You’re an innovative professor. You read blog posts about teaching entrepreneurship because…
You care about engaging your students.
It’s the same reason you’re always on the lookout for new tools to integrate into your class, and it’s the reason you’ve thought about (or have) ditched your textbook in favor of your own lesson plans.
The downside is, creating your own experiential curriculum from scratch is:
- Time consuming. Researching and developing a full course of high-quality lesson plans that teach real-world skills, and are assessable, takes a massive on-going investment.
- Disjointed. Every new tool you integrate into class runs the risk of creating a more inconsistent experience for students.
- Redundant. This work has been done by others, it doesn’t make sense for you to roll your own from scratch.
So instead of starting from scratch, consider building on a strong foundation…
ExEC: Structured Experiential Curriculum
We’ve spent the last two years developing, and testing, the Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum (ExEC) – a comprehensive, and structured, curriculum.
Because ExEC is written by a unified team of modern entrepreneurship teachers who practice what we teach. ExEC provides a consistent structure throughout 15-weeks of exercises:
ExEC’s 25+ detailed lesson plans, exercises, and assessments provide the foundation for your entrepreneurship course, so you can teach real-world intra/entre-preneurial skills like:
- Idea generation
- Problem validation
- Customer interviews
- MVP development
- and more…
…in a rigorous way, that can be consistently assessed.
ExEC has been tested with thousands of students at dozens of Universities, including:
The results demonstrate the power of a structured, experiential approach. One student said:
“[ExEC] made me look at the creation of a product in a different aspect than I have before. It allowed me to think of solving a problem and not just creating a product to create one. It needs to be something that people will actually use. It made it easier for me to be creative and think more like an entrepreneur.”
Similarly, one professor reported:
“More than anything, I’ve enjoyed that we have spent 4-5 weeks exploring the issue of problem solving. In previous classes, students have been convinced they had the right solution to a problem by week 2 and no matter what research they found, they wouldn’t pivot appropriately given the new evidence.”
But like we teach our students, positive responses don’t mean we’re done. To ensure we continue innovating, we’re constantly on the hunt for new resources to include, and improvements to make, so…
ExEC is Always Up To Date
We collect feedback from students and professors on every exercise in ExEC, about how it felt completing, and teaching it:
We use that data to inform what changes we need to make to ExEC for the next semester. With ExEC, you’ll always provide your students with relevant, and engaging, experiences.
Collaborate with Other Professors
When you use ExEC, you’ll also join a community of other modern professors using the curriculum so you can ask questions:
And share best practices and success stories:
Don’t Go It Alone
If you want to teach real-world, entrepreneurship skills in an experiential way…
You are not alone.
There’s a growing group of professors out there like you, and we’re here to help!
ExEC can be the structured, experiential curriculum that forms the foundation of your course. Next semester, spend less time compiling disparate resources, and more time consistently helping your students develop and apply their entrepreneurial mindset.
Try ExEC this Fall
Request a preview of the Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum today and make this Fall the most engaging semester of entrepreneurship yet!