TiE Pune announced partnering with Sunstone Business School, the leading specialized Management School, today the launch of its new open online course on entrepreneurship, aptly titled, .- "Turning ideas into action". Sunstone has recently launched free open online courses to enable professionals receive the finest and continuous education in India across all management disciplines. TiE and Sunstone have a common aim to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem and open courses are a significant step in this direction.
"Many working professionals think about entrepreneurship but they do not have the right tools and resources to help them take the next step. The solution lies in entrepreneurship focused online courses. Such courses have been effective globally to help 'wannapreneurs' and various institutes such as Stanford are offering them through online. Sunstone open course platform has been highly effective for learning and can go a long way to provide basic entrepreneurial skills to motivated wannapreneurs" said Mr. Vishwas Mahajan, President, TiE Pune.
Sunstone started delivering its open courses since December 2012 and did a soft launch with a 3 week course on Negotiations. More than 1,000 students have applied so far for the course from all across India as well as internationally. "Turning ideas into action" will be launch first in January, 2013 and is already seeing a huge interest in enrollment. It will be a 2 week course and would require ~25 Hours of work from registered students.
"Sunstone open courses got an overwhelming response primarily due to its problem based learning approach unlike others that rely on the traditional lecture-centric approach. We received many requests to start open courses focusing entrepreneurship as resources available for wannapreneurs are still very limited. TiE has done a great job in developing entrepreneurship ecosystem in different local regions like Pune and this course will further strengthen it. The focus of this newly designed course is provide structured learning with a prominent focus on "do it yourself" and peer-to-peer exchanges. Sunstone is already in the process of designing advance level entrepreneurship courses, which will be launched soon." said Mr. Dinesh Singh, Program Head at Sunstone Business School.
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About Sunstone Business School
Sunstone Business School (www.sunstone.in) is the leading specialized Management School for working professionals in the IT/ITES industry. Sunstone's one year Post Graduate Program in Management has gained recognition as a premier MBA program accepted by the industry. The school's problem based pedagogy offers students a robust grounding in business strategies and implementation.
To know more about the MOOC entrepreneurship course visit http://sunstone.in/management-program/open-courses/ideas-into-action-1/
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About TiE Pune
TiE Pune is the Pune chapter on TiE ( The Indus Entrepreneurs ) www.pune.tie.org . The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 17 countries. TiE's mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE's focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
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