ENT9600 – Entrepreneurship and new business creation

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Course content

This course provides an introduction into contemporary entrepreneurship research.

Learning outcome

The candidate is able to write a research paper within the domain of entrepreneurship.

The candidate is skilled with regard to evaluating previous work within this research domain.

The candidate has acquired elementary research competency within the domain of entrepreneurship.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


The course is lecture and seminar based, and runs over three full days. The lectures will consist of lecturing from the professor and discussion in class.

It is expected that the students present several research articles.

All lectures are mandatory.

Access to teaching

PhD students admitted to a PhD programme at the University of Oslo.


The course is assessed through participation since all lectures are mandatory and a research paper (100%).

Language of examination

The exam will be written in English.

Grading scale

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

Explanations and appeals

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


Feedback from our students is essential to us in our efforts to ensure and further improve the high quality of our programmes and courses. As a student at the University of Oslo you will therefore be asked to participate in various types of evaluation of our courses, facilities and services.

All courses are subject to continuous evaluation. This course will be evaluated in 2010 and 2011. At regular intervals we also ask students on a particular course to participate in a more comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of this course, a so called "periodic evaluation".

Facts about this course






It is currently not decided whether this course will be offered again.

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