Demystifying Entrepreneurship: How to Think like an Entrepreneur
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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?
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?
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.
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!