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Bachelor 2023/2024

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Type: Compulsory course (Business Administration)
Area of studies: Management
When: 2 year, 3 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Instructors: Ковалева Татьяна Алексеевна, Панферова Анна Сергеевна, Diana Hayrapetyan, Dmitrii Knatko, Elizaveta Kroupenich
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3
Contact hours: 36

Course Syllabus

Abstract

In today's dynamic world, entrepreneurial abilities and skills are becoming an important part of the basic professional formation of the manager, whether he or she is planning a corporate career or planning to create his or her own business. Venture capital, technological, social, and intra-corporate entrepreneurship are becoming a source of economic and social development for countries. The growth of entrepreneurial activity has a significant impact on the competitiveness of economies, the number of new jobs and budget revenues. During the classes students will get acquainted with various aspects and types of entrepreneurial activity, get acquainted with modern tools necessary in entrepreneurial activity. Independent work of students includes studying additional materials within the relevant thematic sections, as well as practicing the obtained theoretical knowledge and their consolidation by examples.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The purpose of the discipline "Entrepreneurship" is to develop students' understanding of how to create and develop a commercial or social project, as well as to familiarize students with the tools, practical knowledge and skills necessary in the framework of entrepreneurial activity.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • As a result of mastering the discipline, students will be able to acquire an understanding of the elements of the entrepreneurial process: - feasibility analysis and business plan communication;
  • As a result of mastering the discipline, students will be able to acquire an understanding of the elements of the entrepreneurial process: - The process of identifying and evaluating opportunities;
  • As a result of the discipline students will be able to acquire an understanding of the elements of the entrepreneurial process: business methodologies of idea generation;
  • As a result of the discipline students will be able to acquire an understanding of the elements of the entrepreneurial process: the process of searching for and evaluating opportunities, and the process of creating teams: - resource allocation and team building;
  • As a result of the discipline students will be able to acquire an understanding of the elements of the entrepreneurial process: the process of searching for and evaluating opportunities: - The process of searching for and evaluating opportunities;
  • As a result of the discipline, students will be able to acquire an understanding of the elements of the entrepreneurial process: resource allocation: - resource allocation and team building;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • "Lean" entrepreneurship
  • Ideation
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Marketing in entrepreneurship
  • Management of resources in entrepreneurship
  • Team management and leadership in entrepreneurship
  • Managing organizational growth
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Group Work
  • blocking Exam
    The exam is held in the form of a test of 6 open-ended questions. Each question of the test is scored 5 points. The maximum number of points a student can earn is 30.
  • non-blocking Test
    Individual tests include multiple-choice questions and assess the student's mastery of the material studied in previous classes.
  • non-blocking Homeworks
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    0.4 * Exam + 0.3 * Group Work + 0.15 * Homeworks + 0.15 * Test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Business model generation : a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers, Osterwalder, A., 2010
  • Osterwalder, A., Smith, A., Bernarda, G., & Pigneur, Y. (2014). Value Proposition Design : How to Create Products and Services Customers Want. Hoboken: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=945730

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Mullins, L. J. (2016). Management and Organisational Behaviour 11th Edn (Vol. Eleventh edition). Harlow: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1419663