Entrepreneurship

Practical skills covered in many Entrepreneurship courses include identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, creating a business plan, securing financial backing and coordinating business growth. Several Entrepreneurship courses are short programs, designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces participants to the concept and structure of business plans. It begins by outlining their general importance and uses, before moving on to divide them into six types according to the purpose for which they were built. It then introduces two frameworks which can be useful in conceptualizing a business plan: the Strategy Diamond and the Business Model Canvas. Finally, it concludes by offering an exercise designed to help participants organize their thoughts when writing a business plan.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance and uses of the different types of business plans;
  • Use the Strategy Diamond framework to determine the various strategic inputs that go into creating a business plan;
  • Develop a Business Model Canvas as a first step to creating a business plan; and
  • Write an outline to present a business plan.
COURSE CERTIFICATION

Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.

COURSE STRUCTURE
Lecture 1: Introduction to Business Plans
Lecture 2: The Business Strategy Framework
Lecture 3: The Business Model Canvas
Lecture 4: Exercise: How to Present a Business Plan
Case Study Exercise

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This course introduces participants to the concept of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises. Beginning with an outline of the nature of social enterprises and the four pillars of sustainability, it frames the concept of social entrepreneurship using the "Golden Circle" framework, thus giving participants the tools necessary to break down the components of social enterprises in a concrete manner. Finally, the course also introduces participants to the Business Model Canvas (BMC) tool, and highlights the major challenges faced by entrepreneurs when starting social enterprises. 

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Argue for the merits of starting a social enterprise;
  • Identify the key components that make up social enterprises; and
  • Develop a Business Model Canvas for the establishment of a social enterprise.
COURSE CERTIFICATION

Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.

COURSE STRUCTURE
Lecture 1: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises
Lecture 2: The Components of a Social Enterprise
Lecture 3: Establishing a Social Enterprise

Case Study Exercise
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