Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


At the end of this course, students are expected to have developed theoretical and practical knowledge about entrepreneurship and innovation and to be able to apply those to real cases.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 01.11.2018 - 22.11.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Arne Kroeger

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Johannes Gartner, Teemu Kautonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The workload includes time preparing presentations about selected topics, peer-evaluatins, classroom teaching and preparing the exam.


    • Basics of entrepreneurship
    • Creativity, Idea Development & Innovation
    • Opportunity recognition & Business Model
    • Venture Funding
    • Venture Growth
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Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Individual assignments 70%

    Team assignments 30%

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1. Classroom hours 14 h
    2. Preparation of individual assignments 42
    3. Preparation of group work assignments 24 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The materials necessary for completing the course will be available on MyCourses. Students can also
    use the following textbook to support their learning:

    Zacharakis, Andrew, William Bygrave, Andrew Corbett, 2016. Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition. Wiley.
    For the chapter Creativity, Idea Development and Innovation.

    Bessant, John R., Tidd, Joe 2015. Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3th Edition. Wiley.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    No prerequisites necessary

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption