You can gain an entrepreneurship degree by studying online – say, from your home or office. A limited number of Australian universities offer fully online entrepreneurship degrees. Some online courses also include international travel.
- First-time university students can do an online Bachelor of Business degree with a major in Entrepreneurship.
- For university graduates, you can do an online masters program (MBA) with an entrepreneurship study stream.
An online entrepreneurship degree will better position you to start a small business or be a fantastic employee who sees the big picture. Entrepreneurs are industrious people who turn vision into reality. They see opportunities, find solutions to problems, and take the initiative.
What You'll Learn
An entrepreneurship degree is a business degree with a special focus. Entrepreneurs need all-round skills because they may be responsible for managing a business. But they should also learn how to grow new enterprises. Extra topics in entrepreneurship programs can include
- developing products and writing business plans
- capital raising and investor presentations
- innovation and growth strategies.
A good course also gives students the opportunity to work on interesting projects with smart people. Applied projects help students relate theory to practice and develop job-ready skills.
To run a small business, it helps to be able to read financial reports, do basic accounting, analyse markets, generate sales forecasts, market products and services, and manage people. These skills can be developed as part of general business and management studies.
Best Bachelor Degrees
The best online bachelor degrees in entrepreneurship provide the right combination of theory and practice. As well as learning entrepreneurial principles, you get the opportunity to apply problem-solving skills to challenging projects.
The top entrepreneurship programs are designed for online study. They use digital technologies to keep you motivated and produce excellent learning outcomes.
- The emphasis is on real learning rather than cramming for exams.
- You demonstrate competencies as you go via projects, assignments and short knowledge tests.
Good online entrepreneurship programs also allow you to work collaboratively with other students on projects.
- Group work is useful for diversifying the online learning experience.
- It also helps you build connections for study and/or future ventures.
UC Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship
The University of Canberra in partnership with Ducere Global Business School has an undergraduate program in which students train to be entrepreneurs. You can study for a diploma, associate degree or bachelor degree in Applied Entrepreneurship, or Applied Social Entrepreneurship.
The program is 100% online. You can start any time of year and work at your own pace. The courses feature content from business and world leaders, as well as applied industry-based projects (including business startup).
UC Global Game Changers Program
The University of Canberra and Ducere Global Business School offer a unique, exciting study program for entrepreneurship students.
The Global Game Changers Program operates year-round, with 3 start-points each year. As part of the online program, students travel to innovation hotspots in the USA and Asia; gaining first-hand exposure to cutting-edge business development. If you study full-time and year-round, you can come away with a full bachelor degree plus global business experience in just 2 years.
Online Entrepreneurship MBA Programs
If you have a degree or significant work experience and want to study entrepreneurship, you can enrol in an MBA program. Most online MBAs are useful for learning about entrepreneurship. They may offer relevant subjects, such as innovation. They'll also cover business topics useful to entrepreneurs, including finance, leadership and marketing.
The best MBA courses for entrepreneurs cultivate business development skills through applied projects and connections.
- Compared to the average business professional, entrepreneurs must be creative, adaptable, energetic and quick problem solvers.
- You can develop and test these qualities by working on applied industry projects, which also expose you to different sectors and opportunities.
University of Canberra MBA
UC offers a fully online MBA degree that connects you with big business and industry leaders. UC has teamed with Ducere Global Business School to create an innovative, self-paced MBA. You can test your entrepreneurial skills by completing 3 projects with leading Australian enterprises. Course topics include market strategy, innovation and operational change. The program features content from global industry, community and political leaders. You can start with a graduate certificate course if you don't want to commit to a full MBA initially.