Entrepreneurial Operations: Launching a Startup

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Optimize your business for success by learning the fundamentals of entrepreneurial operations.

Professional CertificateEntrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership
Course Format:Instructor-Led
Start Date:Sep 18, 2018

What you will learn

  • The role of operations in launching a start-up
  • The potential operational risks associated with launching a start-up
  • How to successfully launch a startup

Overview

This startup operations course will examine the real-world operational challenges and execution risks associated with getting a new venture started. We will consider start-up ventures in a variety of industries. The course will provide you with a set of steps, frameworks, and tools that can be used to understand the important considerations for building a startup operation from scratch.  

In each module, the students will be exposed to a different operations-related concept. Lecture notes, readings, and case studies will explore the key operations topics that are important for start-ups. Topics include:
  • The role of Operations in Launching a New Venture
  • Developing an Operations Mindset
  • Using the Value Chain Canvas to document your Startup Operations
  • Operational Risks and Challenges in Launching a New Venture
  • Operations Metrics for Managing New Venture Performance

Before you start

  • No prerequisites
  • Instructor-Led: course contains assignments and exams that have specific due dates, and you complete the course within a defined time period.
  • Course ends: Feb 15, 2019

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