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This Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies - The First Step in Entrepreneurship Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Maryland assists aspiring and active entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. With strong economies presenting rich opportunities for new venture creation, and challenging economic times presenting the necessity for many to make their own job, the need to develop the skills to develop and act on innovative business opportunities is increasingly vital. 

Using proven content, methods, and models for new venture opportunity assessment and analysis, you will learn how to:

  • Identify and analyze entrepreneurial opportunities;
  • Enhance your entrepreneurial mindset;
  • Improve your strategic decision-making; and 
  • Build innovative business models.

Our goal is to demystify the startup process, and to help you build the skills to identify and act on innovative opportunities now, and in the future.

With this course, students experience a sampling of the ideas and techniques explored in the University of Maryland's master's degree in technology entrepreneurship, an innovative, 100% online program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:  This course is offered on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity 3 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      3-5 hours/week

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

Programme Structure

Course Structure:
  • Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset, Motivations, and Behaviors
  • Industry Understanding
  • Customer Understanding and Business Modeling

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The programme is self-paced and the cost per month is 49$.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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