Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTGEMA40
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. GEMA40 overlaps following cours/es: TNX170. Alternative for: E2. Optional for: A3, B4, BI3, BME4, C4, D4, F4, I4, K4, KID2, L4, M4, MD4, MID1, N4, Pi4, RH4, V4, W3. Course coordinator: Urban Persson LTH, urban.persson@bekon.lth.se and Hans Landström FEK, hans.landstrom@fek.lth.se, Construction Management. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 16. The number of participants is limited to 25 Selection criteria: LTH – colloboration course. Limited number of places. Special admission and selection procedures. Assessment: Drawing upp and presentation of business plan. Seminar participation with group work based on the connection to business plan. Further information: The course is scheduled 16.00-19.00. Home page: http://www.bekon.lth.se.

Aim
The subject aims to illustrate how new companies develop, entrepreneur’s role in the development process and the effect of the surroundings in the overall perspective.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Understand how problems encountered effects new companies’ development and working together to develop their own business plan. This include knowledge and understanding the process for starting a new company, the definition and meaning of entrepreneurship, the purpose of it and the process of entrepreneurship.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Establish and develop formularized business plan.

Contents
The subject deals with the fundamental sense and the definition of entrepreneurship such as the market, the individuals and the organizational and network. The subject also focus on the process of entrepreneurship such as identification of business opportunities, market demands and market concentration, building a management team, financing of ventures, business plan, strategies, exploitation and marketing, business platform and management and organization of growing companies.

The subject deals with different types of companies such as manufacturing companies, service provider and service companies.

Literature
Entreprenöskap och företagsetablering, Landström, H. & Löwegren, M. (2009), ISBN 10: 914402147X, Studentlitteratur
Affärsplanering. En handbok för nya tillväxtföretag, McKinsey & Co/Ekerlids förlag
Dokument från CONNECT-serien (www.iva.se/connect)
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