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Coventry University

Uncovering Your Entrepreneurial Potential

Coventry University via FutureLearn


How do entrepreneurs learn to win – and what are the key characteristics and traits that make them successful not just in the workplace, but at life in general?

This course examines how taking an entrepreneurial approach is the first step towards becoming an entrepreneur. The entrepreneur mindset can be useful in a range of contexts – and not just in terms of starting your own company.

The course will challenge your ideas about innovation and entrepreneurship and teach you how entrepreneurship strategies will benefit yourself and others. You’ll explore different ways to approach entrepreneurship and innovation in the workplace.

You’ll also have the chance to identify your own entrepreneurial strengths and learn how to create economic and social value through their implementation.

Explore different types of entrepreneurship

The course will teach you how to apply the core concepts of being an entrepreneur – including entrepreneurship as tasks, processes, traits and outcomes.

You’ll have the opportunity to examine different types of entrepreneurs and the links between entrepreneurship and innovation.

Unlock the power of intrapreneurship and social entrepreneurship

Find out the difference between an entrepreneur and Intrapreneur, and explore how intrapreneurs are proactive, self-motivated and action-oriented, with strong leadership and problem-solving skills.

This course will teach you the value of intrapreneurs in social entrepreneurship and new venture creation.

This course is designed for anyone interested in applying entrepreneurship principles to their daily lives.

It will be of particular interest to people in business development, recruitment and business management roles looking to take their career to the next level.

If you want to develop your knowledge further, you may want to take these courses, from the same provider, that share the same overall learning outcomes:

  • Creativity and Innovation: Their Role in Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • Implementing Your Business Ideas: From Risk Identification to SWOT Analysis
  • Success and Failure in Entrepreneurship: Discover the Key to Business Success
  • Green Innovation and Business Ethics: The Future of Entrepreneurship


  • Conceptualising Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Core concepts
    • Entrepreneurship as task, process, traits or outcomes
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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice
    • Value creation
    • Types of entrepreneurship
    • Innovation and entrepreneurship practice
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Taught by

Cherisse H


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