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Entrepreneurship and Strategy

  • Teacher(s):   T.Tsukanova  
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 6 credits
  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2021-2022, 4.0h. course (weekly average)
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  • Related programmes:
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    Master of Science (MSc) in Finance : Financial Entrepreneurship and Data Science

    Master of Science (MSc) in Management, Orientation Business Analytics

    Master of Science (MSc) in Management, Orientation Strategy, Organization and Leadership

    Master of Science (MSc) in Management, Orientation Marketing

    Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation Behaviour, Economics and Evolution
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Objectives

The main objective of the Entrepreneurship & Strategy course is to provide participants with the essential strategic knowledge required to identify, assess, shape and act on entrepreneurial opportunities and transform them into value for others in different contexts, settings and organizations.

The focus is on the entrepreneurial mindset – a certain way of thinking, not on ‘how to launch a start-up’. Participants will learn about the activities and stakeholders associated with entrepreneurial ventures and develop the knowledge and a set of skills that drive entrepreneurial behavior and contribute to the successful path from an innovative idea to a relevant and attractive entrepreneurial project.

The course concentrates on developing crucial life skills – problem-solving, teamwork, empathy, learning to accept failure as a part of the growth process – that will help participants navigate an uncertain future and encourage them to think and act more entrepreneurially.

The course integrates insights from multiple disciplines, including accounting, finance, management, marketing, sales, and psychology, and encourages participants to put their previous knowledge into practice.

Contents

The course covers multiple topics, including creativity, opportunity recognition and evaluation, social dimension, business models, market analysis, financing, learning from failure, and others. Everyone is expected to prepare according to the assigned materials before each session. The course work will be based on a ‘flipped’ classroom approach, topic lectures and workshops.

Students will work on their individual tasks and in teams on a new venture project, analyze the feasibility of the project and develop a final presentation (a brief course overview is here). Every team member should participate in assigned activities.

References

Videos, articles, case studies, podcasts, and additional materials related to the course will be assigned throughout the semester.

Pre-requisites

N/A

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:

The evaluation includes individual contribution and the team project (100%). Individual contribution (40%) will be based upon the student’s in-session activities, learning checks and other individual assignments, including peer feedback. The team project (60%) will include regular progress monitoring and a final presentation.

Retake

Exam:
Written 2h00 hours
Documentation:
Allowed with restrictions
Calculator:
Not allowed
Evaluation:

In the event of a retake, the final written exam will account for 100% of the course grade. In this case, the individual contribution and team project will not be included.



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