Course code BUS370

BUS370 Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

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Course responsible: Anders Lunnan
Teachers: Anne Moxnes Jervell
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
35 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Masters degree students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Administration, Economics and Natural Resource Management, Nature-based Tourism.
Course contents:
1. Small business and entrepreneurship, concepts, theory, definitions 2. Start-up, survival and growth 3. Finance in entrepreneurship and small business 4. Public policy and the small business: theoretical justifications and practise 7. Policy on a regional/municipal level (excursion with preparations and reporting) 8. Guest lectures (Norwegian innovation and entreprenurship policy) 9. Seminar with studentpresentations and discussion of selected research papers 10. Written assignments (group and individual) 10. Assignments
Learning outcome:
Through the study of theory, literature and assignments, insight is given into current problems connected with economic development and entrepreneurship. The students should: - Become familiar with theoretical justifications for and the main characterristics of Norwegian regional development policy - Be able to use theories in the analysis of practical problems - Become familiar with scientific journals and current research within the field.
Learning activities:
Lectures, case presentations, excursions, study of literature, seminars with presentations of articles and discussions on main themes, assignments.
Teaching support:
1. David J. Storey and Francis J. Greene: Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 1st ed. 550 pages. The whole book. 2. Additional litterature: Selected articles. Information about additional litterature will be posted on Fronter.
Bachelordegree or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
BUS210, AOS120
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory one-day excursion. Three sets of assignments. Student presentations.
Three assignements that must be approved before final exam. Final written examination.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
In total ca 50 hours in class with lectures, guestl lectures, cases, studentpresentations and discussions. Excursion: 1 day. Assignments for submission: 3 sets.
Basis for grading will be announced on fronter before the course starts.
External examiner controls course material, assignements, examination questions and gudie for evaluation and grading.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått