The course is given in Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship.
The course builds on the theoretical and conceptual foundations of entrepreneurship to let you work on a real-life business case. During the course, you will be asked to evaluate a new business opportunity, typically supplied by an entrepreneur or innovator in the nearby region, and to write a full-fledged business plan for that opportunity. Depending on the nature of the business opportunity, you may be asked to work individually or in a group of two or more course participants.
The course allows you to: - convert and apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge about entrepreneurship into practical entrepreneurship - identify and deal with the challenges associated with evaluating, describing and presenting new business opportunities - develop your skills in writing effective business plans.
Within the framework of the course, you will go through a number of sequential steps and workshops, which towards the end of the course allow you to put together and present a full-fledged business plan.
Teaching takes the form of organised workshops, and may include written hand-ins, various forms of contact and interaction with external entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as presentations that reflect progress throughout the different stages of the development of the business plan.
Examination takes the form of written assignments and individual or group presentations. The final grade of the course is determined after taking into account the different parts of the examination. Grading criteria are presented in the study guide provided at the start of the course.
Grades will be given in accordance with the Swedish grading system. The following grades will be used: VG (pass with distinction), G (pass), and U (fail). Assignments handed in late will not be graded except in special circumstances. In addition, any remaining assignments and supplements must be completed and handed in by the deadline specified in the study guide otherwise the entire course (all assignments included) must be redone the next time the course is given, provided there is space in the course.
Uppsala University takes cheating and plagiarism seriously, and disciplinary action will be taken against any student suspected of being involved in any sort of cheating and/or plagiarism. The disciplinary actions take the form of warnings and limited suspensions.
Note: Only completed courses can count toward a degree.
week 34, 2015
Nine step process- Business plan for start-up