The Internet has been evolving quite a lot, and new models and business practices are jumping in the digital bandwagon. Recently, education online has been jumping in popularity and countless virtual schools and even bricks and mortar schools have been teaching in the online world. With this new educational offer, there are Entrepreneur Online courses that sound interesting and all – but are they worth taking?
Throughout this article we will provide you with the answer to this question.
So, the answer will not be “yes” or “no”, but we will provide you with every detail you may consider to decide it for yourself, and the factors to be considered are:
Who’s hosting it?
There are a whole lot of virtual and physical schools offering Entrepreneur courses, but many of them are just cash grabbers trying to push some words of hype. Do your research to discover if the hosting school is credible or not. Even some of the best community colleges offer good programs. Or you can look at Ivy League schools too.
Who’s teaching it?
You can’t learn Entrepreneurship from someone that never had a business to start with; do you want to learn from an inexperienced teacher? On the other hand, if you find out your teacher successfully started a couple of start-ups… things might get interesting.
Does it give you credit?
Does the course provide you with University credits? And even if it doesn’t provide you with them – will it make a nice addition to your resumé? Is the school or the professor famous? Are you going to win prestige?
What do you expect of Entrepreneur courses?
If you expect Entrepreneur courses to teach you some silver bullet solutions to successfully create your own company, job and riches –then you are going to have a bad time.
Entrepreneur courses are great to open your eyes and point you in the right direction, but don’t expect it to solve all of your problems.
Bottom line, the rule of thumb is “Research”.
Research everything you can about the Entrepreneur Online courses you are considering and research your own goals and expectations as well. Education is always a positive thing though, so if you can… why shouldn’t you try it?
You are bound to learn something new, and we evolve by learning, so consider taking a shot at it just because you can, we are sure you won’t regret it. There’s always space to learn, and an Entrepreneur’s life is full of learning.