The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)

Level/category

Extension studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Optional

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to prepare you - to get an introduction in being an entrepreneur and to create an interest towards entrepreneurship - to establish and run a small innovative business - to fulfill your obligations towards yourself and the State

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course you are expected to be able to: - know how to start a small company and to know differences between different legal forms - plan the whole business-process based on "The Business Model Canvas" and formalize the idea´s in a Business plan -To manage the economy of a small company by understanding the basics of accounting, budgeting and business planning

Course contents

Legal forms of companies and risks involved The Business Model Canvas Business plan Commercial vs. social entrepreneurship IPR

Prerequisites and co-requisites

First-year studies performed satisfactorily (min. 50 cr). This course takes 40 student, FE and IB students have priority.

Additional information

This course takes 40 student, FE and IB students have priority. This course is a part of the Entrepreneurship expansion module. The courses Entrepreneurship 1,2,3 in periods 1, 2 and 3 must be taken and passed in this order.The group project work of creating and implementing a business idea is mandatory during course 3. There is an alternative track of participating in courses 1 and 2 where you get some of your assignments compensated by participating in Demola-worklife oriented course outside Arcada. At Demola you get the chance to work in a 2 month long co-creation project with great project partners and solve real-life problems. More information from www.demola.net Here is a short description about Demola- project: Participation in co-creation team work. Students from different universities in Helsinki are to develop a concept/demo for the purposes of validating an actual need and solution based on the initial/challenge set by a partner company/organisation. Collaboration with other teams, taking part in the facilitated Demola process, and finally presenting the results in a public event are required. Please NOTE THE DATE - the deadline for Application is 6th of September and to be able to take this track you need to be accepted by Demola to one of the projects. This course takes 40 student, FE and IB students have priority.

Recommended or required reading

- Business Model Generator - Alexander Osterwalder - The Lean Startup - Eric Ries - The Startup Owner's Manual - Steve Blank Guide- Becoming an Entrepreneur in Finland, Finnish Enterprise Agencies, Suomen Uusyrityskeskukset 2017,www.uusyrityskeskus.fi Karwowski W., Soares M.and Stanton N.(2011): Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design, Methods and Techniques, CRC Press,New York, selected chapters.ISBN 978-1- 4200-4628-1. Business Model Generation, http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas Lecture material and articles according to lecturers instructions

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Practical exercises - 30 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Fulfillment of course assignments in time and an online distance examination of Uusyrityskeskus' material 'Becoming an entrepreneur in Finland'.

Teacher

  • Hernberg Mervi
  • Kietz Tove
  • Stenius Andreas

Examiner

Hernberg Mervi

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (73 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

see ARBS

Course enrolment period

2019-03-18 to 2019-09-04

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-09-09 13:15 - 17:00 B518 Entrepreneurship 1 - Venture Management Course introduction and lecture & guest lecture Hernberg Mervi
Kietz Tove
2019-09-16 13:15 - 17:00 B518 Entrepreneurship 1 - Venture Management Business Canvas workshop - group work in class. Pre assignment before attending. Hernberg Mervi
Kietz Tove
2019-09-23 13:15 - 17:00 D4107-08 Entrepreneurship 1 - Venture Management Lecture includes both basics and framework for a company (Business Plan) and Introduction to economic management of a company Hernberg Mervi
Stenius Andreas
2019-09-30 14:00 - 16:30 Entrepreneurship 1 - Venture Management Company visit to Maria 01 Hernberg Mervi
Kietz Tove
2019-10-07 13:15 - 17:00 D4106 Entrepreneurship 1 - Venture Management 7th of October includes Introduction to economic management of a company (13.15-14.30 in D4106) + calculations (in E383) Hernberg Mervi
Stenius Andreas
2019-10-07 14:15 - 17:00 Entrepreneurship 1 - Venture Management 7th of October includes Introduction to economic management of a company (13.15-14.30 in D4106) + calculations (in E383) Hernberg Mervi
Stenius Andreas
2019-10-14 14:00 - 16:00 Entrepreneurship 1 - Venture Management Company visit to Mirum at 14.00. The address is Pursimiehenkatu 26 C and everybody shall find the way there themselves. Let's meet inside in the company's lobby. Please be in time! Hernberg Mervi
Stenius Andreas
2019-10-21 13:15 - 16:00 B518 Entrepreneurship 1 - Venture Management Guest lecture at Arcada Hernberg Mervi
Kietz Tove

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