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OBS Entrepreneurship Minor

Learning goals

Upon completion of the entrepreneurship minor, the students form their own entrepreneurial experience in the context of responsible business:

  • students understand entrepreneurship as a broad phenomenon and are able to apply entrepreneurial knowledge and skills in practice;
  • students act responsibly and ethically in their roles as entrepreneurs.

Responsible person

Anne Keränen, Dr. Econ.

Structure

Courses

724814P Introduction to business development

ECTS credits: 5

Language of instruction: English

Timing: Period A

Learning outcomes: Students are familiar with basic business concepts and theories in SME context. On successful completion of the course, students understand the business development process from opportunity recognition to a launch and development of a sustainable business. The students are able to identify basic business processes in practice.

724811P Entrepreneuring for sustainability

ECTS credits: 5

Language of instruction: English

Timing: Period B

Learning outcomes: After the course the students should understand the roles of entrepreneurship in creating socially responsible change in society, know how to map and analyze alternative sustainable entrepreneurial business ideas based on individual strengths, values and the UN SDGs, know creative problem solving assessment methods, know how to communicate about entrepreneurial ideas.

724812P Building change through entrepreneurship

ECTS credits: 5

Language of instruction: English

Timing: Period C

Learning outcomes: Introducing entrepreneurship, discovering opportunities, business planning, effective business model, ethical and social foundation, financial viability, acquiring financing, marketing issues, building a team, preparing for growth, strategies for growth.

24816PS Building Business through Creativity and Collaboration

ECTS credits: 5

Language of instruction: English

Timing: Period D

Learning outcomes: During the course the student will explore entrepreneurship from the perspective of an artistic process and learn the process of designing improbable solutions. The students are challenged to question mainstream values, assumptions taken for granted, and ways of doing things. The course gives the student tools that are needed in developing improbable business models and solutions that can shift paradigms.

724813P Entrepreneurship in action

ECTS credits: 5

Language of instruction: English

Timing: Period A-D

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course, the students are able to apply the core competencies of his/her studies in a real life entrepreneurship context.  Students are able to realize and start working with a business opportunity or social problem in practice to find a solution. The student will improve his/her entrepreneurial skills; multicultural group working, problem solving, communicating and presenting.

724815P Entrepreneurial assignment

ECTS: 5

Language of instruction: English

Timing: Period A-D

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course the students are familiarized with entrepreneurial activity in society and possess skills that help to solve entrepreneurial problems and make change. Students will have an insight into the diversity of entrepreneurship and gain understanding of the specific aspects of entrepreneurship.

More information

Entrepreneurship minor studies