ENT4190 – Entrepreneurship Theory in an International Context

Course content

This course focuses on theory of how to start and grow a successful, high-potential enterprise, and will address different key challenges facing such a start-up venture. The course takes place outside of Norway in cities like Boston, Houston, San Francisco, Singapore or Toronto.

Learning outcome

After you have completed ENT4190, you will:

  • know the historical background for and importance of entrepreneurship in the particular local, regional and national context
  • know about the most important actors in the local ecosystem for entrepreneurship and the role they play
  • understand how business ideas come to life and be able to assess business ideas
  • be able to realise a business idea by applying tools, techniques and methods employed by successful entrepreneurs on areas such as  
    • strategic positioning and business model selection 
    • building the required team
    • market research and marketing/sales
    • financing
    • harvesting options
    • building and utilising a professional network of people
  • have gained practical experience from working in teams
  • have practised your ability to communicate effectively in business English through convincing pitches and presentations, in writing and orally.

Admission

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.

Enrolment in the study programme Gründerskolen or Entrepreneurship master (Bergen track) is required.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

ENT4000I – From idea to business - Intensive/ENT4000 – Business Creation or similar.

Overlapping courses

Teaching

Classes once or twice a week at a local partner university during a 10 week long stay abroad. Classes may be held during daytime or in the afternoon/evening. The class format will be a mixture of lectures, guest lectures and case and/or classroom discussions. Total class time will be about 34-40 hours. In addition to class preparations each week there will be extensive group work on a project leading to the final course examination.  

There are three components of mandatory assignments:

  • 80% class participation
  • active participation in class discussions
  • 1-3 individual written assignments

Rules for mandatory assignments.

Examination

You will be assessed based on the two following parts:

  • Final written group assignment based on group work during the course (count 50 %)
  • Final group presentation and examination (count 50 %)

The exam takes place in local destination.

Mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam. The mandatory assignments and the final examinations must be passed in the same semester to pass the course.

The assessment is done for the group as a whole. Group members who do not fulfill their obligations can be assessed individually from the group.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

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.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: ENT4110 – Entrepreneurship theory from an American point of view (discontinued), ENT4130 – Entrepreneurship theory from a Singaporean point of view (discontinued), ENT4140 – Entrepreneurship theory from a South African point of view (discontinued) and MNGRUNDER7-1. The list is not exhaustive.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Other

As this course takes place abroad, you must have travel insurance. Specific coverage requirements from the university abroad or visa category may apply.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Spring and summer

Examination

Spring and summer

Teaching language

English

Course fee

Yes