The course is divided into 4 modules, ‘Who is an Entrepreneur’, ‘Managing the Entrepreneurial Process’, 'Entrepreneurial Enterprises’ and ‘Family Business’. Each module is designed to explore and expand on key elements, assumptions and processes that are essential to the success of a business. Each module builds on the other, eventually painting an integrated picture of the commercial world, and highlighting the strategies that need to be applied to succeed in that world.
What will I learn?
Entrepreneurial characteristics and psychology
The influence of national characteristics
What is leadership/what is management
The role of power/politics and negotiation
Conflict and creativity
Types of entrepreneurial businesses
Managing people and growth
The role of marketing
What is a family business
The roles of the incumbent, successor, and non-family employees
Managing the family while managing the business
Where could this lead me?
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
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Jadecompleted this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Leon is inspiring and give some great points. Worth a look at even if you are an Advanced entrepreneur due to his points, planning and attention to how to retire when it comes time. I know some people who were whizzes that really could have done with thinking about this aspect. Its tough to watch your business crumble once you have left.