ENT 3604 International Entrepreneurship

ENT 3604 International Entrepreneurship

Course code: 
ENT 3604
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Heidi Wiig
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Business - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Globalization affects where and how businesses develop their innovative capacity and where economic processes are located. The transfer of labour-intensive production processes to low-cost countries has been occurring for some time. With China and India at the forefront, such countries are now also fast moving into developing competencies and associated competence-intensive industries. To an increasing extent, starting up a business involves establishing a presence in an international or global market and interacting with foreign business environments in order to develop the business. In many cases the domestic market is too small to sustain the establishment of a business. The value chain may include foreign suppliers.

The course covers an area located in the intersection between international business and entrepreneurship.The course will be looking at various types of internationalisation – gradual establishment abroad, born globals and following customers abroad (network internationalisation.)

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The students will understand the concept of globalization with regard to production and innovation; they will also comprehend concepts of international entrepreneurship. Further the students will understand the how and why of internationalization of entrepreneurial activities and further how specific international contexts influence the entrepreneurial process and its application.

Learning outcomes - Skills

The students will be able to perceive opportunities and risk associated with internationalization of entrepreneurial activities, and also how it varies by region. The course will give the students an understanding of how entrepreneurial development will affect home-based activities and international activities. The student will learn how to operationalize central concepts and analyze the internationalization of entrepreneurial activities.

Learning Outcome - Reflection

The students will develop a critical approach to internationalization and globalization of production and innovation. The students shall also consider international entrepreneurship from an ethical point of view.

Course content
  • The international competitive arena
  • Internationalization of sales, production and innovation
  • Step- by-step internationalization
  • Born Globals
  • Internationalisation through networks
  • Business Model Canvas used in an internationalisation perspecitve
Learning process and requirements to students

The course includes lectures, guest lectures and studentparticipation related to cases and curricula. The student are to write two papers during the course and are expected to report from these in class. 

The portfolio that must be handed in at the end of the course shall consist of two main elements. The portfolio should be resolved in groups of 2 - 4 students. IIt is possible to apply for individually submitting. Contact tor.haugnes@bi.no.

Both tasks must be answered, and submission 2) shall be uploaded as attachment to the country report.

  1. Written assignment 1, counts 80% of the total grade
    "Entreprenurship - Country report”
  2. Written assignment 2., counts 20% of the total grade
    Case on a given topic from the curriculum or the teaching. Delivered on PowerPoint.

Details about deadlines and the construction of the portfolio will be given when course starts

Students are expected to have access to a PC and be able to use standard software, as well as BI’s own information systems.

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

Students are expected to participate in lectures.

Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Required prerequisite knowledge

General knowledge within economic administration.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ENT36041
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (2 - 4)The elements to be included in the portfolio evaluation, as well as the number of students in the groups, are specified under the section "Learning process in the course description.

The elements to be included in the portfolio evaluation, are specified under the section "Learning process.." in the course description.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (2-4)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:The elements to be included in the portfolio evaluation, as well as the number of students in the groups, are specified under the section "Learning process in the course description.

The elements to be included in the portfolio evaluation, are specified under the section "Learning process.." in the course description.
Exam code:ENT36041
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Portfolio assessment
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching36Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching70Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching20Hour(s)Preparation for presentations and participation in class
Group work / Assignments74Hour(s)
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:36 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:70 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:20 Hour(s)
Comment:Preparation for presentations and participation in class
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:74 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.