Full course description

Course Date:

Jul 10 - Aug 14, 2017

Duration:

5 weeks

Commitment:

30 hrs/total

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Instructor-led

Credential:

None

Description

Interested in starting your own business? Learn about entrepreneurship, working at your own pace, over a 5-week period, in around 30 hours of effort. Working individually, you will produce a business plan to form a start-up company using the Osterwalder Canvas, and you will have the opportunity to share, discuss and get feedback from fellow students on the course. Read More.

Special emphasis will be given to an effective combination of self-directed learning, based on well prepared and well-structured course material, and discussion with your colleagues. You should aim to choose an innovative idea (by the end of week 2 at the latest) and this will act as the core of your learning process and business plan development. By the end of the 4th week you will be asked to upload your business plan. Week 5 will be spent reviewing the business plans of others and reading the feedback from your peers on your own.

As an additional benefit, and as part of a research project, you have the opportunity to engage in social media to provide further support and interaction with colleagues during the course. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please select one of the social media tools below to register for the social media. Once you have done this, please return to this page to register by pressing the ‘ENROLL’ button.

You are invited to participate in the course using social media:

  • Facebook
  • Google Hangout
  • WhatsApp +44 7737213848. Please make sure you have the app installed then text a message "Add me to the mooc" with your name and email address.

  • If you would prefer not to engage with social media alongside this course, please click on the "ENROLL" button at the top of the page.

Objectives

By the end of the course you will:

  • Have developed entrepreneurship skills.
  • Produce a business plan.
  • Develop a ‘Business Model You’ canvas for personal development.
  • Recognise and act on knowledge transfer opportunities.
  • Recognise a business opportunity with some degree of realism.
  • Understand the core mechanisms for raising finance to start your business.

Target Audience: Those interested in becoming an entrepreneur.


Course is offered by the the University of Greenwich, UK.

Course Instructors

FLITE

FLITE

This course is offered by the University of Greenwich, developed from a previous course offered in 2015 by a Consortium of European Partners funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The project was called FLITE (Flexible Learning in Information Technology and Entrepreneurship.