Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

Acquire the foun­da­tion­al knowl­edge you’ll need to devel­op a ven­ture-based busi­ness project. Dis­cuss mod­els for sourc­ing and eval­u­at­ing busi­ness ideas and oppor­tu­ni­ties. Set the three pil­lars that will give a face to your project: Vision, Val­ues, and View­ers. Under­stand what it means to oper­ate under the mind­set of the entre­pre­neur. Learn about basic mar­ket­ing con­cepts and get start­ed on a busi­ness plan to present your idea.
Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • A hands-on, practical course where you’ll learn through interactive assignments and have the opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
  • This course is for career-changers, upskillers, business professionals, and all those interested in starting their own business and becoming successful entrepreneurs.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Have a solid foundation on how to start a business.
  • Make decisions that better move your business forward.
  • Understand how to track expenses, revenue, and profits.
  • Acquire good habits that will move your business toward success.
  • Prioritize tasks in order to be more efficient.
  • Lay the foundation to getting the message of your business to the right people and at the right time.
  • Have a basic start to your business plan.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.

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