This course employs a scalable entrepreneurial education methodology and high-quality interactive educational resources and tools to promote an entrepreneurial mindset and skills and the development of key transversal skills such as digital and foreign language skills, thereby fostering your employability as well as your personal and professional development.
Entrepreneurship is mostly lectured in a traditional way with a focus on business management and the development of business plans, which is why the course also covers general topics such as motivation, leadership and team building.
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We thereby seek to promote the development of innovative multi-dimensional educational approaches to prepare you to solve today’s and tomorrow’s economic, social and cultural challenges. There seem to be limited opportunities for developing the following key competences that are particularly important in successfully setting up a business: teamwork, communication and negotiation, problem-solving, and the ability to identify market needs and turn them into business opportunities. One of the identified barriers to entrepreneurship is fear of failure, which is why you will be given the opportunity in this course to develop an ability to cope with failure and be resilient and persistent, as these are key success factors for any entrepreneur.
This MOOC includes 6 modules which will train you in entrepreneurial skills over 6 weeks. Each module contains videos (interviews with experts in entrepreneurship with subtitles available in English and Spanish) and complementary multimedia material:
Each module contains a compulsory activity that must be successfully completed in order to move on to the next module. In Module 0 the compulsory activity is the Initial Questionaire.
If you have any doubts, please go to the Frequently Asked Questions at the following link: FAQs Students
This MOOC is open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship. After completing the MOOC, face-to-face training will also be offered at the University of Perugia (Italy), University NOVA Lisbon (Portugal), the Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre (CISE, University of Cantabria, Spain) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
The face-to-face training will take place in the form of a 1-2 week intensive training workshop where students will work in groups to enhance the knowledge acquired in the MOOC. Teaching methods will focus on group work, role plays and case studies. The materials will be based on experimental learning.
If you are interested in this face-to-face training after completing the MOOC, please visit the BLUES project website to obtain more information.
Now it’s time to embark on Your Road to Entrepreneurship. Let’s go!