Thinking & Acting like an Entrepreneur Free Online Course by RWTH Aachen University

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The RWTH Aachen University is offering free online course on Thinking & Acting like an Entrepreneur. The course introduces the decision-making process of successful entrepreneurs and specifies how it differs from that of managers in large companies, identifying common patterns.

In this six week course, applicants will learn how to harness the mindset of an entrepreneur and how to put it to use within your own company. This course will start on November 15, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 6-8 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: The RWTH Aachen University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $149
Session: Course Starts on November 15, 2017

Providers’ Details

The RWTH Aachen University is among the leading technical universities in Europe measured by its academic output, the quality of its graduates, and by the quantity of its external funding.

About This Course

The most noteworthy startups and entrepreneurs of our day are known for bucking trends in business and leadership.

New ventures often position themselves in a way that forces their more established competitors to react and rethink the fundamentals of their original value proposition. The advantage of these new players often lies in a different management approach compared with large, more established companies.

Why Take This Course?

You can learn to think like these innovators too.

From this course, you’ll better understand the typical process entrepreneurs follow when launching a new venture, thereby helping you to adequately respond to upcoming threats through newly established companies.

Learning Outcomes

  • How entrepreneurs discover their business ideas and determine their commercial potential
  • How to distinguish entrepreneurial and managerial thought patterns
  • The specific skill set required to launch a new venture


Malte Brettel

Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel is professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen University and adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at WHU – Otto-Beisheim-School of Management, Germany.


No mandatory prerequisites but successful completion of MTI001x, MTI002x and MTI003x is beneficial.

How To Join This Course

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