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Business Accelerator (Entrepreneurship)

Madras Street

Master the art of entrepreneurship – from vision to venture.

In the landscape of entrepreneurship, dreams are transformed into reality, ideas become thriving businesses and innovation drives success.

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur ready to take the leap, a seasoned professional seeking to launch a new venture, or an intrapreneur looking to drive innovation within your organisation, this dynamic and comprehensive nine-week course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and mindset to embark on a transformative journey into entrepreneurship.

Cutting-edge theories are blended with practical applications throughout the course. You’ll be immersed in the entrepreneurial mindset and explore key concepts such as lean startup principles, rapid prototyping, creative thinking and business model development. You’ll gain an understanding of the startup ecosystem, learn how to navigate challenges and leverage tools to stay ahead of the competition.

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals and work on developing your own startup idea. By applying your knowledge and skills in a practical setting, you’ll develop the confidence and resilience necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship.

Topics covered include: Problem Discovery, Lean Canvas, User Journeys, Design Thinking, Idea Validation, Customer Personas, Business Models, Solution Development, Prototyping, Value Proposition, Competitors, Marketing, Financials and Digital Tools.

Course Code BTSB600
Level 6
Credits 10
Estimated Time 12 Weeks
Fees 2024 $465

Please note: You will be charged an associated external fee (if applicable) plus a portion of the compulsory Student Services Levy that supports our services available to students. For full information on the compulsory Student Services Levy, visit fees and finance.

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Business Accelerator
Start date: 29 July 2024

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