ENT4194 - Consultancy Project
In this course you will use the acquired theory and knowledge from your previous entrepreneurship courses in practice by doing a consultancy project for a real life business where such theory and knowledge is vital.
You will be presented for the current situation of the company and what they want to achieve. Then you will investigate different options and provide the company with your recommendations for further actions and the reasoning for your recommendations.
You could also choose to develop a business plan on an idea that you intend to realise in near future, or work on the implementation of an existing business plan.
In the consultancy project you will experience working in a team towards a deadline with a very limited amount of time, and having a real client judging your performance. If you choose to work with your own project, you will get the true feeling of being an entrepreneur, with all the challenges it involves.
Admission is currently limited to students in the Gründerskolen programme in Singapore.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
There will be no traditional teaching. You will be presented to the company, its background and needs, and work independently or in groups with research and documentation. If you choose to work on your own project, you will be required to present a plan for your work and get this approved up front. In both cases you will have access to experienced mentors to give guidance if needed.
The course period will be approximately three weeks in August, following the course at National University of Singapore.
Access to teaching
A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.
Written report with recommendations and background for the consultancy project, or written business plan or execution plan including achievements for an individual project. You will also have to deliver a written peer review of all group members, or a reflection section assesing your own performance in your individual report. Both groups and individuals will also need to present their work orally and visually.
Language of examination
English, or Norwegian if agreed upon in advance if there are strong reasons for this. For example if client company asks for it or a business plan is mainly aiming at Norwegian stakeholders.
Students are awarded either a passing or failing grade. The pass/fail scale is applied as an independent scale with only two possible results. You will also receive a written evaluation of your work.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.