ENT4460 – Corporate Entrepreneurship Project

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Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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


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.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

This course is available only for students admitted to the study programme Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (master's two years).

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with ENT4210 – Practical Innovation Management


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.

Language of examination

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

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.

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: ENT4210 – Practical Innovation Management

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Every autumn

This course will be taught for the first time autumn 2019.


Every autumn

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