Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Getting Started
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 SS 2016
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 2017||SS 2016|
WI001165 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of soft-skill courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
1) The nexus of entrepreneurship and sustainable development
2) An overview of the theory and practice of sustainable entrepreneurship
3) Social and ecological problems as opportunities for sustainable entrepreneurship
4) Developing a sustainable customer value proposition
5) Describing key activities, resources and partners
6) identifying revenues and costs
7) Consolidating all parts in a lean and feasible business model
8) Pitching and presenting a business model
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||4||Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Getting Started (Life Scienes)||
Learning and Teaching Methods
Students should be familiar with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the basics of the business model canvas:
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
Business Model Canvas:
Osterwalder, A. & Pigneur, Y. (2010). Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Wiley: New Jersey, US.
Description of exams and course work
Each team will work on assigned tasks. Each group member has to contribute to the final group presentation (a 15 minutes pitch per team, 25%) that will take place during the last session of the term. By presenting their sustainable business plan, students demonstrate they are capable of presenting their business model in a clear and comprehensible manner to an audience. In addition, each team member will work on a section of the final written project report, describing and analyzing the sustainable business plan of the team. The written paper is due four weeks after the oral presentation (max. 8,000 words, 75%). By writing the project report students demonstrate that they are able to elaborate more in-depth on their sustainable venture. They also show their ability to apply the theory and real-life examples provided to them to their own idea and business model.
Current exam dates
Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.
|Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Getting Started (Life Scienes)|
|Tue, 2022-07-05, 8:00 till 23:59||online submission to email@example.com until 23:59 on 5th July 2022||till 2022-06-27 (cancelation of registration till 2022-06-28)|