Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Develop your understanding of the characteristics of entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship can take on different meanings depending on the context. On this course, you will have the opportunity to become more familiar with the different ways entrepreneurship can be understood, both historically and culturally.
You will critically evaluate the role and significance of different perspectives within the evolution of entrepreneurship theory. You will use case studies at an organisational, sector, and national level to complement your understanding of the main theories.
What topics will you cover?
Delve into topics covering economic, sociological, psychological and cultural perspectives of entrepreneurship, which will help you develop your own views on what it means to be an entrepreneur.
Identify the characteristics of an entrepreneurial mindset and how this may vary according to cultural background.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Available nowThis course started 20 Jan 2020
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in building their understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
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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!