autumn 2015

BABOR_06 Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 10 stp

Last changed: 03.03.2015

The course is administrated by

Fakultet for idrett, reiseliv og sosialfag


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Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester. 

Type of course

Subject can be taken as single course.

The course is relevant for Bachelor of Northern Studies students and compulsory for students choosing the advanced emphasis programme Arctic Innovation and Entrepreneurship (30 ECTS).

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:
Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to
NOKUT's GSU-list.

Admission code: 9199 (Nordic applicants).

Course contents

Students will be provided with theoretical knowledge about innovation, entrepreneurship, and small businesses. Students will learn to cooperate practically with case companies and/or case organizations.

Introduction to entrepreneurship

- Contributions of entrepreneurial firms

- Entrepreneurship - conceptual approaches

- Types of Entrepreneurs / Types of Organizations

Introduction to innovation

- Reasons to innovate

- Value-driven (service) innovation

- Implementation of innovation

The entrepreneurial process and innovation

- Exploration and Exploitation of opportunities

- Entrepreneurship as firm Behavior

- Basics on Business Models and The logic of effectuation

International and cross border entrepreneurship

- Aspects of cross border entrepreneurship in the Barents region;

- Internationalization strategies and

- Impact of cultures

Objective of the course


  • will be familiar with central approaches and theories to understanding innovation as a core concept of entrepreneurship in general and cross border entrepreneurship in particular


  • will be able to apply theoretical concepts to understand and analyze processes of innovation and entrepreneurship in practice; will be able to self-assess his or her practical case study efforts


  • will appreciate the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship and can conduct teamwork based case work

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The lectures are organised in blocks.

For a week-long workshop, teaching could take place in other countries (Russia, Finland)

Methods are lectures, team work, paper writing, presentations, idea creation and communication with representatives of case organisations


The students academic performance will be assessed both through:

A formative evaluation:

- Project and team work participation, i.e. attendance is compulsory (at least 80 % of class).

- Work Paper 

And a summative evaluation:

- Project work-based written papers

- Written Case work evaluations

- Final Term paper

Final term paper is graded A-F.
Possibility for resit exam in case of F.


Lectures Autumn 2015
Forelesninger/samlinger uni.lekt. Klaus-Peter Fischer