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Demystifying Entrepreneurship: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

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

6,060 enrolled on this course

Demystifying Entrepreneurship: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
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?

  • Date to be announced

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Investigate the differences between a wide range of entrepreneurial types
  • Explore the range of roles and functions of the entrepreneur
  • Identify a range of entrepreneurial characteristics
  • Explore your own entrepreneurial mindset and characteristics
  • Reflect upon what type of entrepreneur you are or would like to be

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?

I am the Director of Education and a Professor in Entrepreneurship at Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship. I have also worked in industry and consultancy.

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.

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.

Dr Colin Higgins is an Associate Professor in Management at Deakin University and also leads Deakin’s Global Courses. He teaches strategy and researches how companies engage with sustainability

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

Deakin University

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

  • Established

    1974
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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

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