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Entrepreneurship FAQ

All entrepreneurship courses will be designed around developing, testing and launching a commercial venture.

Online entrepreneurship courses focus on how to realise business opportunities. Entrepreneurship is a broad subject area, and some courses focus on specialised areas. In contrast, others are broad and cover many topics, from planning and development to market strategies, team building, innovation and intellectual property rights.

While there are no set rules and formulas for creating profitable companies, these courses can be helpful in your journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Yes, many opportunities and a wide range of education providers and universities offer online entrepreneurship courses. Many types of online entrepreneurship courses are available, from self-paced, free programmes to tutor-led degrees that award higher-level academic qualifications.

There are many steps on an entrepreneurial journey, and you can find online courses to cover all aspects and skills, build a solid foundation and to create a successful business. Free online courses are open to anyone with internet access and can help nurture entrepreneurial skills, whatever an individual’s budget.

Depending on the level and learning outcomes, course length can vary from a few weeks on a self-paced short course to several years on a part-time postgraduate qualification.

As a rough guide, studying part-time for the following certificate will take:

  • Short courses- a few weeks to a few months
  • Diplomas and certificates- a few months to a year
  • Full Undergraduate Degrees – up to 6 years
  • Complete Master’s Degrees- two to five years.


You can study at your own pace on some free entrepreneurship courses with no set completion times. These courses require a lot of self-motivation and discipline. However, if you are also trying to start a successful business at the same time, this flexibility is ideal.

Yes, entrepreneurship courses are considered business programmes and are generally taught by the university’s business school.

Entrepreneurship training is made up of soft and hard skills. If you want to start and run a successful new business, you will need a mixture of practical skills and strategic thinking to seize new business opportunities and turn innovative ideas into actual commercial products and business processes.

Entrepreneurship fundamentals include

  • Business idea generation
  • How to create a business plan
  • Assessing a business model
  • Go-to-market strategies
  • Digital Marketing
  • Finance
  • Team Management
  • Process Management

While there is no guaranteed way to identify a profitable business opportunity and start a successful company, there are courses that coach and build the skills and insights that and proven to have a positive impact when starting a new business. Other courses investigate case studies, develop theories, and understand how successful companies developed and common pitfalls.

Successful entrepreneurs are as unique as the businesses they create. This means that you will find entrepreneurs who spent many years studying and learning concepts that they directly attribute to their success. In contrast, others are born with an entrepreneurial mindset and have never taken a university qualification, learning how to build successful business ventures through instinct and trial and error.

Aspiring entrepreneurs, who want to be their own boss, and business leaders, looking for a career change can benefit from an entrepreneurship course by developing new skills and expanding their professional network.

Taking an online course in entrepreneurship can have the following impacts and benefits.

  • Learn from real-world examples and case studies
  • Refine and develop a business plan
  • Optimise existing business ventures
  • Network with like-minded peers

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