The power of the Entrepreneurial Mindset in Higher Education

This course is designed for champions of enterprise and entrepreneurship in Higher Education. There are many champions: academics, staff in the professional and central support services, managers and leaders.  

Entrepreneurial thinking is not confined to the business school or the technology transfer office. An entrepreneurial mindset can positively impact undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, continuing and executive education, careers support, research, innovation, business development and external partnerships. Students from every academic discipline can benefit from developing an entrepreneurial mindset whether their ambitions are related to future employment, self-employment or entrepreneurship. In fact, every strategic and operational aspect of Higher Education can benefit from adopting an entrepreneurial approach.

Individually and collectively, champions are typically working to bring about change that will transform the educational experience of students and generate economic, social and cultural impacts in the local ecosystem and wider society. Even in normal circumstances, change is never easy and there are many obstacles to be anticipated and overcome but things are currently even more challenging given the numerous difficulties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps the greatest challenge is the ongoing uncertainty about when things might be able to return to normal. There has never been a greater need for the entrepreneurial mindset to help us all to navigate a path through these many uncertainties towards a safer and stronger future.


Introduction to the course

The course is offered by the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, a free membership organisation with members in 73 countries. The Network’s mission is to enable individuals to create change - whether in their own lives, their team, their organisation or society - through the power of the entrepreneurial mindset. 

This course is designed to help champions of enterprise and entrepreneurship to survive, thrive and bring about much-needed change in their organisations. The course provides you with the right knowledge, with the necessary facts to help you understand change. The course helps you to develop the right skills, the ability to work in new ways and implement change. Above all the course helps you to develop the right mindset, one that gives you the confidence to deal with the uncertainty and complexity of change. 

The course is built around a definition of the entrepreneurial mindset that offers a robust framework by which to examine the current challenges and opportunities. The outcome will be that you will strengthen 7 essential entrepreneurial behaviours and create the solutions that are most suited to your own context. In turn you can role model these behaviours to other people so that they too can adapt to the new circumstances. With the right mindset, like an entrepreneur, you take ownership of problems, you don’t sit back and wait, you take the initiative, you create solutions, you make the best use of the available resources, and you work to create success for yourself, your team and your organisation.

1 HOW WILL I BENEFIT FROM COMPLETING THE COURSE?

  • By developing your entrepreneurial mindset and gaining all the associated benefits
  • By leveraging your existing knowledge and skills 
  • By learning how to cope with change, uncertainty and complexity
  • By using your mindset to drive job performance and career advancement



2 HOW IS THE COURSE TAILORED TO MY NEEDS?

  • It enables you to develop a detailed understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and its benefits
  • It is aligned to real work scenarios and your own personal context
  • It immediately allows you to put what you have learned into practice
  • It enables you to achieve your goals for personal, organisational and societal change.


3 WHO IS THE COURSE AIMED AT?

  • Academics in any subject discipline
  • Researchers
  • Enterprise officers
  • Careers and employability staff
  • Manager and leaders


4 WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS COURSE?

  • The course is high-quality online education, based on systematic instructional design and planning 
  • It enables you to take control of your current situation and prepare for your future
  • It provides active learning that builds on your current strengths 
  • It uses self-reflection questions and exercises that guarantee that the content is aligned to you and your individual needs


5 WHO IS DELIVERING THE COURSE?

  • The course is offered by the Entrepreneurial Ⓜ️indset Network, an international organisation with members in 73 countries. 
  • The instructor is the Director of the Network, Paul Coyle.
  • Paul is acknowledged as a world-leading expert in the entrepreneurial mindset 
  • He is highly motivated to help you to learn and put the mindset into practice


6 HOW CAN I ENROL?

  • At the end of this page select one of the two registration buttons i.e. Silver or Gold
  • Then use the [Enroll in course]
  • Contact us to enrol each member of a team
  • Our email contact is [email protected]


7 HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?


  • There are two price tiers for individual registrations: Silver £69 and Gold £159
  • For group enrolments, an invoice is created so that each person can then enrol on the course without having to make an individual payment
  • There is a discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more people.


8 HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE TAKE?


  • The course offers the flexibility to study when and where you choose
  • Study at your own pace; spend 2 or 3 minutes watching a video or watch a “box set”
  • The total recommended learning time is approximately 20 hours
  • Complete the course in a few days or spread things out over weeks - it is up to you!


9 HOW IS THE COURSE ORGANISED?


  • The course is divided into 11 manageable and easy to navigate sections
  • Each section includes a number of short videos that provide detailed explanations and communicate the main concepts
  • Self-reflection and practical exercises will help you to apply the mindset to your own personal context and achieve the full benefits of the course


10 HOW AM I ASSESSED?

  • Each section includes a graded quiz, so that you can test your understanding of the key concepts and get immediate feedback on your progress
  • The self-assessments and practical exercises are not graded
  • The final section of the course includes a self-assessment tool which will give you feedback about the understanding you have developed as a result of the course 


11 HOW DO I GET SUPPORT DURING THE COURSE?

  • We keep you motivated through orientation videos, interactive content and graded quizzes 
  • There are options for 1:1 coaching and group webinars (at extra cost)
  • Technical support is always available via email

12 WHAT CERTIFICATE CAN I ACHIEVE?

  • A free digital Certificate of Completion can be downloaded once you complete the course
  • A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded if you achieve at least 50% in all the graded quizzes and the final self-assessment tool
  • The fee for a digital Certificate of Achievement is £29
  • We recommend you add your Mindset Certificate to your professional profile e.g. CV, resume or LinkedIn


Course Curriculum

  [Section 1 Intro 1/3] Introducing the Entrepreneurial Mindset
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  [Section 2 Intro 2/3] Coping with change. Creating change.
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  [Section 3 Intro 3/3] Thinking and acting like an entrepreneur
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  [Section 4] [M] Meet real needs - your first essential entrepreneurial behaviour
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  [Section 5] [I] Innovate - your second essential entrepreneurial behaviour
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  [Section 6] [N] Never act unethically - your third essential entrepreneurial behaviour
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  [Section 7] [D] Dare to take risks - your fourth essential entrepreneurial behaviour
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  [Section 8] [S] Sell - your fifth essential entrepreneurial behaviour
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  [Section 9] [E] Exercise for productivity - your sixth essential entrepreneurial behaviour
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  [Section 10] [T] Take the initiative - your seventh essential entrepreneurial behaviour
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  [Section 11] Course summary and 7 take aways
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Prices are quoted in GBP. You will be charged in your local currency by your credit card company.


The fee of 69 GBP is approximately 95 USD = 80 EUR = 350 AED = 15,200 PKR = 7,000 INR = 125 SGD = 125 AUD

£69

Individual Enrolment (Silver)

Access to all course materials (videos, quizzes, self-reflections and practical exercises)

Option to purchase 1:1 video chat coaching for fee of £99 per 60 mins

Option to purchase digital Certificate of Achievement for fee of £29

£159

Individual Enrolment (Gold)

Access to all course materials (videos, quizzes, self-reflections and practical exercises)

50 mins 1:1 video chat coaching (worth £99)

Digital Certificate of Achievement (worth £29)

Total value £197