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, there is the Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (see below). You can also do a 12-unit Diploma of Business program that is full of entrepreneurship units. At last count, there were 99 individual subjects that quality to be part of an accredited Diploma of Business. Many of these are highly relevant to entrepreneurs (e.g. Build and maintain business relationships, Manage budgets and financial plans).
At university, you may be able to quality for a postgraduate program. If you have a degree or significant business experience, graduate certificates and diplomas are available (as part of an MBA for entrepreneurs).
10733NAT Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an Australian nationally accredited 11-subject course. Students may learn how to: define a minimum viable product, validate a product idea, and secure funding to launch and grow a startup. As well, you learn how to research and develop business plans, manage budgets and financial plans, build and maintain business relationships, do market research, and manage customer service. Course duration is around 12 months.