Course code INN331

INN331 Enternship

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Course responsible: Siw Marita Fosstenløkken
Teachers: Elin Kubberød, Karl Jens Fredrik Bengtsson
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Master in Business and Administration.
Course contents:
Students  will be working on issues of innovation, commercialization and business development in a specific company or public sector.The work can be structured functional ( the student with a specific function and task in the business) or can be completely detached as a project, where students work with a real mission according to client's needs. Part of the internship involves the student become familiar working environment and take part in the normal day to day operations , but will be responsible for its own field or project. The student is supervised by a mentor in the company and has a main supervisor at School of Economics and Business.  Days in the Company  around  2  days per week . The content of the internship is to be decided in consultation with the Company and defined in a project that shall be approved by the principal supervisor at School of Economics and Business. Students are responsible to help finding relevant principal for the internship as well as to be involved in defining the project description.
Learning outcome:


  • The student will be able to relate his or hers practical experiences towards theories and models and thus establish a deeper understanding of how to apply these.


  • The student should be able to identify new opportunities that contribute to new and creative ideas, organizational change and growth in their intern company.  
  • Candidates should be able to apply the theoretical knowledge they acquire through the study of issues and challenges in practice operations and make informed choices in the link between theory and empirical knowledge.

General competencies:

  • Students will be trained to act as professionals in relevance to their study programme
  • Students should be able to work indepentently, participate in activies such as a team member and contribute as an equal partner with problem solving in business.
  • Students should be able to show reflection and practice-based learning through the reflection report and with guidance through workshops.
Learning activities:
Mentor/company contact, reflection logs with feedback, supervision with supervisor at School of Economics and Business.
Teaching support:
Our partners: NMBU TTO, Inkubator Ås, StartupLab, Forskningsparken, Oslo MedTech, local and regional businesses and entrepreneurs.
Litterature will be announced during the start of the semester.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Approved project description is handed in to the course coordinator within the first week of the autumn paralell. Workshop participation. The students have to meet at 3 guidance sessions with the main supervisor from the School of Business where the log functions as a starting point for dialog and guidance.
The practice-based learning will be documented through weekly reflection logs whereas final academic delivery is a reflection report. The report counts 100% and is evaluated passed/not passed. The reflection report is based upon litterature where the student should be able to show reflection through practice-based learning in relevance to chosen litterature. A retake exam is not organized in this course.
Nominal workload:

200 hours in the company (12-13 weeks, 2 days a week in the company)

100 hours work with the reflection report (included curriculum), workshop participation and weekly logs.

Entrance requirements:
Master students in Entrepreneurship and innovation and also a limited number of students from Master in Business and Administration. 
Type of course:
300 hours
External sensor evaluates the reflection report.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått