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YR222212 YR2 Venture creation 6 ECTS
Organised by
Entrepreneurship
Person in charge
Thomas Cooney
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X
2015–2016 X

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). After completing the course the students have a better understanding of entrepreneurship, the tools and techniques that would assist in the formation of a business, and a better understanding of how to 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.

Contents

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

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Assignments and active participation in lectures and exercises.

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd year

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 and minoring in Entrepreneurship have priority over others.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Optional studies (Entrepreneurship)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
2015–2016
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Entrepreneurship
Information Systems Science