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The Entrepreneurial Me

Apply your entrepreneurial understanding to your own aspirations and context.

The Entrepreneurial Me
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

Apply your entrepreneurial understanding to your own aspirations and context

What type of entrepreneur are you, or what type would you eventually like to become? From the economic perspective, entrepreneurship is about trade, profit and innovation for growth.

From a psychological perspective, it’s about people and their networks. From a sociological perspective, entrepreneurship is about society, the intersection of people, place and context.

Individuals take different paths through entrepreneurship and this short course aims to draw together the various dimensions that might influence those choices.

What topics will you cover?

• How values and beliefs motivate your behaviour

• Your goals and aspirations

• What success looks like to you

• How your ethics and beliefs impact upon your entrepreneurial practice

• Whether your view of success has a sustainable or ethical dimension

• Your entrepreneur archetype(s)

What will you achieve?

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

  • Reflect upon your own entrepreneurial profile and mindset
  • Explore how your goals, values, beliefs and aspirations impact upon your entrepreneurial mindset and/or actions
  • Apply a range of theoretical perspectives to your personal context
  • Debate the role and value of entrepreneurship in a range of societal contexts

Who is the course for?

This course is for students undertaking the graduate/ postgraduate certificate, jointly delivered by Coventry University and Deakin University.

Who will you learn with?

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.

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.

I am a Professor in Education Practice - Entrepreneurship and the Lead Educator for the this course. I have worked in higher education, in industry and I ran my own consultancy for around 15 years.

Dr Colin Higgins is an Associate Professor in Management at Deakin University and also leads Deakin's Global Courses. He teaches strategy and researches how companies engage with sustainability

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

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.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

Deakin University

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

  • Established1974
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021