Want to successfully grow your company? A Darden business school professor will teach you how. More than 60,000 people have already signed up for his free online course.

If you've been wanting an excuse to try out a MOOC (that's a massive open online course), "Grow to Greatness" may be your answer.

The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business is making its first entry into large-group online instruction this month, with a course on managing the risks of getting bigger. It will be taught by Edward Hess, whose "Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Entrepreneurial Businesses" was one of last year's best business books.

The course draws on Hess's study of 54 high-growth private businesses with revenues ranging from $5 million to $350 million.http://www.inc.com/leigh-buchanan/online-course-darden-edward-hess.html

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