Technion

HEC Paris

University of London

Yale

Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility

"An entrepreneur is someone who prefers a life of boundless uncertainty to that of predictability and chooses to bet on themselves before anyone else."

- Drew Downs, Co-founder of Nuvango

The Details

Were you one of those kids who loved setting up a good lemonade stand or bake sale? Always coming up with some idea and gathering all your friends to make it happen? Are you obsessed with Shark Tank? Then you might be cut out for entrepreneurship. Not for the faint of heart, entrepreneurship is the willingness to start a new business using your own resources, time, and sometimes money. Entrepreneurship has played a vital role in the economic development of the expanding global marketplace.

What we love about entrepreneurship is the infinite possibilities! MYX started as a dream of our founder to fix and remyx education and now it is not only a functioning business, it is a movement, impacting the lives of hundreds. In this WorkMYX, you will learn from leaders in entrepreneurship at Babson and the University of Maryland who have walked the path of entrepreneurship. Core skills in financial accounting, statistics, marketing, finance, strategy as well as digital marketing are part of this WorkMYX. Take a deep dive into inclusive leadership and design thinking which we believe will give you an edge in your pursuits!

The second part of WorkMYX is all about social responsibility. You will gain the tools and strategies you need to create measurable social impact around the world. Combine the two? You will be unstoppable.

Why It’s Hot Right Now

  • Everyone wants to be their own boss. Your earning and impact potential is limitless (source: careerexplorer.com)

  • 27 million working-age Americans - nearly 14 percent - are starting or running new businesses (source: careerexplorer.com)

  • 24 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs expect to employ 20 or more people in the next five years (source: careerexplorer.com)

Influencers in the Field

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg

Let’s Talk About the $

$72,000 with infinite potential for growth (source: payscale.com)

Social Impact

You decide. Will your business help save the world?

PATHWAYS:

WHAT YOU WALK AWAY WITH

BS degree in business

TIME

6-8 semesters

COST

$40,000-$68,000

OR

workmyxEntrepreneurship and Social Responsibility

WHAT YOU WALK AWAY WITH

  • Skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.
  • Course completion certificates from top universities.
  • Course credits can be used towards a future degree.
  • TIME

    1 semester

    COST

    $425

    workmyx: Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility

    1. Technion

    Startup Entrepreneurship Specialization

    The Startup Entrepreneurship specialization focuses on issues of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. It leads the students through the entire process of creating a start-up from an idea. Part One deals with ideas, and the creative imagination: discovering new ideas, new products, new services, new and better ways to do almost anything.

    Part Two focuses on how to build a business (entrepreneurship). This course guides the learner through a series of tools and methods that help take an idea and make it happen, in a way that can sustain the business or organization that delivers it to humanity. Use this course to build a solid business or organization around the idea you developed during Part One. Part Three offers Innovation Career Lessons from a Master of proven achievements. During this course you will follow conversations and interviews with Dadi Perlmutter, who until recently was Executive VP of Intel Corporate, the highest ranking Israeli executive of any multinational company.

    What You’ll Learn

    • Discovering new ideas, new products and better ways to do almost anything

    • How to build a business from the ground up

    • Career pathways and lessons from a master of proven achievements

    2. HEC Paris

    Entrepreneurship Strategy from Ideation to Exit

    This course covers in the chronological order each defining step of an entrepreneurial project. It begins with very personal considerations related to getting to better know yourself better to see if you are ready for the multiple challenges of entrepreneurship. It then deals with creativity in order to provide the right set of tools to find an idea with the right potential to disrupt an existing business. We then discuss how to gather a founding team, how to raise money to initiate the project, and how to deal with day to day cash management. Later in the course, we discuss the art of selling, focusing on business to business sales, and how to measure the product launch phase using cohort analysis. Later on, we discuss the challenges of HR in an entrepreneurial environment, and of recruiting at a point where nobody knows your company. We then describe very practical techniques to initiate the international development of a small company. Last, we cover the exit strategy topic.

    What You’ll Learn

    • Identifying your belief system

    • Strategies for creating a finding team

    • Cash management & financial indicators

    • Selling and scaling

    • Human resources

    3. University of London

    How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

    If you’re an entrepreneur at any stage of your journey, or even an aspiring one, and you need money to start or grow your business, this course is for you. This course will introduce, and help you put to use in your startup, the five models through which your customers can – and will, if you ask them! – fund your business. These five time-tested models have been put to use by entrepreneurial superstars like Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and more. Sadly, though, the five models are rarely talked about and not widely understood. Until now! The five models will be brought to life by the real-world stories of an inspiring collection of incredibly creative entrepreneurs from around the world – including successes and failures – through a series of captivating no-holds-barred interviews with founders and others, and investors.

    More than two generations ago, the venture capital community – VC’s, business angels, incubators, and others – convinced the entrepreneurial world that writing business plans and raising venture capital constituted the twin centerpieces of entrepreneurial endeavor. They did so for very good reasons: the sometimes astonishing returns they’ve delivered to their investors and the incredibly large and valuable companies their ecosystem has created. But the vast majority of fast growing companies never take any angel or venture funding. Are they onto something that most of today’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has missed? Indeed, should a business angel or VC be seen as the first port of call for getting your nascent entrepreneurial venture off the ground or growing it faster? Perhaps not. Let’s find out!

    What You’ll Learn

    • How to navigate the world of Venture Capital

    • Five time-tested models have been put to use by entrepreneurial superstars like Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Richard Branson

    • Hands-on, practical tools to help your business start and thrive

    4. Yale

    The Science of Wellbeing

    In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

    What You'll Learn

    • Gratitude
    • Happiness
    • Meditation
    • Savoring

    This work totals 133 hours over the course of 15 weeks

    Enroll me in this workmyx

    Please note that MYX will enroll you in these courses before the start of term.

    Technion

    HEC Paris

    University of London

    Yale