Broaden your perspectives on entrepreneurship by exploring interesting entrepreneurial stories and phenomena. In this course, you will take over the basics of entrepreneurship!
In the Introduction to Entrepreneurship online course, you take over the basics of entrepreneurship and hear inspiring stories from entrepreneurs in different fields about their own careers. You will learn about entrepreneurship and brainstorming, change and adapting to it, the challenges of entrepreneurship and the many different ways there is to be an entrepreneur.
Take over the basics of entrepreneurship!
Based on feedback from the students, the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course has developed into an even more awesome online entity!
You can jump into this course at any time – the course runs continuously and you can sign up and start studying whenever you want. You complete the course independently, at your own pace.
This course has been one of the most rewarding courses I’ve had in a long time! It´s been really refreshing that the perspective has been quite different from the theoretical and professional courses in my field of study. With the course, I feel more inspired and full of ideas, which is amazing! I have also received a lot of practical information and tools related to entrepreneurship.Feedback from a student on the first period edition of the course
Since I knew very little about entrepreneurship before this course, I have learned a tremendous amount. The course was really interesting and varied. It was nice to hear about many different ways of working as an entrepreneur and getting different perspectives on entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship was a particularly interesting topic.Feedback from a student on the first period edition of the course
In the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course, you will get to know entrepreneurship with the help of practical teaching, literature and visitor lecturers who open up the everyday life of entrepreneurship. The course is completed entirely online and independently.
The course consist of independent online studying. Each lecture introduces an interesting real life story told by an experienced entrepreneur. This sheds light on the different aspects, challenges and decisions entrepreneur will face to move on. There will be dedicated learning assignments to be worked individually. Students will acquire additional knowledge in literature, articles and other online materials (e.g. MOOC courses).
The course is implemented as a combination of different learning methods:
- Expert lectures
- Essays, blogs, tasks and self-reflection
The following themes will be discussed during the course: ABC in entrepreneurship, stages of product and service development, light entrepreneurship, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, expansion of the family business, core functions of the company, stakeholders and networks.
After the course, you:
- will understand the entrepreneurial phenomena and the related skills
- know how business ideas can be generated and turned into companies
- can describe different company forms and their characteristics
- can evaluate entrepreneurship as an alternative to personal career plan
Approved when you have demonstrated successful work towards the learning goals: you understand the main aspects in entrepreneurial phenomena. You can assess your own skills and motives of becoming an entrepreneur. You have done the learning assignments and completed the learning diary.
Failed if you have not succeeded in understanding the phenomena of entrepreneurship. You have not mastered the learning targets in a way that you could describe the required skills and asses your own capabilities in the field of entrepreneurship.
You can start the course right away on Moodle. You don’t have to wait to be accepted on the course, you can start studying when you want.
In order to get the credits, you also have to sign up officially in Pakki (TAMK Students) / Cross-Institutional Service (TAU Students). Please note that during the holiday seasons there are delays in the awarding of credits.
The course on Moodle
Credits: 5 ects
Course code: NN00FA93-3009
Study method: Independent work
Experience level: Start with these
This is a non-stop course and you can start the course on Moodle right away. You will study independently in your own pace.
Pakki + course code NN00FA93-3009
Cross-institutional service + course code NN00FA93-3009
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This course is also available via Open University of Applied Sciences.
Entrepreneurs sharing their stories
Dr. Titus van der Spek
Hague University of Applied Sciences