Student Enterprise
2015-2016 - TØL1041 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge:
Students will have good knowledge of the planning, establishing, operating and winding up of a small business enterprise.
Skills:
Students will be able to use modern methods, techniques, IT tools and models for establishing, operating and liquidating a smaller business enterprise. Skills in idea development, networking and establishing partners will be learned through experiance.
General Competence:
Students will have an understanding of the importance of sustainable entrepreneurship with respect to society at large, the environment and their company employees.

Topic(s)

Student enterprises will formed be for the purpose of a project-oriented task, and the task will be carried out by students in groups. Students will themselves establish their own business concepts, develop their own business plans, carry them out and then liquidate their enterprises, all in accordance with Guidelines for Young Enterprises (retningslinjer for ungt entreprenørskap (UE).

These activities will involve the following themes:

  • Developing a Business Concept;
  • Developing a Business Plan;
  • Organising and registering student business (SB);
  • Planning, operation and decommissioning a SB (including annual reports and annual accounts);
  • Partnerships and networks;
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship.

Teaching Methods

PBL (Problem Based Learning)

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Students work in project groups (recommended size 2 to 4 students) where they establish their own enterprise, under the guidance of mentors and auditors in accordance with the requirements given in the Guidelines for Young Enterprise. Each group is assigned a supervisor.

Student Enterprise uses an experience-based learning method where the students must take an active part in the acquisition of new knowledge. There will also be a number of lectures, including by guest lecturers.

Form(s) of Assessment

Portfolio Assessment

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

The project portfolio to be assessed will consist of:

  • The Business Plan;
  • The project results;
  • A Final Report;
  • A description of and reflection about the project progress.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

The course is assessed by an external moderator every third year. The first external assessment will be in spring 2014.

Re-sit examination

To re-sit this course, all components of the portfolio must be re-submitted.

Examination support

None

Coursework Requirements

Four obligatory assignments – all part of the eventual portfolio – are to be delivered during this course. These will include records of the amount of time the group members have spent on the various tasks within their project. Each of these four obligatory deliverables must be approved.

Teaching Materials

Nils Per Hovland. Entreprenørskap og innovasjonsledelse. 2 utgave. Cappelen Damm AS

Helge Refsum og Odd Utgård (2009). Fra idè til ny virksomhet - en håndbok for nye vekstselskaper. Oslo: McKinnsey & Co.

Pakken Studentbedrift, and net-based material from Ungt Eprenørskap -www.ue.no.

Compendia, articles and references to other relevant publications.

Additional information

This course requires that there are a minimum of 20 registered students.