spring 2017

BED-2033 Entrepreneurship - 10 ECTS

Last changed: 28.03.2017

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Location

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries:

 1st December

 Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:

1st of October

Type of course

This course can be taken as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualificaton. Application code 2199.

Course content

KNOWLEDGE:

The candidate¿

  • Has broad knowledge of key themes, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods in the field of early stage business idea development, commercialization, creativity, product/service prototyping, business modeling, idea pitching, and financing applications.
  • Know important organizations, financing institutions and other relevant actors in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, both locally and domestically.
  • Can refresh their knowledge in the field of innovation tools, such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas.
  • Know the research and development work in the field of early-stage start up companies.

 

SKILLS:

 

The candidate¿

  • Can apply innovation tools such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas in practical and theoretical settings.  
  • Can reflect on different innovation methodologies and critically evaluate them.
  • Can find, assess and refer to information and course material.
  • Can both orally and in writing present an early stage business idea in front of an investor-like audience.
  • Can write an application to Innovation Norway for early stage funding for a business idea.

 

GENERAL COMPETENCE:

The candidate¿

  • Can plan and implement a variety of innovation tools into start up projects that extend over time, alone and in groups, and in line with ethical requirements and guidelines.
  • Can convey key course subject, such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas, both orally in writing, and through other relevant forms of expression.
  • Can exchange relevant views and experiences of Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas with others, and thereby contribute to the development of good practice.
  • Have competence on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in the 21st century.

Objectives of the course

KNOWLEDGE:

The candidate..

  • Has broad knowledge of key themes, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods in the field of early stage business idea development, commercialization, creativity, product/service prototyping, business modeling, idea pitching, and financing applications.
  • Know important organizations, financing institutions and other relevant actors in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, both locally and domestically.
  • Can refresh their knowledge in the field of innovation tools, such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas.
  • Know the research and development work in the field of early-stage start up companies.

 

SKILLS:

The candidate...

  • Can apply innovation tools such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas in practical and theoretical settings.  
  • Can reflect on different innovation methodologies and critically evaluate them.
  • Can find, assess and refer to information and course material.
  • Can both orally and in writing present an early stage business idea in front of an investor-like audience.
  • Can write an application to Innovation Norway for early stage funding for a business idea.

 

GENERAL COMPETENCE:

The candidate..

  • Can plan and implement a variety of innovation tools into start up projects that extend over time, alone and in groups, and in line with ethical requirements and guidelines.
  • Can convey key course subject, such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas, both orally in writing, and through other relevant forms of expression.
  • Can exchange relevant views and experiences of Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas with others, and thereby contribute to the development of good practice.
  • Have competence on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in the 21st century. 

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, workshops, discussions and mentoring. 

Assessment

The exam consists of three parts:

Case write-up (individual): 40%

Group presentation: 30%

Group hand-in: 30%

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

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

Place of exam: Tromsø.

Date for examination

Oral group exam 10.02.2017

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.

Schedule

Recommended reading/syllabus

Literature will be announced in Fronter at the beginning of term or may be obtained by contacting the bookstore Akademika www.akademika.no
Lectures Spring 2017
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Forelesninger Tromsø uni.lekt. Håvar Brattli
uni.lekt. Alexander Stene Utne