ENT 3400 Introduction to entrepreneurship

ENT 3400 Introduction to entrepreneurship

Course code: 
ENT 3400
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Silje Katinka Jansen
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The course will give the students an overview of the field of entrepreneurship and the role of entrepreneurial ventures in society. In addition to lectures, the students will meet entrepreneurs and other players with a role in entrepreneurial processes, and make reports and presentations of this. The business plan and the 'opportunity business model' will be introduced as tools for business development.

The course will go more in-depth on developing business ideas, with focus on conceptualization and commercialization. How business ideas and opportunities are found and developed into a company. A central topic in his course is commercialization, with a focus on how business ideas are conceptualized and transformed to demanded products. Design and ethics are included as elements in product development. Lastly, sales, organization of sales, and the problem of launching radically new products and participate in shaping new markets will be discussed.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

It is a goal that the student achieve an overview of the field of entrepreneurship in theory and practice. It is a goal that the student will be capable of explaining central topics and concepts in entrepreneurship theory, with particular focus on the role of the entrepreneur, and on development and commercialization of business ideas. Furthermore, the students are supposed to gain knowledge about innovation systems (geographical, industrial, and cultural factors), and the role of the entrepreneur in these. The student will knowledge about central actors in entrepreneurial networks; sources of knowledge, financing, and realization of start-ups.

Learning outcomes - Skills

It is a goal that the students achieve basic skills in developing and evaluating business ideas and concepts, and in using the business plan and 'the opportunity business model' as tools in entrepreneurial processes.

General Competence

During the course, the students are supposed to develop an understanding of entrepreneurship in society and in the economy; including economic development, welfare, and ethics. Furthermore, the students should develop their own reflection related to ethical sides of developing business ideas.

Course content
  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • Development and evaluation of business ideas
  • Introduction to business plans and business models
  • Pitching, theoretical and practical
  • Resources, networks and management of team
  • Commercialization, market adaptation and sales
  • Key processes: operations and technologies
  • Financing new ventures
  • Players in the entrepreneurial process
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship vs Intrapreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and the role of small businesses in society. Economic, social, historical and political perspectives
  • Social entrepreurship
  • The entrepreneur: lonely hero or visionary teamwork?
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists a total of 27 hours of lectures. In addition, there are group discussions, business studies, and other student activities. The teaching will be put up with a high level of interactivity, through meetings with companies, group work, presentations and discussions. Through exchanges between lectures, discussions, and practical experiences, you will get a vivid picture of the subject's particularities and challenges.

The teaching is given with a number of lectures and guest lectures (entrepreneurs and assistants), while a substantial part of the teaching time will be work with the students' assignments: presentations, counseling, discussion, field work

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

 

    Qualifications

    Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

    Required prerequisite knowledge

    No particular prerequisites

    Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
    Exam category:
    Submission
    Form of assessment:
    Written submission
    Exam code:
    ENT34002
    Grading scale:
    ECTS
    Grading rules:
    Internal and external examiner
    Resit:
    Examination every semester
    60No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 5)Group-based submission of
    -a business plan (12 pages)
    -an interview of an entrepreneur with discussion of a theory question (5 pages)

    Both written and oral exam must be passed to obtain final grade in the course.
    Exam category:
    Activity
    Form of assessment:
    Presentation
    Exam code:
    ENT34003
    Grading scale:
    ECTS
    Grading rules:
    Internal and external examiner
    Resit:
    Examination every semester
    40No30 Minute(s)Group/Individual (1 - 5)Oral exam, after the hand-in of the business plan

    Both written and oral exam must be passed to obtain final grade in the course.
    Exams:
    Exam category:Submission
    Form of assessment:Written submission
    Weight:60
    Invigilation:No
    Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-5)
    Duration:1 Semester(s)
    Comment:Group-based submission of
    -a business plan (12 pages)
    -an interview of an entrepreneur with discussion of a theory question (5 pages)

    Both written and oral exam must be passed to obtain final grade in the course.
    Exam code:ENT34002
    Grading scale:ECTS
    Resit:Examination every semester
    Exam category:Activity
    Form of assessment:Presentation
    Weight:40
    Invigilation:No
    Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-5)
    Duration:30 Minute(s)
    Comment:Oral exam, after the hand-in of the business plan

    Both written and oral exam must be passed to obtain final grade in the course.
    Exam code:ENT34003
    Grading scale:ECTS
    Resit:Examination every semester
    Type of Assessment: 
    Ordinary examination
    Total weight: 
    100
    Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
    Teaching27Hour(s)
    Prepare for teaching45Hour(s)
    Group work / Assignments25Hour(s)Field work/report (groups)
    Group work / Assignments50Hour(s)Development of business plan/business model (groups)
    Group work / Assignments25Hour(s)Individual study and study groups
    Self study28Hour(s)
    Expected student effort:
    Workload activity:Teaching
    Duration:27 Hour(s)
    Comment:
    Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
    Duration:45 Hour(s)
    Comment:
    Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
    Duration:25 Hour(s)
    Comment:Field work/report (groups)
    Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
    Duration:50 Hour(s)
    Comment:Development of business plan/business model (groups)
    Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
    Duration:25 Hour(s)
    Comment:Individual study and study groups
    Workload activity:Self study
    Duration:28 Hour(s)
    Comment:
    Sum workload: 
    200

    A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.