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The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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YR222211 YR1 Opportunity creation and assessment 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Inna Kozlinska
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X

Learning outcomes

The course provides students with experience-based knowledge of their own enterprising behavior, self-awareness of related strengths and weaknesses. It also seeks to support the development of skills and attitudes required for recognizing and acting upon opportunities to create new values, be it commercial, social or cultural values. Upon completion of the course, students:
1) understand what an entrepreneurial opportunity is and how it differs from an idea;
2) are familiar with the opportunity identification or creation process for new value creation;
3) are able to evaluate feasibility of entrepreneurial opportunities;
4) know how to develop these opportunities and start acting upon them;
5) develop deeper understanding of the importance and applicability of enterprising behavior to own life in different contexts (e.g. work, family, leisure).


The course includes interactive lectures, individual and team assignments on the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities and value creation. It is divided into two parts. The first part consists of five two-hour lecture-type sessions and a series of short written pre-assignments. The second part is a one-day long assignment that is an experiential team challenge to be completed, and a subsequent seminar where students present their work. Based on the latter, students also submit an individual reflection report.
All the formal course materials (e.g. Power Point slides, case studies) will be available on Moodle.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 18 h 0 h

Interactive lectures 18 h (e.g. team exercises, discussions, case studies, role plays), group presentations 6 h, reflection.

In class-exercises and independent learning.
Notice! The course includes an intensive week with an 8 h group assignment and 3h seminar with group presentations. Participation in all the course sessions is mandatory due to ongoing group work. There is no formal exam but a reflection report on the intensive training week (20.11-24.11) and final presentations.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

Assignments and case studies.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
formative feedback from the tutor.

Recommended year of study

2nd year

Study materials

2017 - 2018:

  1. Read, S., Sarasvathy, S., Dew, N., Wittbank, R., Ohlosson, A.-V. 2011. Effectual Entrepreneurship. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-58644-3.

  2. Nielsen, S., Klyver, K., Evald, M., Bager, T. 2016. Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice: Paradoxes in Play. Edward Elgar. ISBN: 978-0857935311.

  3. Other materials assigned by the lecturer at the beginning of the course.

2016 - 2017:
1. Read, S., Sarasvathy, S., Dew, N., Wittbank, R., Ohlosson, A.-V. 2011. Effectual Entrepreneurship. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-58644-3.
2. Other materials assigned by the lecturer at the beginning of the course.

Further information

Attendance is restricted to 30 students. In case of excess demand, TSE students majoring or minoring in Entrepreneurship have priority over others. Notice! Participation in the one-day long group assignment and group presentations in the seminar are obligatory to pass the course.

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