Course syllabus.pdfCourse syllabus.pdf

Credits: 6

Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 15.02.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Taina Tukiainen
Angelina Korsunova

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period III (2018-2019),
Period III (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The purpose of the course is for students to gain understanding of concepts, frameworks, and experiences that are useful in managing innovations in both startups and large organizations to become more entrepreneurial, flexible and innovative. After the course students should be able to identify, analyze and solve real-life business problems from multi-disciplinary perspectives and understand the importance, dimensions and forms of corporate entrepreneurship (CE). The course provides hands-on skills to recognize the barriers that limit managers and their companies to be entrepreneurial and helps to develop an understanding of the various organizational processes involved in CE. In addition, students can practice their skills of working in diverse teams and understanding the complexity of managing projects. The course provides tools for critically reflecting on the learning process and outcomes.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The current business climate demands that companies - large or small - develop the capabilities to anticipate and respond to changes in their external environment. These changes may represent opportunities or threats for companies. Instilling entrepreneurial behavior into an organization's practices and culture is a challenge for most established organizations - large or small. It is often assumed that large, established organizations are constrained by bureaucracy and are not as flexible and entrepreneurial as new small firms. There are, however, several examples of large companies (such as Reaktor, Sony, 3M and IBM), which have been able to create and sustain a competitive advantage by being consistently innovative and entrepreneurial.
Changing customer needs, new technologies and agile competitors compel organizations to harness the innovative abilities, talents and passion of their employees. In this course, you will explore the foundations of corporate entrepreneurship, learn to develop, design and gather support for new initiatives, determine how to assess corporate entrepreneurship performance and propose ways to integrate innovative behavior into an organization. The course is based on lectures with international guest speakers, readings,
presentations, individual and team projects.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

100% assignments

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Classroom contact hours: 30 h
Independent work: 130 h
Total 160 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Morris M., Kuratko D. Covin J.: Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation 3rd Edition or similar


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

via WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Max 40 students taken to the course.

Students in Management- and Management and International Business -programmes and Organizational Communication have priority, others in the order of registration.


Registration and further information