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Uncovering Your Entrepreneurial Potential

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

Uncovering Your Entrepreneurial Potential

  • 2 weeks

  • 5 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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How do entrepreneurs learn to win – and what are the key characteristics and traits that make them successful not just in the workplace, but at life in general?

This course examines how taking an entrepreneurial approach is the first step towards becoming an entrepreneur. The entrepreneur mindset can be useful in a range of contexts – and not just in terms of starting your own company.

The course will challenge your ideas about innovation and entrepreneurship and teach you how entrepreneurship strategies will benefit yourself and others. You’ll explore different ways to approach entrepreneurship and innovation in the workplace.

You’ll also have the chance to identify your own entrepreneurial strengths and learn how to create economic and social value through their implementation.

Explore different types of entrepreneurship

The course will teach you how to apply the core concepts of being an entrepreneur – including entrepreneurship as tasks, processes, traits and outcomes.

You’ll have the opportunity to examine different types of entrepreneurs and the links between entrepreneurship and innovation.

Unlock the power of intrapreneurship and social entrepreneurship

Find out the difference between an entrepreneur and Intrapreneur, and explore how intrapreneurs are proactive, self-motivated and action-oriented, with strong leadership and problem-solving skills.

This course will teach you the value of intrapreneurs in social entrepreneurship and new venture creation.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Conceptualising Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    • Introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship

      In this activity you will be introduced to the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship. You will discuss what makes someone an entrepreneur and critically reflect on the usefulness of labelling someone an entrepreneur.

    • Core concepts

      Explore the concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship and value creation by reviewing literature and listening to academics talk about what we mean by creating value within the context of innovation and entrepreneurship.

    • Entrepreneurship as task, process, traits or outcomes

      Delve deeper into how entrepreneurship manifests in practice. Consider different ways of conceptualising entrepreneurship, explore different outcomes of entrepreneurial behaviour and reflect on your approach to entrepreneurship.

    • Coming up next

      Review what you have learned in this week and look at what's next.

  • Week 2

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice

    • Value creation

      In looking at the different outcomes that innovation and entrepreneurship can lead to, we first go back to the concept of value creation and look at the motivations behind your innovation and entrepreneurship practice.

    • Types of entrepreneurship

      In this activity, we explore three main types of entrepreneurship: new venture creation, intrapreneurship and social entrepreneurship.

    • Innovation and entrepreneurship practice

      In this activity, you are asked to review your learning from the previous activities and steps and revisit your thoughts about what makes someone an entrepreneur.

    • Coming up next

      Review what you have learned in this week and in the short course and look at what's next.

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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...

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

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in applying entrepreneurship principles to their daily lives.

It will be of particular interest to people in business development, recruitment and business management roles looking to take their career to the next level.

If you want to develop your knowledge further, you may want to take these courses, from the same provider, that share the same overall learning outcomes:

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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$79/one-off payment

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  • Access to this course
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Printed and digital certificate when you’re eligible

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