Course code INN220

INN220 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

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Course responsible: Elin Kubberød
Teachers: Silja Marianna Korhonen-Sande, Nils Sanne
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum 30 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Last time: 2015V
Preferential right:
Masters degree students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Course contents:
Visits to businesses and research groups: Entrepreneurship and innovation: How to develop new ideas: Internal and external analysis: Business planning: Development and implementation of innovation strategies:  Marketing, market strategies and market plan: Economic analyses and financing: Revenue models
Learning outcome:
The students shall acquire in depth knowledge within chosen topics in entrepreneurship and innovation, with main focus on customer oriented business planning and innovation strategies. The students shall apply this knowledge to make a business plan or a innovation strategy for an existing firm/ venture or business opportunity. The students shall through excursions learn about firms and other important institutions for innovation and entrepreneurship on and outside of UMB.
Learning activities:
The course is based on active participation of the students and will focus on knowledge-building through  problem-solving and group work and presentations from students them selves.
Teaching support:

Joe Tidd and John Bessant: Managing Innovation. 5th Edition. Wiley

Osterwalder, Alexander & Pigneur, Yves: Business Model Generation, 2010. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley. ISBN: 978-0470-87641-1, h.. Finnes som E bok: (ISBN: 9780470901038).

Bachelors degree or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
INN 210
Mandatory activity:
Three written assignements and one oral assignement. Participating in excursions.
Evaluation of a semester thesis (business plan or innovation strategy) and individual oral examination. Written assignement including oral presentation in groups counts 40 %. The individual oral examination counts 60 %. No re-sit examinations in this course. All four written assignments have to be completed and approved before the exam.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lecturing/problem solving one to two days per week. The number of lecturing hours per day will vary from week to week. Excursions and workshops. Group work.
An external examiner will follow the continuous assessment as well as the final oral examination.
Examination details: :