Online course in Business & Management

Measuring Entrepreneurial Impact

This links entrepreneurial theory with impact measurement practices and helps you to embed these ideas into your own context.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
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This course is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Entrepreneurship.

What is impact and how might it be measured?

Entrepreneurship can create various impacts on an economy and generate change within society. The measurement and acknowledgement of such impacts can lead to better support programs, improved evaluation frameworks and increased innovative behaviour.

This course highlights the different approaches to measuring impact in varying contexts and organisations. Some of these factors include the acceptance of risk, level of research and innovation, availability of technology, and sophistication of ecosystems.

Therefore, it is crucial that tools and frameworks for measuring impact are contextualised.

What topics will you cover?

  • The importance of aligning mission, strategy and impact

  • What is impact on personal, social, and institutional levels?

  • Understanding different frameworks for measuring impact

  • How can the individual measure impact?

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 5 Aug 2019

What will you achieve?

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

  • Evaluate different theories and concepts of entrepreneurial creation
  • Identify different approaches to measuring impact
  • Apply knowledge of measuring impact into a suggested framework

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, or a particular entrepreneurial project, and the role that impact measurement plays in the process. This course is part of the PG Cert in Entrepreneurship.

Who will you learn with?

Joan Lockyer

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

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

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 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 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.

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

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