ENT4460 – Corporate Entrepreneurship Project
Teaching and exams spring 2022
In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.
Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.
The purpose of the course is to build your in-depth understanding and hands-on experience in working with development of new or improved products or services within an established company, i.e. corporate entrepreneurship. Students organized in small teams will each carry out a predefined project in a medium to large local knowledge-based company. The course also functions as a live laboratory for topics covered in the course ENT4400 - Corporate Innovation Strategies and Project Management.
After completing the course, you will:
- Have advanced knowledge and deep understanding of what it takes to be a corporate entrepreneur
- Have developed your proficiency and self-confidence in defining and managing an innovation project with a larger professional organization, completing the project on time according to expectations
- Be able to adapt style and approach to the industry sector and corporate culture
- Be able to identify opportunities and limitations for product or service innovation within a larger company
- Be able to work as a member of a self-managed professional team, ensuring necessary buy-in and commitment from other parts of the organization
Admission to the course
This course is available only for students admitted to either Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (master's two years) or to Informatics: Digital Economics and Leadership (master's two years)
Recommended previous knowledge
Either the following subjects for students admitted to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management master program:
- ENT4000 – Business Creation
- ENT4050 – Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership
- ENT4070 – Entrepreneurial Opportunity Evaluation
- ENT4330 – Entrepreneurial Finance
- ENT4340 – Managing New Venture Growth
- ENT4350 – Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing
- ENT4360 – Student Venture Creation Project
or the following subjects for students admitted to the Informatics: Digital Economics and Leadership master program:
- 10 credits overlap with ENT4210 – Practical Innovation Management (continued).
Project based work 3 days a week throughout the semester.
Students organized in small teams will each carry out a predefined project in a medium to large local knowledge-based company. Each group will be given workspace and access to resources within the company they are going to work with, including a company mentor.
Regular supervisory meetings with faculty.
The course grade depends on the following assignments:
Group project report including an oral group presentation accounting for in total 50% of the score. Students in the same group are given the same score. Group members who do not fulfill their obligations can be scored individually from the group.
Project execution including ability to meet predefined final deliveries accounting for 20% of the overall score. Individual grading.
Individual reflection report accounting for 30% of the overall score.
Failing a graded assignment does still allow participation in the remaining exams. All exams and assignments must be taken during the same semester.
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: ENT4210 – Practical Innovation Management (continued)
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
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
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.