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English for Business and Entrepreneurship

Welcome to English for Business and Entrepreneurship, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about the global business economy. In this course, you will learn about topics and language necessary to succeed in the international workplace. You will explore business English through authentic readings and video lectures, while learning about business vocabulary, concepts, and issues. Unit 1 will provide an introduction to entrepreneurship by examining ideas, products, and opportunities. In unit 2, you will learn about the basics of market research, including how to identify an opportunity. The next unit in the course will focus on business plans, why these plans are important, and will give you a chance to practice composing a business plan. In the final unit of the course, we will present basics for funding a business and will help you create a persuasive presentation, or pitch, based on a business plan. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner.

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Rating 4.8 based on 581 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Jul 3 (42 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructors Amy Nichols, James Riedel
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business Languages Humanities
Tags Business Entrepreneurship Language Learning Learning English

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Case Plan Coordinator $43k

Commercial Plan Reviewer $49k

Employer Group Waiver Plan (EGWP) Coordinator- Specialty Business $54k

Plan Representative $54k

Savings Plan Administrator $57k

Plan Builder $61k

Business Plan Coach & Mentor Consultant $66k

Plan Reviewer Engineer $70k

Plan Administrator 3 $71k

Plan Sponsor Specialist $92k

Mine Plan Engineer $102k

Health Plan Business Analyst 3 $113k

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Rating 4.8 based on 581 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Jul 3 (42 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructors Amy Nichols, James Riedel
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business Languages Humanities
Tags Business Entrepreneurship Language Learning Learning English

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