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Course SummaryWork through this comprehensive test prep course to get ready for the TECEP Introduction to Entrepreneurship exam to earn course credit. You can complete the course in a few weeks to master all of the entrepreneurial concepts you'll be tested on.
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About This Course
This convenient online course helps you study everything you'll need to know for the TECEP Introduction to Entrepreneurship credit-granting exam. You'll work through the course's video lessons at your own pace to learn and solidify your understanding of important entrepreneurship concepts, such as business planning, financing, small business management, marketing and more. You can also take our interactive self-assessments to practice answering the types of questions you'll be asked on the test. When you've completed the course, you'll be fully prepared for the TECEP exam, which can lead to 3 transferable college credits.
Syllabus & Course Information
We've designed this course to match the entrepreneurial topics that you'll encounter on the TECEP exam. The course's video lessons and self-assessments help you quickly retain business definitions, processes and concepts. When you're finished with the course, you should be able to:
- Understand the fundamental components of entrepreneurship and business plans
- Know the qualities that most successful entrepreneurs have
- Recognize factors that affect an industry's profitability
- Describe the components of business models
- Outline the process of planning a business
- Evaluate the ways in which entrepreneurial ventures establish an ethical culture
- Assess the pros and cons of different types of business ownership
- Analyze cash flow and understand basic financial planning concepts
- Describe various financing options that new start-ups have
- Analyze market branding and segmentation concerns, as well as franchising and intellectual property issues
This course doesn't have any prerequisites; however, some students may want to complete Business 101: Principles of Management or Business 102: Principles of Marketing before taking this Introduction to Entrepreneurship course.
The course contains 108 lessons, which are divided into 16 chapters. You can work through the course from start to finish, or use your course Dashboard to locate the chapter topics you want to study. Our engaging video lessons are typically less than 8 minutes long, and they come with practice quizzes to help you check your understanding of the material. Our instructors are available to answer your questions, and you can print the accompanying lesson transcripts to take notes and study later. Revisit the lessons as many times as you need and take the course's final assessment to see if you're ready to earn a high score on the TECEP Introduction to Entrepreneurship exam.
TECEP Introduction to Entrepreneurship Exam Information
This credit-granting exam is worth 3 college credits that are accepted at Thomas Edison State University (TESU) and other institutions that recognize TECEP credit.
- Number of Questions: 53
- Question Type: Multiple choice (50), short answer (5) and essay (3)
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $114 for students at TESU; $156 for non-TESU students
TECEP Introduction to Entrepreneurship exam Breakdown
|TECEP Exam Concept||Percent of the TECEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Deciding to Become an Entrepreneur||10%||5 questions||19 lessons|
|Opportunity Assessment||25%||13 questions||17 lessons|
|Business and Organizational Planning||25%||13 questions||16 lessons|
|Financial Analysis and Financing the New Venture||25%||13 questions||27 lessons|
|Managing an Entrepreneurial Firm||15%||8 questions||29 lessons|
Earn TECEP Credit
TESU offers many credit-granting exams, including the Introduction to Entrepreneurship exam, which can help students save time and money on their degree programs. Instead of taking a traditional (and expensive) college-level entrepreneurship course, you can effectively study in a matter of weeks, take this inexpensive exam and earn 3 college credits that are good at colleges and universities that accept TECEP credit. You can also find details regarding exam registration, fees and dates on the TESU website.
Study Schedule for the TECEP Introduction to Entrepreneurship Exam
There are around 14.5 hours of instruction in this course. To give you an idea of how long it may take you to complete the course, take a look at the table below.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||About a week and a half|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||A little over 2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||Just under 5 weeks|
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