ELE 3667 Internship in Your Own Start-Up Company

ELE 3667 Internship in Your Own Start-Up Company

Course code: 
ELE 3667
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
15
Course coordinator: 
Nils-Otto Ørjasæter
Course name in Norwegian: 
Internship i egen oppstartsbedrift
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor - Electives
Semester: 
2023 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The objective with the internship program is to give students the opportunity to combine work to scale their own start-up company, with guidance towards an academic assignment with a self-chosen curriculum towards the end of the semester. Students are given the opportunity to use theories and models they have learned to solve specific tasks in their own business, thus experiencing the relevance of their academic knowledge. At the same time, we practice in this course active application of reflection and learning systematically. The students become more aware of their own actions and patterns, and that the dialogue with the other students in the course increases the learning outcomes for the individual.

We require the start-up company to be registered and consider each application individually.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  • Knowing your own business, industry and context
  • Have an overview of the formal management systems of the enterprise.
  • Understand how informal rules and business culture shape everyday work
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • Could apply growth methodology MIT REAP, Bill Aulet
  • Know about the key operative function in an enterprise and their interconnections.
  • Have an overview of the formal management systems of the enterprise.
  • Understand how informal rules and business culture shape everyday work
General Competence
  • Respect for the complexities involved in doing business.
  • Independence and responsibility.
  • Critical reflection
Course content
  • The internship phases adapted to your own business
  • Learning contract and work plan
  • On companies and enterprises, the work tasks
  • Problem statement,syllabus and term paper
  • Professional development
  • Uses of theory
  • Reflection tools
Teaching and learning activities

In internship company: 240 hours

The work tasks are defined and set up at the start, including time spent working with the term paper. The work must be done during the semester through two full workdays (à 8 hours) per week from the start of the semester and until after the last workshop. The length of the internship work in the company shall not exceed 15 weeks calculated from the start of the semester. The work is not paid, and emphasis is on the intern's learning.

At school: 160 hours

  • Kick-off seminar with interns and companies 
  • 6-8 mandatory workshops for students, and one term paper review session.
  • It's learning activities. 
  • Literature review/term paper (individual). 
  • Prepare oral presentation.
Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

There is a maximum of 60 students on the course.

Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Disclaimer

Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The applicant must have registered a company in the enterprise register. Candidates with an idea or wish to start a business will not be able to apply. A comprehensive assessment of all application will be made; application, motivation letter and CV. The motivation letter shall provide a professional justification for the relevance of work tasks and expected goals.

The course is only offered in Norwegian. Students must master Norwegian verbally and in writing.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ELE 36672
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60No1 Semester(s)Individual
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation
Exam code:
ELE 36673
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
40No20 Minute(s)Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:
Exam code:ELE 36672
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:20 Minute(s)
Comment:
Exam code:ELE 36673
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
All exams must be passed to get a grade in this course.
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
24 Hour(s)
Company visit and/or Study trip
240 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
136 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
400

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 15 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 400 hours.