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New Venture Creation

  • Turns Ideas Into Successful Business Ventures
  • Taught by Serial Entrepreneurs
  • Builds Skills To Minimize Risk and Make Effective Decisions

Through an in-depth understanding of key business models, financial planning, business decision-making, entrepreneurial problem solving, persuasive marketing, and a passion for creation, ideas can become successful business endeavors. These courses are designed for entrepreneurs with big ideas. They teach basic skills, such as circumventing common pitfalls in the feasibility and development stages of starting a business, as well as advanced skills, such as strategically putting ideas into action for a sustainable business model.

Acquisition Basics for Entrepreneurs

Learn how to structure companies and their operations in order to maximize sale value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

2 sections

Advanced Methods for Startup and Corporate Entrepreneurs

Learn to use state-of-the-art tools and methods to discover customers’ unmet needs in your market value chain to gain the competitive edge.

2 sections

Entrepreneurial Problem Solving

Learn about experiential entrepreneurship—the ability to identify problems and create solutions to them that others value.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Entrepreneurship A-Z: Techniques for Operating Your Business

Learn everything you need to know about starting a business.

2 sections

Strategy for the Entrepreneur

This workshop, for both entrepreneurs and employees with an idea, outlines the framework and core elements of successful strategic business plans.

2 sections

Entrepreneurial Skills for New Coaches

Learn how to establish a private coaching practice—one that aligns with your vision and values.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Capstone: Certificate in Food Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Develop your food and beverage product or service venture by creating a mission statement and job descriptions and preparing a business plan.

2 sections

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Explore marketing concepts and strategies relevant to startup and early-stage entrepreneurs as well as established firms introducing new products.

2 sections

Entrepreneurial PR: Leadership and Organizational Communication Strategies in Today's Startup Culture

Learn how to incorporate innovative PR strategies to create strategic messaging, engagement, and a reputation that resonate with a global audience.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Food Experience, Design, and Marketing

Gain practical guidance about food and beverage product design, marketing, and consumer experience.

2 sections

Food Retail Location Analysis

Analyze the critical factors of distribution, wholesale markets, and retail markets for food and beverage products.

2 sections

Food and Beverage Logistics and Supply Chain

In this online foundation course, learn about recipe creation for the food and beverage product you are looking to introduce to the marketplace.

2 sections

From Concept to Consumer

This foundation course takes you through food and beverage business planning and concept development.

2 sections

Managing Projects at Startups

Learn how to adapt generally accepted project management techniques to a young company, in which project timelines are compressed.

2 sections

Starting a Successful Art Business

Identify and acquire the skills necessary to launch, sustain, and grow an art business.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Venture Formation and Financing

This course details business creation options available and discusses professional services and financing to consider when starting a new venture.

2 sections

Starting Your Coaching Practice

Learn how to start, build, maintain, and sustain a thriving coaching practice of your own.

2018 Fall
1 section

Sourcing and Managing Global Talent

This course provides an overview of common technology and operational tools to manage and lead global teams in a digital age.

2018 Fall
1 section

Entrepreneurship A-Z: Intensive

Learn everything you need to know about starting a business in this accelerated two-day course.

Entrepreneurship and the Arts

Explore the intersection of art and entrepreneurship, and acquire the knowledge needed to create your own arts-related enterprise.

How to Commercialize Your Favorite Recipe with Success

Gain the knowledge and skills to commercialize a specialty food product, whether you want to keep the business small, grow it, or run it as a hobby.

Sports Startup Lab

Learn how to research, prototype, and iterate a product or concept for a sports startup, and get feedback from potential customers/investors.

Starting a Successful Events Business

If you are an event professional ready to start your own company, then this workshop can help you to navigate the path toward business ownership.

Startups in a Digital Ecosystem

Learn how to take advantage of digital marketing channels to test your product and to grow your business.