is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Deakin Business School. He is an expert in the area of strategy and innovation processes.

Steve Jaynes

Steve has over 20 years experience in research, teaching and consulting in the fields of business strategy, leadership, organisational culture, innovation and change management.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

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Introductory offer. Available until 11 May 2019. T&Cs apply.

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What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.

Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!

How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

Do the free course
Join and complete the program
Get academic credit for an online degree from Deakin University

Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Critiquing Entrepreneurship, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Entrepreneurship.