ENT 3673 Entrepreneurial management
This final course focuses on developing and managing businesses in the start-up phase. Particular attention will be paid to management challenges in the different developmental phases of a start-up business. There will be frequent discussions and visits by experienced entrepreneurs and other experts. Students on the course will also evaluate themselves as entrepreneurs and discuss whether they believe they will run a business in all phases of development or whether they will change roles en route.
Throughout the course students should:
- Develop knowledge of management processes and management challenges of start-up enterprises.
- Learn about the board's role and work.
- Acquire knowledge of what impedes or promotes scaling and super growth.
After completing the course, students will:
- Be able to develop action plans for SMEs
- Be able to perform structured interviews with entrepreneurs
- Be able to present the results of interviews and analysis
Students will develop an understanding of the establishment and growth involves intensive work processes, and thereby show respect for the contractor's situation. They will also be able to reflect on challenges related to the management perspective in the different phases in an entrepreneurial business.
- The entrepreneurs motivation and vision
- The business idea, business model and business strategy
- Boosting a business and consolidating a business idea
- Leadership in start-ups
- Managing uncertainty and risk
- IP strategy
- Setting up a board, board composition
- The work of a board
- Ownership, financing and influence
- Risk capital
The course consists of 36 hours of lectures, group discussions and business studies. Meetings with entrepreneurs, group work, presentations and discussions will all ensure a high level of interactivity.
Students must solve two assignments tasks throughout the semester. The first assignment is individual and is related to the curriculum review and board simulation. The second is a group project where groups of up to three students shall interview an entrepreneur and write a report of the interview. The assignments are given and distributed at the beginning of the semester, and students must present their results in plenary. Feedback will be given after the presentation. The assignments are presented using Power Point and the slides in addition with notes shall be posted on It's Learning. Scope: 10 - 15 slides. Both assignments and presentations must be conducted in order to attend oral exam.
Students are expected to have access to a PC and be able to use standard software, as well as BI’s own information systems (e.g. Itslearning).
Course grades are based on process evaluation with particular emphasis on the students’ electronic portfolio and participation in class. The course concludes with an individual oral examination (max. 30 minutes). This final oral examination will use the semester publications (elements of the business plan etc.) as a starting point and candidates will be asked questions to test their understanding of the subject.
Students that have not gotten approved the coursework requirements, must re-take the exercises during the next scheduled course.
Students that have not passed the written examination or who wish to improve their grade may re-take the examination in connection with the next scheduled examination.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification.
The course is based on knowledge students are expected to have attained in the previous semesters.
|Mandatory coursework||Courseworks given||Courseworks required||Comment coursework|
|Mandatory||2||2||The work requirement is described under the section learning process, in the course description.|
|Comment coursework:||The work requirement is described under the section learning process, in the course description.|
|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination every semester
|100||No||30 Minute(s)||Individual||The course concludes with an individual oral examination (max. 30 minutes). This final oral examination will use the semester publications (elements of the business plan etc.) as a starting point and candidates will be asked questions to test their understanding of the subject.|
|Form of assessment:||Oral examination|
|Comment:||The course concludes with an individual oral examination (max. 30 minutes). This final oral examination will use the semester publications (elements of the business plan etc.) as a starting point and candidates will be asked questions to test their understanding of the subject.|
|Resit:||Examination every semester|
|Workload activity||Duration||Type of duration||Comment student effort|
|Prepare for teaching||80||Hour(s)|
|Group work / Assignments||29||Hour(s)|
|Examination||30||Hour(s)||Exam incl. preparations|
|Workload activity:||Prepare for teaching|
|Workload activity:||Group work / Assignments|
|Workload activity:||Self study|
|Comment:||Exam incl. preparations|
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.
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