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
- explain key concepts and terminology related to developing a new business

- summarize important steps of setting up a new business;
- give examples of different methods & approaches used to develop new businesses

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

Credits: 1

Schedule: 05.08.2024 - 31.12.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Håkan Mitts, Johannes Kaira, 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 has two tracks:

    1. setting up a small business together with a small team
    2. solo entrepreneur in the creative fields 

    The student can choose which track to complete. Each track consists of session that have the following structure:

    • Background story (video)
    • Entrepreneurial/business design problem/situation explainer (video)
    • In-depth discussion on topic(s) related to the problem/situation.
    • Quiz
    • Supporting material or self-reflection (optional)


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Online quizes, 50% correct on all quizzes.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Individual study based on online content, 27h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Online course.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - Summer
    2025-2026 Autumn I - Summer


    Open to all Aalto students.