About this Specialization
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 8 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

LeadershipLean StartupPlanEntrepreneurship

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 8 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Step Towards Success

4.3
163 ratings
51 reviews
Course2

The Search for Great Ideas: Harnessing creativity to empower innovation.

3.7
52 ratings
9 reviews
Course3

Planning: Principled, Proposing, Proofing, and Practicing to a Success Plan

4.0
21 ratings
6 reviews
Course4

Structure: Building the Frame for Business Growth

3.9
14 ratings
3 reviews

Instructors

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Forrest S. Carter

Associate Professor, Faculty Director of Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Marketing
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Ken Szymusiak

Managing Director, Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Broad College of Business
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David Wheeler

Creative Research Faculty, The Hub for Innovation
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About Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • This class is intended for all inspiring entrepreneurs regardless of experience level.

  • Not necessarily, but the courses do tend to build on one another so you may get a more complete picture if you complete them in the intended order.

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