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Venture Creation in the 21st Century


This course looks at the process of new business venture creation in today`s global economy. Contributions of creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation will be examined in the process of setting up a venture (both internal and external). Textbook will be: "New Venture Creation", Timmons, Jeffry A., 8th Edition, 2008, McGraw-Hill.


Direct application of the learning is the desired outcome. Another desired outcome will be networking established among the participants that will continue beyond the course duration, to continue the dialog of applications. Measurement and successful completion of this course will be based upon completion of weekly assignments and participation in weekly discussion threads and scheduled chat(s).


Measurement and successful completion of this course will require participants to complete each week`s readings, contribute to the discussion threads, write two (2) summary papers, create a venture plan and complete an online survey.

course quick facts
course code DED899-C
cost $149.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
6 Weeks

Richard (Dick) Petitte brings over 28 years experience in designing and developing online educational, training and multi-media applications with a strong focus on organizational development, leadership, and interactive distance learning process solutions. An instructional designer and Emmy award winning multi-media producer/director, Dick brings a unique blend of skills that span from organizational diagnosis to implementation of solutions across a wide range of delivery formats. Petitte teaches a number of online courses that cover topics such as leadership, human resource management, and persuasion.