autumn 2016

BED-3030 Entrepreneurial Leadership and Teams - 10 stp

Last changed: 20.04.2017

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Campus

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester. Exchange students: October 1st for the spring semester and April 15th for the autumn semester. 

Exchange students are students from academic institutions with which UiT The Arctic University of Norway have formal exchange agreements.

Type of course

This course can be taken as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Students have to hold a bachelor degree (180 ECTS) in one of the following disciplines: Business, Management, Marketing, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Electrical engineeing, Physics, Health, Energy, Fisheries or Biotechnology.

· The Norwegian grading system is an A-F scale in which A is the highest score and F is fail. An average grade C from a bachelor degree issued in Norway is the minimum requirement for admission to the master's level for students with Norwegian study background.

· Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand must have an average grade C as a minimum, or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score to be considered for admission.

· Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries must have an average grade B as a minimum, or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score to be considered for admission.

Application code 9371

Course contents

This course provides an overview of the principles of entrepreneurial leadership and teams, which are key elements associated with successful new venture creation.

The course is divided in to three parts:Part I lays the foundation for the course by introducing students to the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and reviewing some of the relevant literatures on entrepreneurship theory. This provides context for the subsequent discussions on leadership and teams.

Part II deals with entrepreneurial leadership and covers analytical approaches ¿ trait, distributed, charismatic; leadership styles; entrepreneurial vision and key characteristics of successful entrepreneurial leaders.

Part III deals with entrepreneurial teams and covers analytical frameworks; team types ¿ founding and top management teams; team composition and individual roles.

Throughout the course, students are encouraged to reflect on the literature, discuss and debate key concepts with their peers, and to apply their learning to their own business project.

Objective of the course

The aim of the course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of key theoretical concepts associated with entrepreneurial leadership and teams and their role in successful new venture creation. Particular emphasis is given to creativity as a core component of an entrepreneurial leader¿s skill set, and to the importance of achieving balanced entrepreneurial teams.

Students who have successfully completed the course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and comprehension:

  • Knowledge of how to critique different leadership styles
  • Knowledge of how to analyse entrepreneurial teams
  • Knowledge of how to apply team concepts to their own business project
  • Knowledge of how to develop effective leadership strategies

Skills:

The course should prepare the student to:

  • Use creativity to develop entrepreneurial leadership capability.
  • Recognise the value of different team roles within the venture Analyse relevant literatures and apply key concepts to their own business project.
  • Make a presentation to potential investors platforming the entrepreneurial leadership and team dimensions of the business venture.

Competence:

Students should be able to work both individually and in teams to review relevant literatures, critique and debate key theoretical concepts and apply these in practice to their own business projects. Students should be able to convince potential investors of the significant value they are able to add to their projects by paying attention to the leadership and team dimensions of the business.

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Lectures, in-class discussions, group work and presentations, analysis of case studies and various readings alongside the application of theoretical concepts to real life enterprise projects.

Please note that lectures and mandatory activites take place from the midst of August.

The students need to be present at campus, and participate in lectures and group-work.

Assessment

Two term papers: one group assignment and one individual assignment. Each paper will weight 50 % of the final grade. Two course work requirements: presentations related to the term papers.

A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

Be aware that the first mandatory presentation (course work requirement) takes place during the first week of lectures in August. Dates can be found in the timetable.

There will not be arranged a re-sit exam for this course.

Place of exam: Tromsø

Schedule

Recommended reading/syllabus

Literature will be announced in Fronter at the beginning of term or may be obtained by contacting the campus bookstore Akademika Tromsø.
Lectures Autumn 2016