Weekly study3 hours
Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Creative Management for Business Success
Discover how to optimise creativity in entrepreneurship
Understanding entrepreneurship and innovation is essential for identifying new opportunities and achieving sustainable competitive advantage.
On this four-week course from Sentinel|9, you’ll develop and enhance your skills and knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.
You’ll start by delving into creativity for entrepreneurs, the theories surrounding it, and how to develop a growth mindset for entrepreneurial success.
Explore intrapreneurs and what makes an innovative organisation
Achieving innovations in an organisation needs a multidisciplinary approach, coordinating and integrating different individuals across specialist functions and knowledge domains.
This course will guide you through the techniques and tools that foster innovation in an organisation, such as think tanks, storyboarding, and specialised IT systems.
You’ll then look at corporate intrapreneurs; employees within an organisation that innovate like entrepreneurs. You’ll learn the skills that intrapreneurs often hold and how leaders can build a culture of innovation.
Learn the different pathways to finance start-ups
There are a number of finance options for entrepreneurs, from personal savings and loans to angel investors and venture capital.
During week three of this course, you’ll learn about each type of finance option available for start-ups before examining the pros and cons of each.
Develop succession plans and exit strategies
For the final week of this course, you’ll learn the process for identifying and developing key leaders in your company in order to build a succession plan. Then, you’ll discuss different exit strategies, such as a sale of equity, going public, or even liquidation.
Learning on this course
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...
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and practical knowledge in entrepreneurship and innovation, including recent developments in the discipline.
- Apply critical thinking to relevant case studies of contemporary relevance in entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Explore the key challenges faced by entrepreneurs and conceptualise a strategic response to overcome these challenges.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for new and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to develop the skills and knowledge to identify, plan, develop and launch their own entrepreneurial and innovative ventures.
It will also be useful for business professionals wanting to innovate within their organisation.
Who developed the course?
Sentinel|9 is an education content provider. They provide university-level content independently to offer a different pace of learning for individuals and institutions. They have a dynamic content library and Learning Management System (LMS) which is suitable for online, blended and face-to-face delivery.
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