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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.

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Uncovering Your Entrepreneurial Potential

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?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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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 Hoyte is an associate professor of entrepreneurship in Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship. Her area of expertise is entrepreneurial sensemaking.

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.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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