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?

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 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.

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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.