IY2539 Entrepreneurship and the Innovative Firm

Programme course, 7,5 Higher education credits, Second cycle, autumn semester 2023

This course is part of a programme and cannot be applied.

The students should:

  • acquire an understanding of entrepreneurship and

innovation theory,

  • have good understanding of innovation and

entrepreneurship patterns in different contexts,

  • acquire knowledge of relevant

information resources and dissemination
innovation,

Facts

  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, part-time 50%
  • Period : 2023-August-28 until 2023-October-29
  • Education level: AXX
  • Application: This course is part of a programme and cannot be applied.
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Main field of study: Industrial Economics and Management
  • Course syllabus: Download
  • Welcome letter: This course is part of a programme and has no welcome letter.
  • Entry requirements: Admitted to the programme Master of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering.

Content

Basic concepts and models of entrepreneurship:

  • Entrepreneurship process
  • Entrepreneurial business opportunities;
  • Entrepreneurial creativity,
  • Entrepreneurial activity in different contexts

Basic concepts and models of innovation:
  • The concept of innovation,
  • Innovations in business and networks,
  • Innovation processes
  • Innovation capability
  • Innovation contexts

Learning outcomes

After the course the student will:

  • have knowledge and understanding of basic

entrepreneurship and innovation theory.
  • understand the link between economic

growth and entrepreneurship and innovation
  • understand how and why entrepreneurial and

innovation processes may look different
  • understand how entrepreneurial

business opportunities are discovered and developed
  • have knowledge of business plans and their parts
  • ability to participate in and influence the creative process within

entrepreneurship and innovation areas,
  • ability to utilize relevant information resources

in entrepreneurship and innovation,

Course literature and other teaching material

Course literature
Ahmed & Shepherd. Innovation Management: Context, strategies, systems and processes. Latest edition.

Other learning resources
Scientific papers.

Course literature and other teaching material

Course literature
Ahmed & Shepherd. Innovation Management: Context, strategies, systems and processes. Latest edition.

Other learning resources
Scientific papers.

Learning methods

The course consists of lectures, group discussions,
individual work, student presentations, and
seminars.
Teaching is in English.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes.
This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.).
This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits,
corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Assessments

Component examinations for the course
Code Title ECTS credits Grade
1310 Assignment 1 1 G-U
1320 Assignment 2 1.5 G-U
1330 Assignment 3 1.5 G-U
1340 Assignment 4 3.5 A-F

Grading

The course will be graded A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, supplementation required, F Fail.

Exams

More information about exams are found in the Student's Portal, where you also enrolls for most exams.


There might be other scheduled examinations. Information regarding these examinations are available in the learning platform Canvas or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.