Extension studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following

Leadership Competences
Learning and Career-oriented Competences
Communicative and Social Competency

SDG's in focus 4, 8, 9, 12

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:

You understand the fundamental basics in how to
a small company and know differences between
different legal forms. (Knowledge)

You have ability to describe the whole business-
process based on "The Business Model Canvas" and
formalize a business idea in a Business Model Map.

You have insights in reflecting and evaluating
yourself as a potential entrepreneur. (Approach)

You have ability to generate and develope a
idea, employe techniques for product and customer
development. (Skills)

have a curious and open mindset towards
entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. (Approach)

Course contents

Legal forms of companies and risks involved
The Business Model Canvas
Business plan
Commercial vs. social entrepreneurship
Innovations and inventions
Business ideas, how to generate them
Service design
Customer Journey & Buyer Person
Basics in marketing of a small business
Economic management of a company
Corporate Social Responsibility, Supplier & Risk
management, Circular business,
Sustainability communication, Logistics and
delivery service

Team work, guest lectures, workshops, reports,
pitching and presentations.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

First-year studies performed satisfactorily (min.
50 cr).

Previous course names

AS-3-002 (0) Entrepreneurship 1 - Venture
Management 5 cr, AS-3-001 (0) Entrepreneurship
2 - Venture Creation 5 cr, AS-3-003 (0)
Entrepreneurship 3 - Venture Implementation 5

Additional information

This Entrepreneurship extension study module
consists of 4 topic blocks and activities during
the whole course period:

Basics and framework for a new business
Economic management
Product and service development

Assignments will be done along the whole course
period and tasks within a certain topic block will
be done according to a given timetable.

Introduction lecture xxx is mandatory if you want
to participate in the course.

Recommended or required reading

Business Model Generator ? Alexander
The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
The Startup Owner's Manual - Steve Blank

Guide- Becoming an Entrepreneur in Finland,
Finnish Enterprise Agencies, Suomen

Karwowski W., Soares M.and Stanton N.(2011):
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer
Design, Methods and Techniques, CRC Press,New
York, selected chapters.ISBN 978-1-4200-4628-1.

Business Model Generation,
http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas External link

Lecture material and articles according to
lecturers instructions

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 90 hours
  • Small-group work - 50 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 60 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 45 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 405 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 405 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • reaction papers, discussion forum and participation in workshops & guest lectures

Assessment requirements

Assignments will be done along the whole course
period and tasks within a certain topic blocks
will be done according to a given timetable.

In order to pass the course, you need to receive
minimum 50% of the total amount of points.

More information will be given during mandatory
course introduction lecture on xxx.


  • Adlercreutz Erica
  • Hernberg Mervi
  • Kietz Tove
  • Puukko Linda


Hernberg Mervi

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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