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Entrepreneurship (GBE)

Code

GBE-ENT1

Version

1.2

Offered by

Global Business Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

Admission requirements

Main purpose

The purpose of the course in entrepreneurship is to learn about the entrepreneurial process through theories, reflection and practical exercises enabling students to put the theories and reflections into practice, by learning through entrepreneurship. The aim is to make the student aware that entrepreneurship is about taking action. This requires an entrepreneurial mindset, and therefore by necessity involves professionalism, personality, identity and values to make business creation genuine and distinguish it from other companies and organizations.

Knowledge

The student will obtain a profound understanding of how to use reflection in areas as innovation, entrepreneurship, establishing and qualifying a business identity, understanding complexity in business, leadership and projects generating value on entrepreneurial premises.

Skills

After completing the course the student will be able to establish, identify and differentiate a business idea on practical as well as immaterial perspectives, have integrated the entrepreneurial way of working on personal-, team- and organizational level and be able to use many sources and perspectives for creating value in projects, idea generation etc.

Competences

After completing the course, students will have acquired competencies to generate business ideas, qualify business ideas, reflect on and operationalize business ideas. First, obtaining a fundamental knowledge of how entrepreneurship differs from more traditional ways of thinking about business and how to handle complexity in relation to business creation and personal characteristics related to the student and business partners.

Topics

I.e. what is entrepreneurship, how do you create meaningful work, what is innovation and requirements for innovative processes, project management and project competence, the complexity of handling the business development and management of entrepreneurship.
 

Teaching methods and study activities

During the semester, students must in groups or individually; develop, qualify and concretize a business idea. The student must continually write reflections in the student's logbook to follow the personal, professional and entrepreneurial progression throughout the course. Finally, an exam report with reflections on a self-selected topic must be handed in.
 
The course will comprise of lectures, company visits, group work and individual work.
 
It is required and necessary for the student to prepare thoroughly by reading the specified literature and the tasks, which are specified in the plan of lectures. All classes require this, and the specified literature is being used as the basis for further development in relation to entrepreneurship.
The course will comprise of lectures, company visits, group work and individual work.

Resources

Osterwalder, A. & Peigner, Y., 2010, “Business Model Generation”
Keeley, Walters, Pikkel and Quinn, 2013, “Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs”
Osterwalder, A. & Peigner, Y., 2014 “Value Proposition Design”.
 
Plus relevant academic articles and reports.

Evaluation

An oral examination is compulsory to complete the course. A submitted exam report is used as the evaluation basis for the oral examination.  The examination will be evaluated by an external examiner with reference to the Danish 7-step grading scale, which is equivalent to the ECTS grading system.

Examination

In order to qualify for the exam, a logbook with must be handed in. Furthermore, an exam report with reflections on a self-selected topic, related to the course, must be handed in. The extent of the exam report is a maximum of 5 pages (1 page = 2400 characters). Students are free to select topics from the session plan and apply them. The exam report must include personal reflections and also be based on recognized theoretical literature, which can be articles from the curriculum or academically approved materials selected by the students.     

The examination will comprise of an individual student presentation based on the selected topic for the exam report followed by a discussion between students and the examiners. The exam has a duration of 30minutes including evaluation.

Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams.

Grading criteria

It is crucial that the students show a high degree of independent ability to reflect both in the log-book and exam report. However, it is not a requirement that either of the reports should include definitive solutions but rather devise possible ways in which to resolve the issues debated, potential benefits and drawbacks.
 
Grade A (12 for fulltime students) will be given for a very good performance with no or few and not important errors.
 
Grade E (02 for fulltime students) will be given for a just acceptable performance where at least half of the expected performance is reached.

 

Additional information

 

Responsible

Lars Mønsted Nielsen

Valid from

2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Business and Management

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