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Best Free MOOCs In Business For January

Becoming An Entrepreneur

School: MIT

Platform: edX

Registration Link: REGISTER HERE

Start Date: January 9, 2017 (6 Weeks Long)

Workload: 1-3 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Laurie Stach

Credentials: Stach wears several hats at MIT. In 2012, she founded the MIT Launch Program, which is designed to develop entrepreneurial skills and mindsets in high school students. She is also an instructor at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Before entering academia, she spent nearly four years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, along with holding leadership positions at BMW and GE Energy. She earned her MBA at Harvard Business School after studying mechanical engineering as an undergraduate at MIT.

Graded: Students who successfully complete the course can purchase a signed verified certificate for $99.

Description: Everyone dreams of being their own boss, of building something out of nothing and making a real difference in the world. The hard part, of course, is figuring out where to start. In this course, students will absorb MIT’s unique approach to starting companies. In particular, they will explore and practice ideation, conducting market research, and developing strategy, with the ultimate goal of sharpening a pitch and creating a minimal viable product. In addition, they will view interviews and read case studies about successful entrepreneurs to better understand the concepts they learn.

Review: “I find the course interesting because it allows me, as a novice entrepreneur, to strengthen my skills in business management. And I find the instructor at the height and the content of the training corresponds to my training needs.” For additional reviews, click here.