Industry, Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation

Are you an entrepreneur at heart looking to launch your own venture or gain entrepreneurial skills for your organisation or external clients? By introducing you to the essential building blocks of entrepreneurship, business model design and customer development, this course provides you with the knowledge, critical analysis and creative skills that underpin entrepreneurial thinking in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace.

Digital Skills Academy
Course Starts:
May 14, 2018
Course Ends:
June 15, 2018
Registration Closes:
May 7, 2018
5 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
10 hours
Delivery Mode:
Digital Business
Single Payment:
Total fees

Course Introduction

The course focuses on developing effective business models, strategic planning processes and product lifecycle planning. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the lean start-up methodology and gain the skill set and critical business tools to test and validate your ideas in the marketplace.

You will also be introduced to other key entrepreneurship topics such as innovation, crafting your pitch, ideation, finance, strategic decision making, operations management and competition analysis. 

Through Digital Skills Academy’s experiential learning approach, you’ll have an opportunity to apply and embed your new skills whilst on the course.

How Will This Course Help To Advance Your Career

By fostering innovation and enabling you to gain a set of strategic business tools and entrepreneurial skills, this course prepares you to act as a dynamic entrepreneur in an increasingly digital world and so stand out in front of investors, managers or recruiters.

On completion of this course, you will have covered:

  • Business Model Design
  • Customer Development Model
  • The Lean Start-Up Methodology
  • Innovation & Ideation
  • Financial Concepts
  • The Founders Dilemma, Success & Failure
  • The ability to assess any business model to build traction in the marketplace
  • Understanding the building blocks of a business by assessing customer pain points while at the same time putting structures in place to foster business growth

On completion of this course, you will have created the following assets:

  • Business Model analysis of a company of your choosing
  • In-depth case analysis of a company of your choosing

As part of our application process, you will take a simple, online suitability assessment for your chosen course. Based on your answers, this will confirm that you have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

10 hours (comprising a weekly average of 5 taught hours plus 5 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work.)

You will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and give you work-based experience of applying your new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. Assessments for this specific course include a weekly quiz and a research piece on a company of your choosing.

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Learn Through Work-Based Experience

You’ll be working on assignments and projects, including the development of your own web service, that present work-based strategic business challenges and demanding customer requirements.

Build A Compelling Portfolio

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or perhaps preparing for your next career move, you’ll complete the course with a cutting-edge portfolio to help you reach your career aspirations.

Reinforce The Learning

Our Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions enable you to tap into the knowledge of our lecturers in real-time and support your development of invaluable group-working skills.

Learn From The Experts

All Digital Skills Academy lecturers blend academic excellence with professional experience. Their knowledge and skills have been applied and stress-tested over many years in the real world.

Enjoy The Learning Experience

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. You’ll be able to access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Peer Learning

You’ll be part of an online international community of fellow working professionals. You’ll benefit from the advice, support, insights and experiences shared by your peers from across the globe.

Who Our Participants Work For
Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

What Our Participants Say About Digital Skills Academy Programmes

“As I have been active in the UK Digital Sector, I wanted to upskill, and was interested in the digital side of business too. Doing this course was good for my work, and also good for future-proofing my career.” – Andrés Espinosa Aceves, Digital Skills Academy Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

Are any extra resources needed to complete this course?

All the resources you require will be provided within this course and extra web-based resources such as official documentation will be highlighted.

Will we have access to the course lecturer to ask questions?

Participants will be able to ask the course lecturer questions at any time through a special forum set up for this course.

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