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Department of Business Administration Entrepreneurship

Opportunities in Entrepreneurship

1. Topics

The recognition of opportunities has frequently been characterized as the distinctive attribute of entrepreneurship. Opportunities predominantly stem from changes on the supply side (e.g. new products, processes) and demand side (e.g. new geographic markets). In this respect, the seminar will focus on the innovation and internationalization activities of new ventures to achieve competitive advantage.

2. Target group

This seminar targets students from Business Administration and Management and Economics. It is also recommended (but not required) for students who have attended or are planning to attend the lecture "A Primer in Entrepreneurship". Students from Business Administration and Management and Economics can use the credit points for the course as follows:

• PPO2001/Oec: Wahlpflichtbereich BWL 5
• PPO2001/Oec: Wahlpflichtbereich MM 2
• PPO2001/Oec: Wahlpflichtbereich ME 2
• BA: Wahlpflichtbereich BWL 5

3. Application

The seminar is limited to a maximum of 30 students (first come, first served). Beyond normal booking (Modulbuchung), a second application to the chair ist necessary by email: It is not allowed to attend the seminar without confirmation from the chair, as there will be a waiting list! The papers will be randomly assigned to groups of two in the introductory session. If you have any preferences with respect to the person you want to work with, please let us know his/her name in your e-mail.  

4. Program

  • Introductory session: Participants are required to read the introductory papers in the literature list (6.1). This session will provide an overview of the topic and guidelines on how to prepare the paper presentation.
  • Presentation: Groups of two students need to present one paper. Moreover, a three-page summary of the paper has to be prepared by the group. The papers to be presented will be assigned randomly.
  • Credit Points:The seminar is worth 3 ECTS points. Students in the PPO 2001-program will receive credits on a pass/fail-base; there are no grades. Students in the Bachelor program will receive grades. To obtain the credit points, the following requirements have to be fulfilled:
    - Presentation (40%)
    - Summary (30%)
    - Active participation during the seminar (30%).

5. Schedule

The preliminary schedule is as follows:

  • 24.2.2015, 9.00-13.00, 14.00-18.00: Introductory session (Room: tba)
  • 16.4.2015, 9.00-13.00, 14.00-18.00: Block 1 (Room: tba)
  • 17.4.2015, 9.00-13.00, 14.00-18.00: Block 2 (Room: tba)

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