Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Thunderbird’s Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation course equips you to realize your entrepreneurial dreams and elevate your career as an innovator within a global organization. With a unique focus on global dynamics in an era of disruption and rapid change, the curriculum features sixteen leading- edge themes key to global entrepreneurial success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This timely and interactive program offers new dimensions in online management education tailored for maximum flexibility, empowering entrepreneurial leaders and innovators with templates for starting new global businesses and nonprofits, and proven 21st Century strategies for creating value through innovation in existing enterprises across the private, nonprofit and public sectors.
Take a deep dive into each theme led by a renowned expert in the field.
- Identify and incorporate the skills and traits of successful entrepreneurs and their enterprises
- Gain knowledge and skills from case examples spanning multiple countries to adopt success practices and understand challenges to avoid
- Develop both the global mindset and transdisciplinary skills necessary to advance an entrepreneurial venture with global orientation and ambition
- Learn to leverage the holistic global entrepreneurship ecosystem and related drivers
- Engage thought-provoking interactives for a more personalized learning experience
- Master proven methods and practices for planning and financing entrepreneurial ventures so you can transform bold, innovative thinking into viable global endeavors
Who Should Attend?
Aspiring global entrepreneurs and other professionals interested in further developing their entrepreneurial skill set, including those within organizations focused on intrapreneurship.
Working professionals leading and managing innovative global organizations, or launching new ventures, seeking to reimagine solutions for tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.
Gain practical tips on visioning for your business and setting goals to help achieve them. Learn how these goals can contribute to effective strategic planning.
Learn about diverse types of social enterprises and how they contribute to making an impact on communities and/or environments around the world, as well as the challenges that they face.
After creating a strategic plan for a business, the next step is to implement it. Participants will be able to learn how a strategic plan goes from paper to action and how to measure success.
Understanding your customer is an essential element for businesses with global interests. Learn how to use key tools to understand customers and which marketing and sales tactics align with different customer profiles.
Learn how collaboration between a government agency and a private-sector company can be leveraged to finance, build, and operate projects.
Learn why accountability, transparency, and ethics are essential for businesses and the practices that enable diverse types of businesses to structure their companies in a way that discourages bad behavior and encourages ethical decision-making. Identify legal regulations that pertain to ethics in international business. Understand the benefits of ethical behavior and the risks of unethical behavior.
Funding and accessing capital are important for businesses to grow. Explore different types of, learn how to gain access to, and what challenges are encountered while seeking funding/capital.
Effective Social Media efforts are vital to building the entrepreneurial venture’s brand and reputation and engaging customers. Learn practical keys for successful social media engagement.
Most businesses have a value and supply chain, but need to understand how to use them for growth. Learn the differences between value and supply chains and the value of assessing them in order to develop processes that help businesses grow.
While some businesses may think that they are ready to scale and expand, it's important to assess readiness before doing so. Learn processes and tools that will help you to determine if your business is ready to scale and expand.
Learn the definition of intellectual property, how it relates to your business, and ways to protect the intellectual property of your business.
Organizational culture contributes to the success of businesses. Learn about how intentionally building an organizational culture can help you meet your goals and contribute to sustainable growth for your business.
Learn how effective branding can assist in growing a business and keys to implement effective branding in the entrepreneurial enterprise.
Financial issues are the number one reason why businesses fail. Learn best practices for analyzing, managing, and ensuring good financial health for business growth.
Leading an enterprise requires identifying and hiring quality talent that contribute to sustainable growth in a business. This session will provide an understanding how hiring, on-boarding, and retention of staff affects businesses overall.
Learn methods, best practices, and tools for developing staff with a focus toward global enterprise growth.