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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.

This Summer, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Entrepreneurship A-Z: Techniques for Operating Your Business

Learn everything you need to know about starting a business.

2020 Summer
1 section

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.

2020 Summer
1 section

Entrepreneurial Skills for New Coaches

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

2020 Summer
1 section

Managing Projects at Startups

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

2020 Summer
1 section

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.

2020 Summer
1 section

Food Retail Location Analysis

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

2020 Summer
1 section

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.

2020 Summer
1 section

From Concept to Consumer

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

2020 Summer
1 section

Startups in a Digital Ecosystem

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

2020 Summer
1 section

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.

Entrepreneurship and the Arts

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

Food Experience, Design, and Marketing

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

Packaging Food and Beverage Products

Explore the necessities and options regarding packaging and protection of retail food and beverage products.

Starting a Successful Art Business

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

Venture Formation and Financing

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