ENT 3400 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

ENT 3400 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Course code: 
ENT 3400
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Jørgen Veisdal
Course name in Norwegian: 
Introduksjon til entreprenørskap
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2023 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The course will give the students a theoretical overview of the field of entrepreneurship and the role of the entrepreneur in the society. The course will go more in-depth on developing business ideas, with focus on Design Thinking.

Throughout the course, the students will develop their own entrepreneurial mindset through experimental learning and reflection.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The course provides an overview of the field of entrepreneurship in theory and practice.

The students will achieve a better understanding of the key themes and concepts in the field of entrepreneurship, with special focus on the entrepreneur. The students are to learn about the entrepreneurial processes, the entrepreneurial content, the entrepreneurial context and the value of environmental, social and economic sustainability in new ventures. 

Learning outcomes - Skills

The students are supposed to gain basic experience with methodology for developing business ideas, and learn to analyze the preconditions for a sustainable business. Furthermore, the students should learn to create, identify, asses, shape, and act on opportunities.

General Competence

During the course, the students should develop their own entrepreneurial mindset. Furthermore, the students should develop capacities to self-evaluate, self-regulate and manage their own learning.

Course content
  • What is entrepreneurship?
  • Who is the entrepreneur?
  • The entrepreneurial process
  • Entrepreneurial resources and networking
  • The entrepreneurial context
  • Entrepreneurial methodology
  • Sustainability in new ventures
  • Design Thinking
Teaching and learning activities

The course will use a combination of lectures, group discussions and other student activities. The teacher will facilitate for a high level of interactivity, through group work and reflection. Through exchanges between lectures, discussions, and practical experiences, the students will get a vivid picture of the subject's particularities and challenges. In addition, there will be compulsory student activities in and between the lectures, such as individual logs.  

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
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

No particular prerequisites

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ENT34002
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
60No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 5)All exams must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ENT34003
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
40No1 Semester(s)Individual All exams must be passed to obtain a 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:All exams must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course.
Exam code:ENT34002
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:All exams must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course.
Exam code:ENT34003
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
All exams must be passed to get a grade in this course.
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
30 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
45 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
25 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
50 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
25 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
25 Hour(s)
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.