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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
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YR222212 YR2 Venture creation 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Thomas Cooney

Learning outcomes

This course is directed towards those who wish to learn about, or have considered, the establishment of a new venture (in whatever context). It is designed to promote the areas of entrepreneurship, and to communicate clearly the tools and techniques that would assist in the formation of a business, and reduce the risk of failure in a start-up situation.
Objectives of the course:
1)To offer both a strong theoretical and practical insight into entrepreneurship,
2)To develop a general understanding of the problems involved with starting a business,
3)To developed strong presentation skills,
4)To establish the importance of entrepreneurial behaviour in many different contexts,
5)To engender business ownership as a realistic career option.


The course is taught primarily through the use of case studies. The main thrust of the course is to develop in the student an understanding of the personal and professional skills required when establishing an enterprise. It will do this by challenging a student’s own perception of self-fit with entrepreneurial activity by placing them within the role of an entrepreneur. The role of business planning is also touched upon.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 18 h 0 h

Intensive course. Further information on teaching methods:
Venture Creation, Group presentation of Case Studies 15%, Individual Assignment 30%, End of Year Examination 55%. PLEASE NOTE – the individual assignment must be submitted at the beginning of the first class. Failure to submit on schedule will mean that a student will not be allowed to take the course. Details of the assignment are provided separately. Active participation in lectures and exercises is required.

Modes of study

Assignments and active participation in lectures and exercises.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd year IV

Study materials

Cases will be provided prior to the course.

Further information

Attendance is restricted to 30 students. In case of excess demand, TSE students majoring in Entrepreneurship have priority over others.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science