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Further your career with online Entrepreneurship courses and read our career advice to find out the skills you need to develop a career in Entrepreneurship

Become an Entrepreneur

Skills you need:

  • Resourcefulness
  • Creativity
  • Commerciality
  • Leadership

Explore entrepreneurship or become an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship could be described as a mindset or way of thinking - the ability to recognise opportunities and come up with new ways to make the most of them. Entrepreneurs use smart thinking to improve or develop products and services. They focus on finances, ensuring that their businesses are profitable and efficient. But they also build teams, inspiring their people through compelling communication, management and leadership skills.

Whether you want to create a start-up, advance your career or grow an existing venture - develop your entrepreneurial skills with a range of online entrepreneurship courses, programs and degrees on FutureLearn.


What is entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is generally the act of starting your own business, including coming up with a venture, setting it up, and then running the business. However, our entrepreneurship courses encourage you to have a creative and entrepreneurial mindset that can benefit you regardless of your role in a business. You can learn how to create a start-up company or develop your entrepreneurial skills so that you can grow an existing business.

Can I learn entrepreneurship online?

Even though some aspects of entrepreneurship take place in person, it’s easy to learn about starting a business on the web. Our entrepreneurship courses are completely online and don’t require any in-person teaching, so you’re free to study whenever suits you. You can also learn from anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to a digital device.

Is it difficult to study entrepreneurship?

If you’re analytical, creative and business-minded, you shouldn’t have an issue grasping some of the challenging concepts in entrepreneurship. All of our entrepreneurship courses are designed by successful business professionals, so they will guide you on your entrepreneurial journey. However, you do need to be determined and hardworking to start your own business or expand one successfully.

What are your top entrepreneurship courses?

We have so many fantastic entrepreneurship courses, but one of our most highly-rated courses is Entrepreneurship: From Business Idea to Action by KCL. In this course, you’ll i​​mprove your knowledge of entrepreneurship and discover how to plan, develop, nurture, and build a successful business. In a similar vein, our Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise course by the University of Bristol will teach you to generate and evaluate your own ideas.

If you want to study more in-depth, our Fashion Management: Create Your Own Sustainable Brand ExpertTrack is very popular and will help you develop your professional fashion marketing and branding skills. If you’re a woman in business, you might enjoy our Believe, Build, Become: How to Supercharge your Career ExpertTrack by AllBright.

How can I be a successful entrepreneur?

The best way to become an entrepreneur is to start by getting practical experience working in a business. Our online courses are a great opportunity to learn the basics before applying for junior business & management jobs and internships, where you’ll be able to continue your professional development.

Once you understand how a business works, you need to find your niche or passion and come up with a detailed business plan. You can learn about all the next steps in our Starting a Business series with the University of Leeds.

Earn an entrepreneurship certificate

Earn personalised entrepreneurship certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.

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