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.


The course goal is to provide students with an overview of the entrepreneurship process. After the course, the student can
- summarize important steps of setting up a new business;
- give examples of different methods & approaches used to develop new businesses
- explain key startup development terminology

The course can be taken as an introduction to other entrepreneurial courses (eg Startup Experience) or as a stand-alone course.

Credits: 1

Schedule: 01.01.2023 - 31.07.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Håkan Mitts, Lidia Rauramo

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is an online course. It consists of nine modules, each having the following structure:
    Background story
    Entrepreneurial/business design problem/situation (video)
    Ways to handle the situation (video)
    Supporting material (optional)

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Online assignments.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Individual study based on online content, 27h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course is open to all Aalto students as well as students from other universities (through Flexible study right agreement JOO).

    Teaching Period:

    I, II, III, IV, V, Summer (2020-2021, 2021-2022)

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.