Entrepreneurial Management (Business Plans) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Class by MIT

Published Jan 27, 2009

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'Special Seminar in Management The Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans' is an annual offering from the MIT Sloan School of Management, walking both business and engineering students through the process of writing a business plan to present to potential investors and lenders. With the OpenCourseWare, Massachusetts Institute of Technology opens up the popular seminar for free to aspiring business owners everywhere and of all education levels.

Special Seminar in Management The Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans: Course Specifics

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Special Seminar in Management The Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans: Course Description

Great business ideas go nowhere without capital, and attracting venture capital requires a business plan that is not only smart, but well-presented. A well-considered business plan also offers a road map for a business's first years and charts contingency plans for the challenges a business faces getting off the ground These issues and more are covered in 'The Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans,' a step-by-step guide to creating and using an effective business plan. A series of articles provided with the OpenCourseWare discuss the legal and financial considerations of startups to be addressed in a comprehensive business plan. The seminar was taught by MIT Sloan School of Management senior lecturer Joseph Hadzima. The OpenCourseWare includes presentation visuals for Hadzma's lectures as well as presentations and bio information from guest lecturers. Written assignments prompt students to begin writing their own business plans and consider the advantages of personal networking. An extensive list of additional resources complements the lecture materials for students of the free independent study course.

The OpenCourseWare includes lecture slides, assignment guidelines, links to online resources and downloadable and web-based readings. To download the course, visit the entrepreneurship course page.

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