Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2011/2
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2012||WS 2011/2|
WI000801 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This module description is valid to WS 2015/6.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|90 h||30 h||3 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- definitions, regional aspects, and special forms of entrepreneurship
- entrepreneurial individuals, including their personality, creativity, idea development, cognition, opportunity recognition, decision making, affect, and moving forward from failure
- entrepreneurial firms, including their growth strategies, strategic alliances, and resources.
Beyond that, students will engage in break-out group workshops to personally experience the process of opportunity recognition and development. In these workshops they will work in teams and apply concepts from academic literature to real-world entrepreneurial problems. Furthermore, students give presentations to the audience and discuss their results.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Introduction to Entrepreneurship (WI001058) (Part II of Module "Foundations of Entrepreneurial and Ethical Business")||Preller, R.||
Tue, 11:30–13:00, 0980
Wed, 13:15–14:45, 0980
Learning and Teaching Methods
- The basic knowledge as well as real world examples will be provided through the lecture.
- Discussions in the lecture and active participation are encouraged and will contribute to deepen the understanding of the concepts introduced.
- Workshops in smaller groups enable the students to apply (part of) their theoretical knowledge to real-world problems. This format additionally fosters creativity and team work.
- Students will get additional background knowledge from the scientific literature in private reading.
Read, S., Sarasvathy, S., Dew, N., Wiltbank, R. & Ohlsson, A.-V. (2010). Effectual Entrepreneurship. New York: Routledge Chapman & Hall.
Description of exams and course work
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.