Online course in Business & Management

Uncovering Your Entrepreneurial Potential

Explore what makes a good entrepreneur and how applying an entrepreneurial approach can create economic and social value.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
  • Learn Free
  • Extra benefits From $69 Find out more

Reflect on and develop your own entrepreneurial approach to work

Taking an entrepreneurial approach to work can be useful in a range of contexts, not just starting your own company.

This course will challenge your ideas about entrepreneurship and innovation and demonstrate how you can adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to benefit yourself and others. You will explore different ways to approach innovation and entrepreneurship in the workplace.

You will also identify your own entrepreneurial strengths and consider how you can apply them to create economic and social value.

What topics will you cover?

  • Conceptualising innovation and entrepreneurship
  • The importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in a business context
  • Social value creation
  • New venture creation
  • Intrapreneurship (corporate venturing)
  • Social entrepreneurship

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 now
    This course started 16 Sep 2019

What will you achieve?

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

  • Evaluate your entrepreneurial potential and innovation skills
  • Reflect on your approach to entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Synthesise different theories, concepts and approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to be more entrepreneurial in their own life or business. You might be a student interested in making a career from your talents, or a manager looking to introduce more innovation to your organisation.

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.

Who will you learn with?

Cherisse H

Cherisse H

I am a Senior Lecturer and Early Career Researcher in the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University. My area of expertise is entrepreneurial sensemaking.

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.

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Advance your career with a degree

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 Coventry University

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