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Entrepreneurship is of growing importance to the economy and society in general because it deals with innovation, problem solving, innovation and wealth creation all really important factors for developing economies and societies in general.
Entrepreneurs can change the way we live and work. If successful, their innovations may improve our standard of living, create wealth and jobs as well as the conditions for a prosperous society.
Many of us hear the word entrepreneur and think of the brave individual who forgoes a career in an established organization to pursue a new and potentially risky venture. But entrepreneurship can also be thought of more broadly as a distinctive style of business leadership.
Indeed, we can think of a definition of entrepreneurial leadership, with its focus on creating and seizing opportunity, as a foundation for understanding how to build, organize and lead successful, innovative businesses of any age or size.
The DBS Online Diploma in Entrepreneurship is suitable for everyone who wants to learn the skills required to succeed in this field. Students will gain an understanding of decision-making under uncertainty, the variations in strategy among individuals when there is no “right” or “wrong” path, and then some guidance about the sorts of trade-offs various decisions and strategies engender. The course is taught in recorded weekly scheduled classes, using a cloud based app that works on any device. In addition students will have access to the Moodle learning management system that brings the class and teacher together for activities and access to resources.
In this course we introduce these multiple learning objectives in a powerful way, giving students all the different skills required to become a successful entrepreneur.
Startups where entrepreneurs work are different from larger firms, and often encounter unstructured and difficult problems that are not as well-defined as the strategy issues faced by established organizations.
Great entrepreneurs can be gregarious or low-key, analytical or intuitive, charismatic or boring, good with details or terrible, delegators or control freaks. What they all need is a capacity to execute projects in certain key ways.” It is important to note that evidence shows that entrepreneurial activities and the entrepreneurial mind-set can be learned.
Programme Aims and Objectives
Students who complete our DBS Online Diploma in Entrepreneurship should be able to:
Understand the process entrepreneurs use to generate ideas for new businesses and shape them into opportunities supported by a business model
Recognise and learn the core competencies required to become and effective entrepreneurial leader
Design a business plan and pitching opportunities
Evaluate the importance of effective management of the project life cycle
Be able to understand and evaluate how to finance an entrepreneurial venture
Attract, recruit, motivate and retain talent as well as building an ecosystem in an entrepreneurial context
Develop a marketing and selling plan specifically for the entrepreneurial venture
To meet the requirements of the DBS Online Diploma in Entrepreneurship, a student will be required to complete an individual assignment and an online group project.
Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
DBS Student Facilities
Online Learning Environment - is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material, interactive education sessions, and is home to your virtual online classroom which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS.
DBS Online Library - The Online Library provides a programme of introductory videos and virtual classroom sessions in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. These will be facilitated through the DBS Online Learning Environment prior to your commencement on the Diploma programme.
DBS Virtual Community of Learners – You will become part of DBS Online’s Virtual Community of Learners where you can network and share with your fellow online students.