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MOOCs on business, investment and entrepreneurship

Category: Online training
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  • Keywords: synthetic biology, MOOC, course, business, investment, entrepreneurship

MOOCs are massive open online courses. Below is a list of courses available on the subject of regulation and ethics. Do you have a resource to recommend? We’d love to hear from you!

Driving business towards the Sustainable Development Goals
Course from Erasmus University Rotterdam
Details: the course focuses on the role of businesses in achieving the SDGs. You will gain insights from leaders of international companies and academics in business and management who will guide you through the issue of how businesses can contribute to the SDGs.
Scaling Product and Processes
Course from IE Business School
Details: In this course, you will learn how to rethink your product to make sure it is scalable; understand the importance and elements of a growth strategy; discover how to structure your growth team; learn how to align sales and marketing for the scaleup stage; and ensure you know how to protect your cash, your company, and your personal well-being in this crucial stage of going from startup to scaleup.
Private equity and venture capital
Course from Bocconi University
Details: Over the course, students will be provided with a deep understanding of the mechanism underpinning the creation and/or development of a firm and the financial support it can get from the financial system through venture capital investment. The course tries to discover how special financial intermediaries (called private equity investors) finance through equity companies belonging to different stages of their life-cycle, starting from the very beginning (startup and early stage) to a more mature phase (i.e. expansion, mature age, etc.) or also staying into crises and decline.
Industrial Biotechnology
Course from the University of Manchester
Details: This course will cover the key enabling technologies that underpin biotechnology research including enzyme discovery and engineering, systems and synthetic biology and biochemical and process engineering. We will also consider the wider issues involved in sustainable manufacturing including responsible research innovation and bioethics. In the second part of the course, we will look at how these technologies translate into real-world applications which benefit society and impact our everyday lives.
Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs
Course from the University of Maryland, College Park
Details: this course focuses on the opportunities and challenges of intellectual property. Intellectual property is a commonly discussed, often misunderstood, element of entrepreneurship and law. Knowing how to create and manage patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets is a valuable skill for entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Influencing Stakeholders: Dealing with Power and Dynamics in Teams and Networks
Course from Delft University of Technology
Details: In this course, you will learn how to develop and apply an additional mindset. You will learn about power and interests in networks of autonomous actors. You will gain experience in leading groups and learn to define roles and norms. You will learn how to deal with group dynamics such as conflict and cooperation and how to motivate group members to ensure successful group performance.
Effective Decision Making: Dealing with Business Complexity
Course from Delft University of Technology
Details: the course focuses on utilizing your analytical skills in a business context, allowing you to unravel complex decision situations to formulate a sound business strategy.
Business Model Implementation
Course from Delft University of Technology
Details: in this business and management course, you will learn how to make a practical action plan to implement your new business model. 
Business Model Testing
Course from Delft University of Technology
Details: this business and management course will teach you how to stress test your business model. You will learn how to identify the relevant trends and uncertainties and how they impact your business model. You will analyse the strong and weak parts of your business model and look for opportunities to make your business model more robust and future-proof.
How to Design a Successful Business Model
Course from Delft University of Technology
Details: in this business and management course, you will learn the key steps to take to design or innovate your own business model. You will learn about the trade-offs to be made, and the design issues that are critical for a viable and sustainable business model. 
The Value of Business Models
Course from Delft University of Technology
Details: this course introduces you to the main topics of business model innovation. You will learn what drives business model innovation and why it is valuable to you and your business. You will apply practical tools to (re)design and test a business model.
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Course from Delft University of Technology
Details: this course helps you understand the process of entrepreneurship from a technology-oriented background.
Big Data Strategies to Transform Your Business
Course from Delft University of Technology
Details: professionals will learn how to be in charge of big data instead of being subject to it. The course will build on the concepts of product life cycles, the business model canvas, organizational theory and digitalized management jobs (such as Chief Digital Officer or Chief Informatics Officer) to help you find the best way to deal with and benefit from big data-induced changes.
Introduction to Emerging Technologies
Created by OpenClassrooms
Details: This course will show you how to approach emerging technology to be able to make informed decisions about whether and how best to use it in your career. Part 3 of the course focuses on the analysis and creation of hypotheses for synthetic biology.