Course code INN220

INN220 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

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Course responsible: Elin Kubberød
Teachers: Silja Marianna Korhonen-Sande, Nils Sanne, Siw Marita Fosstenløkken
ECTS credits: 15
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: 2015H
Last time: 2017V
Preferential right:
Masters degree students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Course contents:
The main purpose of this course is to give an introduction to entrepreneurship in practice by introducing the students to team work in business development for external entrepreneurs and partner. The curriculum will consist of concepts and methods for entrepreneurship and business modelling and the interplay between these and practice. Key words:  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 a 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 the university.
Learning activities:
The course is based on active participation of the students and will focus on the team work as a central part, knowledge-building and PBL through assigments, testing/experiementation and presentations.
Teaching support:

The student team will be assigned a mentor for the second year entreprenurial class, which will support the teams in the entreprenrial learning process.

The students will work out and sign a team contract which regulate the team assigment project. This contract has to be approved by the course teachers. If  the contract is violated, the team has to arrange a meeting with their mentor and teacher. The teachers will decide further action with respect to further process and work.

Our partners: Connect Østlandet, NMBU TTO, StartupLab, Forskningsparken, Oslo MedTech, Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator, Follo Commerce, local and regional businesses and entrepreneurs. 


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

Other relevant literature, informed in the beginning of the course and Fronter.

Bachelors degree or equivalent.Motivation for practical work
Recommended prerequisites:
INN 210
Mandatory activity:
Three written assignements and one oral assignement. Participating in excursions. All the compulsory assignments have to be completed and approved before the exam. Compulsory activities is valid until next course is offered.
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. 
Nominal workload:
450 hours
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 ar regular basis throughout the semester.
An external examiner will follow the continuous assessment as well as the final oral examination.
Examination details: :