This course is discontinued

ENT4140 – Entrepreneurship theory from a South African point of view

Course content

This course provides an overview of the challenges of a South African high-tech start-up business. The course explores various options for the evaluation and planning of the business. Typical issues that entrepreneurs face are operating and administrative problems, financing, sales and marketing approaches, growth and sale. In addition the students will build on ENT4000 and further explore the use of a business plan to prove, articulate and defend a business idea.

Learning outcome

The objective is to provide an insight into the challenges, and an in-depth understanding of strategies, for developing entrepreneurial businesses in high-tech industries in South Africa.


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Enrolment in Gründerskolen programme required.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

ENT4000 – Business Creation


Course lectures in the evenings with guest speakers, case analyses, class discussions, presentations and elevator pitches. Approximately three hours of lectures per week.


Written assignment and a final oral examination at the end of the semester. Class participation. Graded marks.

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.

Anders Lunnan is the external auditor for this course till spring term 2008.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course




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