Whether you’re teaching online, face-to-face, or a hybrid or HyFlex model, the Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum (ExEC) will enable you to provide award-winning engagement for your students:
- In a structured, and flexible way
- That integrates with all major learning management system (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard, D2L/Brightspace, Moodle, etc.)
In this environment of uncertainty, you have a chance to innovate the course experience you deliver students. Don’t fall back to the same old entrepreneurship textbook you’ve been using for years – that method won’t give you the flexibility you need to deliver value to your students this fall and to effectively prepare for online, face-to-face, and hybrid-flexible models.
Fall Prep Options
Online Fall Prep
All classes at all 23 campuses of California State University, the nation’s largest four-year public university system, are moving online for the fall semester. Many schools will likely follow suit eventually, given fears of a COVID-19 second wave.
Even if we start classes in-person, we need a plan to quickly transition our class online if necessary. We built multiple versions of ExEC: one we’ve optimized for teaching in-person, one optimized for hybrid classes, and one optimized for teaching online. Most valuable for your fall prep…
You can seamlessly transition between these version, even mid-term.
We’ve been developing ExEC for the last 5 years and so far it’s…
- Won multiple awards and praise from dozens of instructors
- Been adopted by nearly 100 universities and colleges
- Been published in the Academy of Management’s Learning & Education and USASBE’s Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy journals
…while producing outstanding student evaluations.
If you’re teaching online this fall, ExEC has you covered!
Below is a general course structure highlighting the skills students practice at each stage of our online curriculum through highly impactful entrepreneurship activities:
We created an innovative online experience in which students learn these skills that are based on the following foundational experiential learning elements:
- Asynchronous with multiple touchpoints each week
- Reflection groups
We taught our online version at John Carroll University this past Spring using the same experiential, interactive, approach we use for in-person classes that create meaningful connections between students and professors.
Whether you’re teaching online or face-to-face this fall, you can use ExEC to keep your students engaged in building valuable skills no matter their career path.
Face-to-Face Fall Prep
The Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum helps your students learn:
- Idea generation
- Customer Interviewing
- Financial modeling
- MVPs and prototyping
- Pitching and storytelling
If you meet face-to-face this fall, this curriculum provides 15 weeks of powerful, experiential moments during which students master the above skills through deliberate practice. In addition, students develop a growth mindset, learn to leverage failure, and practice design thinking and business model experimentation.
We iterated ExEC in face-to-face courses at nearly 100 universities for years, so you can feel confident delivering award-winning entrepreneurship activities like the 60 Minute MVP and the Lottery Ticket Dilemma that create the most engaging learning environment available.
But don’t take our word for it . . .
HyFlex Fall Prep
As a last option, many of us have been told we will be teaching a Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) course this fall. This is a new approach for most of us, and that uncertainty can be scary.
Not to fear – we’re developing a version of the Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum specifically for this teaching model!
This approach combines some pretty complex technology and pedagogy; HyFlex is a course design in which courses simultaneously combine real-time, in-person classroom interaction with rich on-demand content.
The underlying design ethos of a HyFlex model is flexibility and student choice. That means ExEC’s award-winning experiential approach is perfect for this particular model!
Engage Your Students This Fall
Whether you are teaching online, face-to-face, or some version of HyFlex this fall, you can have
in your entrepreneurship classes. ExEC combines the best practices of entrepreneurship education, and is now used at nearly 100 universities! This entrepreneurship curriculum is chock full of powerful entrepreneurship activities that teach skills entrepreneurs use to build real businesses.
If you want an engaging approach you can use online or in-person for your entrepreneurship curriculum, and don’t want to spend all summer building it:
Consider trying ExEC this Fall.