Entrepreneurship Course

Mark Juliano’s Free Entrepreneurship & Business (Master’s Level) course was created while he was an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU — in Pittsburgh) in 2007. The course follows the live class in which ALL students (or student groups) were required to start an actual company, including writing a full Business Plan and and a final presentation to local venture capitalists.

The online course has complete PowerPoint slides, Case Studies and Readings — with over 40 hours of lectures recorded as podcasts — which can be listed to on a computer, or while driving to work.

As of mid-2015, the course has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times!

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Reviews of Entrepreneurship & Business online course:


Starting Startups: A Free Course (and More) for the Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship and Business Planning is a free course available via podcast that parallels a classroom course being offered at Carnegie Mellon within the Masters in Information Systems Management (MISM) program.Taught by Mark Juliano, an adjunct professor who otherwise works in the private sector, the course covers the ins-and-outs of starting a new venture. Following a very logical trajectory, it starts with the fundamentals — developing ideas for new companies, writing business plans, and creating teams — and then moves through more advanced materials that you’d typically find covered in b-school: marketing, competitive strategy, sales, pricing, funding and finance. Finally, when you dive into the podcasts, you’ll realize that Juliano has clearly taken pains to present an accessible course for listeners. Along with clearly presented lectures, you get a host of supporting online materials, plus a course blog. A very nice touch.

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  1. Entrepreneurship & Business, Mark Juliano at Carnegie Mellon University:

    As the title of the course says, this is the open source class to hit up when looking to learn as much as possible about starting a business. Mark Juliano has launched more than 10 companies, and he covers all the basics behind entrepreneurship here, including marketing, finances, and conceptualizations. It makes for an effective introduction for anyone nursing an idea about a possible economic venture, available in a convenient podcast format.

Reviews from the TalkShoe Website where Mark Juliano’s Course can be listened to:

Great structure and examples! Very relevant! – Reviewer: adelaidap 08/29/12 11:44 AM EDT

Full Comment: I took the course three years ago and completed an MBA degree since then. I still think Prof. Juliano’s course was one of the most relevant ones I ever took and I want to thank him for that. Also, compared to other online courses, I really enjoyed the clear structure and the speaking style, which almost makes it sound like a dialogue with the listeners. Video format might work better for some learning styles though. Thank you, Prof. Juliano!

Thanks for the course – Reviewer: Julieoolums 12/28/09 03:44 AM EST

Full Comment: I’m finding this course very useful, learning some new things and reinforcing some old ones. One comment – I find the numbering on the audios a bit confusing as I am downloading them……is it possible to number them according to the class no? such as 1, 2a, 2b etc??? I am renaming them myself..but just thought to comment on this as it may help with future podcasts, and maybe others are having the same problem. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge Jules and in a real easy to absorb way. Keep up the good work!

A wonderful source of knowledge. – Reviewer: kubigjay 04/10/07 09:33 PM EDT

Full Comment: I am a student at CMU. I have heard great things about the entrepreneurship course but am unable to take it with my schedule. This podcast was a substitute at first. I immediately became hooked. I learned more from this podcast than many of my other courses. The format is amazing and truly helps me learn. I’ll definitely be looking forward to other Talkshoe classes or anything else by Prof. Juliano.


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