ENT 3504 Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs

ENT 3504 Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs

Course code: 
ENT 3504
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Silje Katinka Jansen
Course name in Norwegian: 
Entreprenøren som leder
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2021 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

In this course, the students will identify who they are as an individual, leader and entrepreneur. The course will give the students a theoretical and practical overview of the field of entrepreneurial leadership through theoretical tools, exercises in class and through practical work with their own company.

In the course, the students will reflect on their own path choices and further direction for themselves and the company. There is a requirement to set and work towards specific goals. We go deeper into topics such as motivation, self-leadership, communication, and collaboration. 

Throughout the semester, the students will optimize the diverse perspectives and skills at their disposal and work collaboratively to accomplish organizations goals in a changing environment through active learning and reflection.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Throughout the course, students will: 

  • Learn about motivation, values and personality 
  • Gain knowledge about self-leadership and emotions 
  • Learn about communication, active listening and different coaching methodologies
  • Acquire knowledge about leadership, teamwork and collaboration
Learning outcomes - Skills

After completing the course, students should: 

  • Have insight into their own personality, values and ability to lead themselves 
  • Be able to lead and guide teams and start-ups according to given plans and towards specific goals 
  • Be able to collaborate and create motivation in teams, have dialogue internally in groups and externally with external parties 
  • Develop own intellect by presenting and analyzing academic knowledge and themselves  
General Competence

Students will develop an understanding of their own values and motivation through the development of their own company and coaching of other entrepreneurs. They should be able to reflect on their own behavior, be aware of their own and others' feelings, and be able to lead themselves. The students will gain insight into the complexity of leadership and collaborate in the teams, and thus will be able to make an independent choice for further direction as entrepreneurs. 

Course content
  • Values, personality and motivation 
  • Self-leadership and emotions 
  • Communication, active listening and coaching methodologies 
  • Team, collaboration and leadership 
  • Practical work with their own company 
  • Reflection tools 
Teaching and learning activities

The course is completed with 36 hours of lectures and group discussions: 

  • Kick-off: Joint gathering 
  • Creative workshops 
  • Thematic lectures 
  • Midway joint gathering 
  • Group meetings 
  • Closing joint meeting with preparation of essay and "TED-TALK" 

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 regarding the process of entrepreneurial leadership.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.

Teaching

Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The course is based on knowledge that the students are expected to have acquired in the previous semesters of the study.

Mandatory courseworkCourseworks givenCourseworks requiredComment coursework
Mandatory 5 3Coursework given: 5 Coursework required: 3 1. Students must complete four supervision hours with a self-selected company during the course. Students will prepare a reflection note based on the supervision interviews. 2. Students must write a personal log during the entire course period based on reflection questions presented in the teaching. 3. At the beginning of the course, the students must set goals for their own company, prepare an implementation plan, and work systematically throughout the semester to achieve these goals. The students must prepare a separate note in which they present the goal set at the beginning of the semester, the implementation plan and reflect on the company's goal achievement. The note should end with a reflection on their own role in the work with the company related to theories they have learnt; exercises they have done and thus what they have learned about themselves. 4. Interview a leader, apply theory from the curriculum to analyze this person and conclude what one has learned from this leader. The note must be 2 pages long. 5. Carry out a personality test, apply theory about the entrepreneur to analyze oneself as an entrepreneur and conclude with what resources one has as an entrepreneur in the form of one's personality. The note must be 2 pages long. All work requirements run from the start of studies until the duration of the teaching.
Mandatory coursework:
Mandatory coursework:Mandatory
Courseworks given: 5
Courseworks required: 3
Comment coursework:Coursework given: 5 Coursework required: 3 1. Students must complete four supervision hours with a self-selected company during the course. Students will prepare a reflection note based on the supervision interviews. 2. Students must write a personal log during the entire course period based on reflection questions presented in the teaching. 3. At the beginning of the course, the students must set goals for their own company, prepare an implementation plan, and work systematically throughout the semester to achieve these goals. The students must prepare a separate note in which they present the goal set at the beginning of the semester, the implementation plan and reflect on the company's goal achievement. The note should end with a reflection on their own role in the work with the company related to theories they have learnt; exercises they have done and thus what they have learned about themselves. 4. Interview a leader, apply theory from the curriculum to analyze this person and conclude what one has learned from this leader. The note must be 2 pages long. 5. Carry out a personality test, apply theory about the entrepreneur to analyze oneself as an entrepreneur and conclude with what resources one has as an entrepreneur in the form of one's personality. The note must be 2 pages long. All work requirements run from the start of studies until the duration of the teaching.
Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ENT 35041
Grading scale:
Pass/fail
Grading rules:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
50No 1 Semester(s)Individual -
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Oral examination
Exam code:
ENT 35042
Grading scale:
Pass/fail
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
50No20 Minute(s)Individual -
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:50
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: 1 Semester(s)
Comment: -
Exam code: ENT 35041
Grading scale:Pass/fail
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Oral examination
Weight: 50
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:20 Minute(s)
Comment: -
Exam code: ENT 35042
Grading scale:Pass/fail
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
36 Hour(s)
Company visit and/or Study trip
10 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
154 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.