Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch, a well-known Entrepreneurship Professor and serial entrepreneur himself and his team will conduct this online course, based on Open Learning Content. The course is entirely held in English by the “Central Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer” (ZIFET; www.zifet.de) of the Koblenz and Landau University, one of the few German Universities awarded the title “Entrepreneurial University” from the German Federal Ministry for Economics.
After participating in our course, you will:
We made a collection of the most interesting videos of famous qualified entrepreneurs and highly qualified academics. You will get the chance to learn via an entertaining multimedia experience, consisted of easily accessible videos and scientific papers.
This is one of the most important advice that serial entrepreneurs always give. For Entrepreneurship is not just about taking risks, but also a mean of searching and gathering information from an unknown business environment in order for you to refine or even change your basic ideas into products and services that customers will love
Learning is most effective when you get the chance to directly apply your theoretical knowledge into the real world. That is exactly the reason why half of the weekly assignments are related to your existing ideas, or the ones that you create during the course with our support. You might be afraid that someone could probably steal your idea, but from our year-long experience, we can assure you that another colleague in the course will have a very similar one.
Technology is rapidly changing and information is increasingly growing in a pace faster than ever before, as well as knowledge and presentation-style do! Thus we are asking you to comment and rate the videos and make recommendations for new Open Learning Content and further topics. As reward you will get some extra points on your final grade.
In order for you to (potentially) receive a Certificate of Participation and/or 6 ECTS (Credit Points equivalent to 180 study hours), we need for administrative purposes to officially inscribe you as students of the Koblenz and Landau University. For this reason, you will need to send us a copy of your high-school diploma or your bachelor or diploma degree or your current student identification card and fill out the required form fields during your registration (see below). Due to a ZIFET grant, we are able to wave all necessary fees for you, if you are willing to participate in some surveys during the course for our research about Open Entrepreneurship Learning Content. To finally receive the certificate with 6 ECTS-credits, you must pass the overall assessment at a minimum average of 50%. A certificate with distinction will be awarded to those who get a GPA (Grade Point Average) of 75% or higher. A certificate of attendance will be provided in case the activity level is minimum 65% all over the interactive parts of the course.
A high-school diploma or a bachelor or diploma degree – in any field of study – is a requirement. You need no prior knowledge of business administration or entrepreneurship to participate in this course.
This Course is Moderated by
Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch, a well-known entrepreneurship professor and serial entrepreneur himself.
Phuong Anh Tran, a Research Assistant at the University and doctoral candidate in Entrepreneurship.
Matthias Barde, a Research Assistant at the University and entrepreneur himself.
Generally, students will need the following:
We provide a general, though flexible course structure with several units consisted of:
Yes, you can register any time. However, if you start after the deadline of the perspective unit, you will not be able to submit your homework and therefore will not receive any points on this content.
Each course unit has a specific starting date. Also there will be a final deadline for submitting your assignments.
No. This course is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, you need to submit your assignments within the given deadlines.
It depends on the individual, your motivation, your English language skills etc. However, you should plan a time span of 6-18 hours per week on a unit.
You can any time communicate with us in a number of different ways. Our online course is created and explained through the instructor´s lecture information. You can discuss topics in the discussion board, where the Professor, the moderators and the rest of the peers provide insight, guidance and feedback. Sometimes, you and the instructor can contact through private assignment correspondence within the course site or via email / skype / telephone.
During the course, you will be asked to work on several individual assignments. Nonetheless, there is no final examination required for the completion of the course.
It depends on each topic. Sometimes -in order to cultivate your personal entrepreneurial spirit- you will be asked to find answers to specific business problems, write paper reviews, make some interviews, review study materials and do your own research.
The assignments will be uploaded via our online platform at the end of the course.
A certificate of attendance / participation will be provided to the students reaching an activity level of minimum 65% on the overall interactive parts of the course (e.g.video watching and commenting).
In order to receive the 6 ECTS certificate, you must complete the overall workload with a minimum average of 50%. A certificate with a distinction grade will be awarded to those who complete a 75% or higher.
Deadline for registration was the 17th of April 2017