Harvard Business School has launched its latest digital learning initiative. It is named HBX. The school will teach the course work as described in Entrepreneurship Essentials: People, Opportunity, Context, and Deal. The HBX marks the business school's fifth course within its increasing number of certificate programs offered through the Internet. Participants to this course get introduced to the entrepreneurship founding principles. This extends from the discovery of the idea to the assessment of the market and then to financing.
The HBX course will be taught by the renowned Harvard Business School Baker Foundation Professor William A. Sahlman. He has taught for about 30 years in the university. Sahlman has authored more than 200 cases and multiple articles. He has written two textbooks. The professor has written on a number of topics like entrepreneurial management, impact investing, the structure of deals, and commercializing science among others.
A number of successful entrepreneurs would also be teaching the students on how to go about building their dream. The list of guides includes Intuit's Scott Cook and Aspect Ventures's Jennifer Fonstad.
The HBX participants in the entrepreneurship course will be trained in the application of proven frameworks for their own entrepreneurial ventures. The framework will include People, Opportunity, Deal, and Context. This course is a proven one, being taught to the many thousands of MBA students who have passed Harvard Business School's stringent courses.
The Harvard Business School course uses its acclaimed method of interactive cases to teach participants how to identify opportunities and evaluate them. Students will also be taught how to leverage the structured experiments and validate the ideas. They will learn how to calculate rewards and the accompanying risks and secure the needed financing. They will also learn how to interact with investors when it comes to asking money and other favors for business.
Professor Sahlman is excited to share what he knows about identifying high potential new ventures and managing them. He continued on to say that entrepreneurship is not magic. Instead, it can be regarded as a process which many people can learn. He is eager to see the new businesses which are established by the HBX course participants. The course duration is four weeks. It offers participants the information that requires comprehending their entrepreneurial journey. About 20 hours of materials will be sent to the students through the innovative HBX learning platform. The participants must complete four coursework modules.