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Essential MOOCs In Business For April

Entrepreneurship

Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action

 

School: University of California-Irvine

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action

Start Date: April 6, 2015 (4 Weeks of Study)

Workload: 2-4 Hours Per Week

Instructor: David Standen, MBA

Credentials: An entrepreneur, consultant, and educator, Standen is currently the founder and CEO of Odyssey Imports, a wholesaler and retailer of luxury products from the Mediterranean. Since 2007, he has raised over $24 million dollars in venture capital for his clients. An academic with a Ph.D. in business administration and entrepreneurship from IE Business School, Standen helped his alma launch its online MBA program, the first of its kind for a top-ranked MBA program.

Graded: Students will earn a verified certificate for completing this course.

Description: Being an entrepreneur is fashionable these days. Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have emerged as the 21st century’s answer to Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, digital pioneers who opened a new frontier of connectivity and convenience. But being an entrepreneur takes more than a good idea and an unshakable commitment. In this course, students will learn how to launch their own business. In particular, the course will cover “how creativity, opportunity and feasibility are best evaluated; business strategies for new businesses; importance of a business plan; achieving success in a new business.” The course will taught through 8-12 minute lecture videos, with students evaluated through quizzes.

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Additional Notes: This is the third part of a Practical Management for Career Readiness specialization available through Coursera. Students will receive a specialization certificate that reflects that they completed three courses (including “Fundamentals of Management” and “Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making”) and a capstone project. The total cost of a certification is $196.