You enjoy working in a company, but you miss the pioneering spirit? Do you have a great business idea, but you do not dare to take the risk alone and leave your current job? Do you see business opportunities at your workplace, but you do not know how to implement your ideas? Then you might be interested in taking this Massive Open Online Course, a MOOC, completely free of charge. It will provide you with tips and tools how to bring the entrepreneurial spirit to your organization, workplace or your team and boost your business through opportunity identification and exploitation. [Watch our introduction video](/courses/bizmooc2018/items/6snQNFGvsdOrWXSVSwjkgF) for more information about the course!
February 26, 2018 - April 2, 2018
Language: English

Course information


Entrepreneurship is a buzzword of the new century, but not everyone is a born entrepreneur. Yet innovation and entrepreneurship also take place within companies (“Intrapreneurship”) with the engagement and dedication of open-minded entrepreneurial employees and teams. Well-known examples include the Sony Playstation or Google´s Gmail, and many more. The content of the course covers a clarification of the intrapreneurship concept, outlines its opportunities for companies and employees, and introduces different practical tools. It brings learners from different companies, countries and cultures together to jointly discuss changes and challenges, and work on intrapreneurial ideas.

The course is open and free for everyone and will be conducted completely online. As intrapreneurship can only function when management creates the right environment and employees follow the entrepreneurial spirit, the course addresses all business actors. Also external learners such as students, people between jobs, or just interested in the topic are highly welcome. Participants are invited to bring in their own ideas and develop a pitch strategy for a business opportunity in online collaborating teams.

What will you learn about in this MOOC? After finishing this course you should be able to:

  • understand the concept of intrapreneurship
  • be familiarized with numerous examples of entrepreneurial organizations and intrapreneurship projects
  • assess identified opportunities at work, develop your perception of business opportunities at work and convert problems or challenges into opportunities,
  • identify stakeholders, target groups and sponsors of intrapreneurial projects,
  • enhance understanding and ability to form coalitions around new business ideas,
  • develop and deliver a pitch to the various audiences, including board of directors

How to learn?
Learn by reading, watching videos, answering multiple choice questions, participating in discussions and doing group work (presentation of an intrapreneurial pitch in weeks 5 and 6). You can gain most out of this learning experience if you actively participate in the discussions of each week and carry out the group work during the weeks 5 and 6. You can receive a different kind of credential depending on how much time and effort you will invest, see information below. The expert of each week and the e-convenor/e-moderator of the MOOC will support you through your learning experience and answer any questions you might have about the contents or about the learning process.

How much time do you need?
The course starts on 26th of February 2018 and runs over a period of 6 weeks (4 weeks of content and 2 additional weeks of practical transfer of the content learned). Approximately 5 hours of work per week. It is designed to allow flexibility and possibility to do more or less, depending on your time availability and topic preferences and interests.

What kind of credential can you get?

  • Certificate of participation: Work through of at least 50% of the materials, quizes, resources and discussions of the first 4 weeks.
  • Certificate of completion with a fast track record of achievement: Fullfill the requirements for the certificate of participation and pass a multiple choice test at the end of week 4.
  • Certificate of completion with a full track record of achievement: Fullfill the requirements of the fast track plus actively participate in a group to produce the business idea pitch in week 5 and complete the peer review process in week 6.
  • Premium certificate of completion with a full track record of achievement: A 2 ECTS-upgrade to your certificate of completion with a full track record of achievement is provided in case you pass an additional on-site exam in Graz, Potsdam or Cracow. This process is currently under preparation.

Overview: BizMOOC Certificates

No Fees!
Participation at the MOOC and all types of credentials are for free. No fees will be charged at any part of this course.

Anything else?
The main course language is English.

Credits

Course visual: HPI / K. Herschelmann

Music:
"Chill House Music Loop 116 bpm" by Alexander Blu is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Author: https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderBluMusic/
Source: http://www.orangefreesounds.com/chill-house-music-loop-116-bpm/
Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Course contents


  • Introduction:

    Overview of the whole MOOC and what you can expect.
  • Week 1:

    First information and insight into the concept of intrapreneurship. We learn about the concept, the benefits for employees and companies and run a short self-test. You will meet other learners and discuss inspiring examples of intrapreneurship.
  • Week 2:

    The second week supports you in identifying ideas within a company and doing a first assessment about their applicability. You will have the chance to present your own ideas and provide feedback about other inputs.
  • Week 3:

    This week is focused on identifying key stakeholders of the intrapreneurial project, creating coalitions and finding sponsors for your idea. You will learn about challenges and risks of intrapreneurship and select one idea you want to develop further in the course together with other learners in an intercultural team.
  • Week 4:

    Week 4 brings in the perspective of the company and suggests different approaches how employers can promote intrapreneurship. Next, you will select and apply tools from our intrapreneurial toolbox to further your idea and set the stage for entering the final ”Pitch”.
  • The Pitch:

    The MOOC culminates in the preparation and presentation of your intrepreneurial idea. You will have the chance to review other pitches and receive feedback about your idea.
  • Intrapreneurial Toolbox:

    The Intrapreneurial toolbox is a repository of different popular and well-approved entrepreneurship tools, as well as new ones created specifically for this course. This selection of tools can be used in different stages of our intrapreneurial adventure. We will provide you concise summaries, hints when and how to use them and links if you want to deepen your knowledge about a specific tool.
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Certificate Requirements


A record of achievement is issued to those who have earned more than 50% of the maximum number of points for the sum of all graded assignments. A confirmation of participation is issued to those who have completed at least 50% of the course material. Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

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BizMOOC Team

This course has been developed under the umbrella of the BizMOOC project, which is co-funded by the European Commission.

The developing team consists of experts from universities (FH JOANNEUM Graz, Austria & University of Economics Cracow, Poland) and businesses (AVL List GmbH Graz, Austria & openHPI, Potsdam Germany) who have teamed up to offer you an innovative course experience to the promising topic of "Intrapreneurship".

Find out more about the BizMOOC project? Visit www.bizmooc.eu

Find out more about MOOCs? Explore the MOOC BOOK, our our free online resource on www.mooc-book.eu. We are looking forward to your comments.

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