ENT1000 – Entrepreneurship

Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.

Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.

Course content

The course aims to give you a general insight into how an idea or opportunity can be created or discovered, and communicated, tested and validated into a solution with value for the users. The course emphasizes learning through entrepreneurship, and the students will work together in groups with experimental exercises or real-life examples alongside theoretical teaching.

Learning outcome

After taking ENT1000 you'll:

  • have knowledge of innovation and modern entrepreneurship approaches and how this theory can be applied in practice.
  • have a basic understanding of key directions in innovation and entrepreneurship
  • be able to distinguish between entrepreneurial and traditional management perspectives
  • identify, test and validate ideas or opportunities in the market, and design solution experiments with customers or users to address these opportunities
  • be able to reflect on attitudes and characteristics that can be associated with learning-oriented processes and show this through participation in entrepreneurial forms of work.
  • have the ability to communicate and convey academic views in writing and orally.

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

No mandatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group lessions each week.

  • Attending the first 2 group lessions are compulsory.
  • Submission of mandatory assignments is required.

Read more about rules and guidelines for mandatory assignments and hand-ins.


The course grade is based on the following:

  • Oral group exam which counts 60% towards the final grade. All students in a group will be given the same grade
  • 2 hours final, individual multiple choice exam (digital) which counts 40% towards the final grade

Mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed on the individual exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course is taught during both Spring and Autumn semesters, and therefore does not offer a postponed examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Aug. 9, 2020 3:21:40 PM

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