What’s better than being self-employed and offering jobs? Being on top of the chain is a very attractive idea but evolving as a successful entrepreneur is not as easy as it sounds. It is not just technical knowledge that can get you through if you plan to start a business. Universities have been focusing a lot on a technically sound education due to which the much required entrepreneurial skills have been overlooked.
India being the new start-up nation needs to focus on a lot of educational aspects as far as entrepreneurs are concerned. There is a huge job requirement for which the nation requires skilled individuals with leadership qualities that can bring thriving start-ups in the Indian market and solve the problems related to funding.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is the solution that can bridge the gap between education and skills. Students and aspirants can now learn how to build a business and lead it to success in order to generate good revenue and contribute to the development and economy of the nation. These online courses allow students the flexibility to complete the course in their own time frame which becomes convenient for the individuals who are working. Instructor’s individual attention is also provided to the students that help them learn better.
Following are some of the global courses that not only offer you a highly evolved entrepreneurial insight but also allow you to learn and interact with students from all over the world.
Check out the list of MOOC platforms where you can enroll and learn to study online entrepreneurial courses:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):
MIT is the name that probably every student wants to associate himself with. The institute offers various core and supplementary online entrepreneurship courses in fields such as leadership, finance, operations, law, marketing/planning and strategy disciplines at different levels. Students with a business savvy mind can benefit a lot from courses like entrepreneurial marketing, developmental entrepreneurship, inventions and patents, the art and science of negotiation, etc. and learn how to develop their business.Stanford University:
Stanford is another one of the globally recognized universities of the US and offers several online courses in several fields varying from Medical Education to Design and Statistics to business, etc. Stanford’s MOOC also offer entrepreneurial courses. These are brief courses on technology entrepreneurship, creativity, startup boards: Advanced entrepreneurship and various others.
Among the other popular MOOC learning platforms are Coursera, Study.com and SV.CO that offer some amazing courses for aspiring entrepreneurs and great learning experience.
Coursera was founded in April 2012 and over 20 million students have registered on the platform for different courses. Among the entrepreneurial courses offered by the platform are essentials of entrepreneurship, business model canvas, entrepreneurial strategic management and developing an entrepreneurial mindset.
More than 15 million learners have enrolled on this platform that is quite popular for its courses like entrepreneurship guide, microfinance for entrepreneurs and small businesses and factors of production for the benefit of budding entrepreneurs.
Although it is a platform that was evolved after the make-over of Startup Village, it will be launching various free online course on aspects of entrepreneurship on August 15, 2016, in order to motivate engineering students to bring startup industry practices.