Course Description

Micro-credential - Nature-based Entrepreneurship

This micro-credential has been developed to benefit Social Entrepreneurs, managers and leaders of NGO’s and Nature-based Enterprises together with CSR / Sustainability managers from large organisations who are looking to partner with Nature-based Enterprises as a part of their sustainability and climate action agenda.

There is an increasing demand for the further professionalisation of leadership and management capability within nature-based enterprises and other social enterprises as collaboration with private business, funds providers and government agencies continue to develop.

Leaders and managers within NGO’s, Social Enterprises and Nature Based Enterprises need to practice the same rigour as their counterparts in private business in business planning, implementation, and strategy execution. A professionalised approach to social and nature-based entrepreneurship ensures a higher success rate among start-ups, better efficacy in attracting and generating revenue as well as in creating impact.

The programme also provides context and a framework for Corporate Affairs, CSR and Sustainability managers in the industry for collaboration with nature-based enterprises and social enterprises to deliver on their ESG strategies.

On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to:

  • Assess different opportunities, for the maturing and growth innovation in Nature-based Enterprises.
  • Design a business plan for the development and the growth of a firm or its strategic transformation to address sustainability issues and measure the results during the process.
  • Understand and critically discuss the dynamics underlying the formation and growth of entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Understand the entrepreneurial finance landscape by developing analytical skills and a better intuition of how to finance a nascent business and the ability to select the appropriate financial instruments.
  • Communicate and present entrepreneurial concepts, plans and analyses.

How will this Micro-credential be delivered?

  • This course will be delivered online over a 9-week period
  • The course will consist of a total of 8 sessions, which will be lecture-led synchronous sessions of 2 hours each (6pm – 8pm). Scheduled Dates: 7, 14, 21 March, 4, 11, 18, 25 April & 2 May 2024

HCI Pillar 3 Learner Fee Subsidy: Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for an 80% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidized places.

For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria.

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CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryBusiness
Course TypeOnline Learning
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body Details5 ECTS
Course Start Date10th March 2025
Course Duration9 weeks
Course Time• The course will consist of a total of 8 sessions, which will be lecture-led synchronous sessions of 2 hours each incorporating lectures, participant discussion, group work, in-class quizzes, webinars, guest-lectures and final presentation of the project. • Each session will also include a self-assessment – generally scenario-based multiple-choice quizzes – to ensure that they are progressing in their understanding of the module material. Application deadline: 23rd February 2025
Course Fee€1930
Entry Requirements• The course will be open to graduates with a degree (or equivalent) with a strong academic record in any discipline from a recognised third-level institution. • Applicants without a degree are welcome to apply provided they can show a proven managerial track record. All applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years of professional or managerial work experience. • All applicants should provide their CV which will be used to select the most suitable candidates. Telephone interviews may be conducted to clarify applicants’ motivation and interest in the programme. • Language requirements for students whose first language is not English are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers. • In case of heavy competition for places or concern regarding a particular applicant’s suitability, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a written sample for assessment.
Course CodePEBU-ENBE-1M
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