A new online education company founded by a Stanford University professor has launched a suite of entrepreneurial-focused courses from a range of U.S. business schools – many available for free – including several from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the Financial Times reports.
Founded by Stanford professor of management and engineering Amin Saberi, NovoEd launched in April 2013, based on an innovative platform that supports both massive open online courses (Moocs) and collaborative, small group teaching. Between 70 and 80 percent of NovoEd’s courses are available free of charge, with the remainder offered at fees ranging from $150 to $1000.
Courses are available from several institutions, including Stanford, Babson and the Kauffman Fellows Academy, which offers training for venture capitalists. They cover topics ranging from finance to raising start-up capital to sustainable product development. Saberi expects to have about 30 courses available in the entrepreneurship cluster within a year. “We aim to have the full curriculum for a master’s degree,” he told the FT. He also hopes to add courses in other areas of business study.
Just four months since its launch, Menlo Park—based NovoEd has already had 300,000 students take courses in entrepreneurship on the site, from countries around the globe, Saberi told the FT.