COURSE OBJECTIVE: The course objective is to give you a thorough introduction to the concept, considerations, and practices of entrepreneurship by covering topics such as business opportunities, finance, planning, ethics, and risk-taking. In this fun course, you’ll find engaging lessons and multiple-choice quizzes and exams that improve your entrepreneurship knowledge and set you on the path toward earning your degree. Access this mobile-friendly course at any time to study engaging lessons, take practice quizzes, learn from expert instructors and get a head start on your degree.
COURSE SUMMARY: Business 121 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2000 colleges and universities.
COURSE TYPE: Self-paced
AVAILABLE MODULES/CHAPTERS: 16
ELIGIBLE FOR CREDIT: Yes
GRADING POLICY: Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn college credit for this course is 210 points or an overall course grade of 70%.
The table below shows the assessments you must complete and how they’ll be incorporated into the overall grade,
ASSIGNMENT POSSIBLE POINTS
Proctored Final Exam. 200
QUIZZES are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here’s a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they’ll factor into your final score. You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score. The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz. When you’ve completed the course the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you’ll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes. After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practise as many times as you’d like. You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
PROCTORED FINAL EXAM: The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you’ve mastered the material in the course. You’ll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So, if you earn 90% on the final, that’s 180 points toward your final grade). If you’re unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you’ll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period. You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
COURSE OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to;
- Understand how to translate a personal vision into a business vision.
- Explain what entrepreneurs are and their shared skills and personal characteristics.
- Describe how to identify the best-fit customer for a product or service.
- Summarise the key steps in starting your own business.
- Describe the different methods for delivering a product or service to market.
- Explain the purpose and key components of a business plan.
- Identify the range of marketing options available to an entrepreneur.
- Identify the environmental trends that are instrumental in creating business opportunities.
- Compare and analyse the methods used for sustained growth in a business.
- Describe the key ethical and legal considerations for entrepreneurs.
PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites for this course, but most students prefer to first complete Business 101 – Principles of Management
COURSE FORMAT: Business 121 consists of short video lessons that are organised into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want. At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you’re ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you’ve completed the entire course take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
MODULES/CHAPTERS COVERED IN THE COURSE:
Module/Chapter 1: Entrepreneurship in the Economy; (7 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 2: Business Basics for Entrepreneurs; (7 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 3: Starting a Business Overview; (5 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 4: Types of Business Structures; (6 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 5: Teams in Business; (4 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 6: Business Plans for Entrepreneurs; (6 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 7: Understanding Customers as a New Business; (5 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 8: Dynamic Business Environments; (7 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 9: Growth & Opportunity for Entrepreneurs; (7 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 10: Marketing & Sales Strategies; (10 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 11: Business Pitches for Entrepreneurs; (5 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 12: Business Financing for Entrepreneurs; (10 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 13: Understanding Business Taxes; (6 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 14: Financial Planning for Entrepreneurs; (4 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 15: Overview of Business Ethics; (7 x Lessons; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
Module/Chapter 16: Flashcards – Studying for Business 121; (12 x Flashcards; Quiz; and End of Module/Chapter Practice Test)
MEMBERS: If you are a fully paid-up member of COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO please claim this course by writing to Michael Molaba at COMETSA at firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE CLASSROOM: Once we receive your interest we will register you in our digital online Classroom
TUTORING: You will, once a month, be invited to a two-hour tutoring session where the content from the modules and real-life cases from your studies or observations are discussed, and to prepare you for your module examination, and the next module.
COURSE FEES: Members = Free; Non-Members = R 550.00 (per person/per Module/per Month). If you are interested in applying for the membership with COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO, and be entitled to join this course for free, you can do so online at https://www.cometsaclub.africa