You can study to be an entrepreneur with online diploma courses in business and entrepreneurship. Online programs teach you skills for starting and growing enterprises.
- To be a successful entrepreneur, it helps to have personal qualities such as courage and persistence.
- But you also need to learn how to innovate, plan, market products and manage a business.
- Formal studies complement your personal qualities, effort and hands-on experience.
A great way to further your entrepreneurial journey is to enroll in an accredited entrepreneurship course. You'll gain concepts and knowledge to convert ideas into profit. One-year online diplomas are available at vocational (TAFE) and tertiary (university) levels.
The top online diploma courses in entrepreneurship are accredited.
- Accreditation ensures your qualification is broadly recognised and can be used as credit for later studies.
- You also gain financial benefits from doing an accredited course, including access to student loans.
At TAFE and college level, you can do an 8-unit Diploma of Business program that is full of entrepreneurship units.
- At last count, there were 45 individual subjects that quality to be part of an accredited Diploma of Business.
- Many of these are highly relevant to entrepreneurs (e.g. small business finance, and promoting products and services).
At university level, you can earn a diploma in entrepreneurship by completing the 1st year of a suitable bachelor program. If you have a degree or significant business experience, graduate certificates and diplomas are also available (as part of an MBA for entrepreneurs).
UC Diploma of Applied Entrepreneurship
The University of Canberra in partnership with Ducere Global Business School has training programs for entrepreneurs. You can study for a diploma in Applied Entrepreneurship. The 8-unit diploma courses are embedded in bachelor-degree programs.
- Students need to meet university entry requirements (normally a 60+ ATAR, or 2+ years of work experience).
- After successful completion, students can choose to continue to an online associates degree (16 units total) or bachelor degree (24 units).
The courses are flexible and use continuous assessment (instead of major exams). Australian students are eligible for a HECS-HELP student loan.