As an entrepreneur, you’ll often find you’re the CFO, CTO & CEO in one. Apply the business fundamentals while you nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and skills.

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Core Course

Program Immersion

Begin your program with an immersion experience. This is where you’ll first practice essential business skills to prepare for the program and assess your readiness on commonly used concepts and tools for industry and career preparation. You’ll begin to develop communication and teamwork skills, reflect on your personal journey, and build a strong foundation for your ongoing success.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Business, Finance & Communication Fundamentals

  • Academic & Program-Specific Skills, Tools & Essentials

  • Career, Professional & Personal Development

Core Course

Teamwork & Collaboration

In modern organisations most of the work is done in teams and so the ability to work with others is fundamental in business. The Teamwork & Collaboration course will lay the foundations for effective teamwork by understanding yourself – your behavioural style and mindset. The course will then focus on how to collaborate with others in a variety of contexts. You will develop a broad repertoire of tools to collaborate and negotiate across cultural and generational boundaries in a range of situations.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Personal Development

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • Collaboration

  • Diversity

  • Negotiation

Core Course

Communication & Collaboration: Personal Impact

Effective communication and collaboration skills can make or break a successful career. Gain a clear understanding of the most in-demand interpersonal competencies and skills in business today. Then, continually apply these skills in exercises and role plays—and graduate with the soft skills needed to succeed in the global workplace.

Key topics & skills

  • Learning & Development

  • Managing Yourself

  • Communicating With Individuals & Groups

  • Presentation Skills—Story Telling, Presentations & Pitching

Core Course

Futures Thinking & Emerging Tech

Develop your future thinking, using the Institute for the Future's stages of Prepare, Foresight, Insight and Action. Explore specific techniques to identify drivers and signals of change which enable innovative products and services. Then look into promising emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Key topics & skills

  • Future Mindset—Trends & Signals of Change to Insights & Action

  • Future Thinking Tools—Prepare, Foresight, Insight, and Action

  • Blockchain Technology & Applications

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Applications

  • Machine Learning & Applications

Core Course

Design Thinking for Customer Discovery

Get a practical and in-depth exploration of design thinking as a method and mindset for creative problem-solving in a business context. Understand how it serves to solve complex problems and as a framework to balance needs and feasibility. See how it’s used to develop business strategy and as a tool for building a culture that fosters curiosity, exploration, and experimentation.

Key topics & skills

  • Opportunity Identification —Defining the Context, Customer Segments, Competition, Vision & Value

  • Design Thinking & Strategic Innovation, Creating Design-Oriented Companies—Business Models, Experience Design, Culture

  • Understanding & Empathizing With the Customer

  • Ideation—Brainstorming & Pivoting

Core Course

Financial Literacy for Innovators

Innovators and entrepreneurs need a grasp on financial realities. They need to understand decisions, projections, financial statement analysis, cash flow, profitability, and return on investment. This course focus on early-stage financial priorities, such as "burn rate," "runway," and financial projection models.

Key topics & skills

  • The Four Basic Financial Statements

  • Financial Analysis—Ratios, Trends & Common Size

  • Profit Planning—Breakeven Points & Decision-Making Models

  • Entrepreneurial Priorities— Cash Burn Rate, Runway, Working Capital Management, Cash Budgeting

  • Alternative Forms of Financing Available to Ventures

Core Course

Social Enterprises

Social enterprises are a fascinating approach combining market mechanisms of traditional profit-oriented firms with the social impact objectives of non-profit organizations and charities. In this course, you will learn about social enterprises and challenges in social entrepreneurship such as mission statements, social impact metrics, leadership, business models, growth, competition, and financing. You will apply skills and knowledge gained on social enterprises towards participation in the Hult Prize Challenge and designing a social business venture.

Key topics & skills

  • Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship

  • Theory of Change & Impact Metrics

  • Design Thinking & Business Model Canvases for Social Enterprises

  • Serving Customers & Beneficiaries & Engaging Multiple Stakeholders

  • Designing a Social Business Venture for Hult Prize

Business Challenge

Business Challenge: Entrepreneurial

Put all your newly acquired knowledge and skills directly into practice at the end of each block through a practical and relevant business challenge. Teams will draw on the content and themes of previous courses in each block to complete challenges involving simulations, executive pitch presentations, innovation hackathons, real company challenges, designing new business models, etc.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Cross Functional Strategic Decision Making, Planning & Coordination

  • Analyzing Real & Simulated Business Cases

  • Team Leadership & Dynamics

Courses and challenges subject to change

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    Scholarship Deadline - Round 5

    May 31, 2024

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