Professional Course

Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation Programme

GetSmarter, Online
6 weeks
6 weeks
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Course description

Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation Programme

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from University of Oxford

Whether it’s a startup with potential to scale up, a niche business venture, or an initiative within a large corporation, launching a new enterprise can be full of uncertainty. Yet, with the right skills and insights, businesses have a better chance of succeeding.

The Oxford Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation Programme is designed to support you at various stages of the entrepreneurial process. It offers you practical guidance in your entrepreneurial journey, from identifying a market opportunity, to developing a business model, to learning how to launch and pitch your venture. You’ll examine the critical customer-facing and operational aspects of laying out a business model, as well as the activities related to launching a venture and achieving product-market fit. The programme offers insight into how to best contribute your unique talents and skills, and engage with the nuances of putting together a founding team.

Who should attend?

Is this course for you?

Aimed at those planning, or currently involved in, the early stages of a new business venture, this programme offers comprehensive guidance throughout the entrepreneurial journey. Aspiring or first-time entrepreneurs seeking to develop their business idea will benefit from the support and feedback of like-minded professionals and leading faculty. Participants will gain essential skills for how to effectively present and prepare their venture as they take the next steps in their business. Intrapreneurs within an organisation will learn to exploit new opportunities for value creation to create competitive advantage through new products and services.

Training content

Programme curriculum

Identify and transform a business idea into a successful early stage venture as you work through the weekly modules of this online programme.

Module 1

Identifying business opportunities

Module 2

Understanding your entrepreneurial talents

Module 3

Analysing customers and markets

Module 4

Crafting a business model

Module 5

Launching a venture

Module 6

Pitching a venture

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 7-10 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

Develop a venture pitch for your business idea and earn an official certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the programme handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the programme.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • Guidance throughout the entrepreneurship journey, from idea to pitch.
  • Essential skills for identifying business opportunities, analysing customer needs, and developing a business model.
  • A pitch deck for your venture, and the confidence to present your business idea to potential partners or investors.
  • Access to expert insights from successful entrepreneurs and Oxford faculty, in-depth feedback on your venture pitch, and interactive live sessions.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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