Entrepreneurial Resources and Networks, 5 cr - ENT4HM101
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Anette Kairikko Olli Laintila
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After completing the course successfully, the student is able to:
- identify and utilise entrepreneurial networks
- conduct resource analysis
- identify success and failure factors of the venture
- utilise co-creation in the business development
- Self-knowledge and self-leadership
- Entrepreneurial ecosystems
- Networking and team building
Depending on the implementation, learning takes place in contact lessons, as independent studies, teamwork and/or online-studies. The course includes the assessment of one’s own learning.
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show their competence by presenting a demonstration and thus progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.
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Starting level and linkage with other courses
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student is able to identify appropriate ecosystems and networks that can help him/her in developing his/her venture. S/he can also identify required resources that are needed to get the business started. The student understands the concept of co-creation.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
In addition to the previously mentioned competences (for grade 1), the student is able to utilise appropriate ecosystems and networks for the benefit of the venture as well as conduct a comprehensive resource analysis of the venture. S/he can identify the success and failure factors of the venture. The student can utilise the concept of co-creation in his/her business development process.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
In addition to the previously mentioned competences (for grade 3), the student is able to take corrective actions to minimize the risks of potential failure factors and strengthen the success factors after taking a comprehensive resource analysis. S/he can demonstrate his/her ability to implement the concept of co-creation in the further development of his/her business.