Entrepreneurship & Business online course going strong

While building this new “Mark Juliano Official Website”, I came across a lot of postings, reviews and statistics around the Internet for the free Entrepreneur & Business course I created while teaching at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, PA. The course paralleled my live class at CMU. It contains over 40 hours of audio lectures, as well as course materials (PowerPoint slides, cases, readings, etc.) and a blog. It is available on Apple iTunes podcasts and TalkShoe (an online podcasting website).

I was happy to see the course has been recommended on many websites and has garnered over 1,000,000 downloads to date. CLICK HERE to view the course and course materials.

Below are some of the reviews and links to Articles listing other top Free Online Entrepreneurship courses and classes.

From Article : 20 Essential Open Courses for Budding Entrepreneurs

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.


FROM Intuit – Quickbooks – 6 Free Online Courses for Business Owners

1. Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

This Carnegie Mellon course, taught by Renaissance Consulting’s Mark Juliano, is available free of charge through TalkShoe. Lectures are available in a series of PowerPoint slides, and they cover topics such as generating an idea, building a team, starting the company, and writing a business plan. The course also covers funding, sales and marketing, legal issues, and giving effective investor presentations — just about everything an entrepreneur needs to know for success. Even if you own an established business, the course, which is included in Carnegie Mellon’s Masters in Information Systems Management program, offers food for thought from an industry expert.


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

in Business| March 27th, 2007

Entrepreneurship and Business Planning is a free course available via podcast (iTunes  Feed  Mp3) 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.