Learn how to think like an entrepreneur
Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: An Insider’s Guide to Business
How do you develop entrepreneurial thinking? You learn from the best. This online course focuses on wildly successful companies such as Netflix and Apple to understand how they work. High school students learn the tools of innovation, how businesses create products, and how they compete. If technology, marketing or start-ups are your passion, this course is for you. You will hear from Dr. Dan Fogel, an award-winning Wake Forest professor, through video and complete interactive projects.
Multiple 2- and 4-week sessions.
For students ages 13+.
Find Out How Today’s Hottest Companies Operate:
Keys to Success
Discover the core principles that drive today’s cutting-edge companies.
What Goes Into the Business Model
Learn how to define a company’s strategy and business plan, and the thinking behind it.
Analyze the “secret sauce” of creative companies such as Apple and Netflix. Find out how they capture and create value.
The Science of Competition
Identify the ways companies can be disrupted by their rivals or new entrants into their industry.
Is it Worth it?
Use the same tools investors employ to analyze the growth potential of a company.
What's it Like to Work There?
Find out what it’s like to work at innovative tech and media companies.
Make a Career of it
Obtain a clear picture of the range of professional career options in business, corresponding college majors, and how to determine those best for you.
How You Will Benefit:
- Understand what makes cutting-edge companies tick and how to adopt their creative thinking.
- Develop a strategic mindset — apply it within your daily life.
- Develop your presentation skills and demonstrate what you’ve learned in a final Capstone project.
- Earn a Certificate of Completion from Wake Forest University.
Apply Now for the Next Available Course
Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: An Insider's Guide to Business
October 3 - October 31
Length: 4 weeks
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: An Insider's Guide to Business
December 19 - January 2
Length: 2 weeks
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 12, 2021
3 Learning Advantages Designed for You
Final Capstone Project
The course culminates in a special Capstone project that allows you to:
- Demonstrate what you've learned in this course
- Get feedback from your mentors on on your work
- Analyze and find ways to innovate and disrupt
- Use any media you prefer: text, video, photography, PowerPoint
You’ll receive guidance from a Wake Forest mentor through online group sessions. Mentors provide support and answer questions to deepen your learning experience. You can expect:
- Encouragement and direction on all assignments
- Inspiration, motivation and confidence to help you succeed
- Brainstorming and ideation help as you prepare for your final Capstone project
- 100% online, works with your schedule
- 30 hours of total asynchronous instruction and course work, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support
- Online sessions with your Wake Forest Course Mentors
- Meet fellow students from around the world
Meet Your Online Immersion Faculty Member
Dr. Dan Fogel, CEO, Founder SP3, Founder and Former Director: Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Wake Forest University
Dr. Fogel specializes in strategic management, especially innovation processes in firms, including those located in emerging and transition industries. His publications include six books and several research articles on organizational topics. He has worked as a consultant with such organizations as General Electric, Motorola (Brazil), Lockheed Martin, Lucent (Brazil), TESS (Brazil), AT&T and Bank of America. His awards include research grants and several Teacher of the Year awards, a Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil, the 1988 Yoder-Heneman Award, and several times the Distinguished Professor Award.
Meet the Mentors
I graduated Wake Forest University with a major in Business and Enterprise Management, as well as minors in Psychology and Environmental Studies. I am energized by challenges and enjoy using creative ways to solve problems. I currently work at EY in the Financial Services Business Consulting service line.
I am currently an undergrad at Wake Forest University pursuing a major in Finance and minors in Economics and Politics & International affairs. On-campus I am involved in several activities including Project Pumpkin, Wake N' Shake, student advising, and a greek organization (Chi Omega). While I am currently based in Massachusetts, I spent most of my childhood and adolescence growing up in Germany and Australia due to my father's entrepreneurial background.
I am an undergraduate at Wake Forest University majoring in Finance with a minor in Politics & International Affairs. I have completed internships at Bank of America, AT&T, and South State Bank. I aspire to become the Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 company.
How to Apply:
It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Our application will ask you to provide the following:
- Basic contact information for you and your parent or guardian.
- Why you wish to take this course. You can tell your story through writing, video, photos — any media you prefer.
NOTE: please submit all application materials in English
Begin the guided process. It should take only a few minutes of your time to answer the questions.Begin the guided process
Frequently Asked Questions
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