• Application Deadline
  • 4 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
This Entrepreneurship - Launching an Innovative Business Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Maryland examines the entrepreneurial mindset and skill sets, indicators of innovation opportunities, critical steps to bring innovations to the marketplace, and innovation strategies to establish and maintain a competitive advantage.

About

Fundamentals of new venture financing are explored with attention to capital structures for new ventures, term sheets and how to negotiate them, and the differences between early-stage versus later-stage financing. In this Entrepreneurship - Launching an Innovative Business Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Maryland, you will develop an understanding of how to develop winning investor pitches, who and when to pitch, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to ‘get to the close’. In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the tools and concepts from the specialization courses by crafting a comprehensive, customer-validated business model, and creating a business plan and investor pitch.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date  This course is offered on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 4 months
    • Duration description

      Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in four months.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace
  • New Venture Finance: Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship Capstone

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

The Entrepreneurship: Launching an Innovative Business Specialization is designed for those interested in learning how to launch an innovative business, and does not require a background in business or any specific area. A desire to build your knowledge and capabilities are the only requirements for entry. Beginning with Coursera’s “Developing Innovative Ideas for New Ventures: The First Step in Entrepreneurship” is highly recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    39 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
  • National Applies to you

    39 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
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Funding

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