The aim: Learn to think like an entrepreneur and to solve real-world problems by creating something new. After a successful participation in the course, the student should be able to develop business model considerations in context of entrepreneurial process in starting up a business. In addition, the student will be able to present a new venture idea to potential decision makers. Student will develop skills in innovative thinking, considering both inside and outside a corporate frame.
Students are expected to come to classes on the campus. In addition, there might be remote teaching including assignments, project work, and independent study based on given instructions
Classes will be made of lectures, discussions, debates, group works, presentations and other activities
Exploring Strategy, Twelfth edition, Whittington R., Regnér P., Angwin D., Johnson G., Scholes K.
Scarborough,N. 2011. Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Osterwalder, A. & Pigneur, Y. 2010. Business Model Generation.
Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y., Bernarda, G. & Smith, A. 2014. Value Proposition Design
Bovée, C. & Thill,J. Business in Action any edition
During this course participants will be in constant contact with working life, Since they have to define the process of becoming an entrepreneur and to evaluate different available business forms and formalities, they need to get information from industries, businesses, business development agencies and authorities. They are expected to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and spirit based on their own background and on available opportunities at societal level. They are expected to evaluate different entrepreneurial opportunities and business models with sustainability considerations Lastly, they are expected to identify some actors and industrial networks which might be useful for their business ideas to be implemented.
This course will not have any written exam
International and different nationalities
Materials and business ideas from international perspective
22.08.2022 - 16.12.2022
Assignments will consist of tasks related to developing business plan. Students are expected to scan different business environments and to identify opportunities. They will then choose and develop own business ideas. These business ideas will be presented at business idea fair and will have a chance to participate in a business idea competition involving different degree programs. Students are expected to write a final report in form of business plan..
15.08.2022 - 19.08.2022
Every WED at 11:00-13:45
Weekly topics are outlined in a separate document (see moodle)
Demonstration of previous knowledge and skills in developing business plans may be discussed with the instructor
15 - 40
- Active Participation and activity 15%
- Business Idea Fair report 15%
- Pitching & Presentation 30%
- Business Model Canvas and Final report 40%
- Self and peer assessments
DIGIBBA Digital Business Innovations