Free Online Course on Becoming an Entrepreneur

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering free online course on Becoming an Entrepreneur. This course follows MIT’s successful approach to entrepreneurship.

In this six-week course, applicants will learn the business skills and startup mindset needed to embark on your entrepreneurial path from the premier program for aspiring entrepreneurs, MIT Launch.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 1-3 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $69
Session: Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861 — is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

About This Course

There will be a combination of short videos, thought-provoking case studies, and activities that will challenge you to get you away from your computer screen and into the community to make a real impact.

Why Take This Course?

Becoming an Entrepreneur is an innovation and business course designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to explore an entrepreneurial path and overcome some of the initial challenges in taking those first steps.

Learning Outcomes

  • Overcoming the top hurdles to starting a company
  • Coming up with business ideas
  • Performing market research and choosing your target customer
  • Developing your positioning and entrepreneurial strategy
  • Defining your goals as an entrepreneur and business, plus pitching and selling to customers

Instructors

Laurie Stach

Laurie is the Founder and Executive Director of MIT Launch entrepreneurship programs for high school students, plus she is the Program Manager for High School Education at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
  • Once applicant sign up for a course and activate their account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org homepage and type in their email address and edX password. This will take them to the dashboard, with access to each of their active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on their dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

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