Study Entrepreneurship at Harvard University: (Deadline Ongoing)
Study Entrepreneurship at Harvard University
Learn about the opportunities for entrepreneurship in Africa that are focused on solving the continent’s core problems.
About this course
Africa has complex and unique business opportunities. This entrepreneurship course takes an interdisciplinary approach to building scalable businesses designed to solve core problems or fill institutional voids. Unlike other business courses, this one focuses on identifying points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts through “live” online lectures, peer-to-peer learning, and real-life lessons incorporated into your own business plan.
Taught by Harvard Business School Professors Tarun Khanna, Caroline Elkins, and Karim Lakhani, you will learn how Africa-specific trends impact the opportunities and challenges in undertaking entrepreneurship ventures on the continent. This course will examine the nuances that render Africa unique in today’s emerging market landscape, and the similarities that can be drawn from the world’s other fast-moving emerging economies. Developing your own business plan with peer-to-peer feedback is the capstone learning experience of this course.
What you’ll learn
Identifying new entrepreneurial opportunities that generate African solutions to African problems
● Using a toolkit for understanding how to scale a venture in a capital or infrastructure-limited context
● Thinking about business ventures in the HBS case method style
● Developing a conceptual framework for evaluating important factors such as branding, social media, the role of government, and that of other critical stakeholders
● Developing resilience in the business model, vital to sustainable success in Africa.