ENT4460 – Corporate Entrepreneurship Project
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.
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
ENT4460 will Autumn 2020 be available for master students at the Department of Informatics.
Students admitted to the study programme Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (master's two years) will be prioritised.
Recommended previous knowledge
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
- 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.