Course syllabus

Entreprenörskap och projektledning
Entrepreneurship and Project Management

IDEN50, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Compulsory for: MD5
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims to provide students with increased knowledge and understanding of specific business terminology. It aims to give a deeper understanding of business planning, entrepreneurship and project management, and clarify the relationships between the business plan and the innovation process. The students will be given an insight into how a product development process can be integrated within an entrepreneurial context.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- Be versed fundamentals of business planning, including business idea, product calculations, financing, market analysis / marketing plan, project planning, organizational structure and intellectual property, and how these relate to the process of innovation / product development.
- Have a good understanding of the principles of entrepreneurship.



Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

- In the form of a project, demonstrate ability to work in teams to develop a business plan for a new product idea, with support from teaching materials and supervision.
- Demonstrate ability to insightfully discuss the different sections of the business plan and their interrelationship.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform simple calculations for product development / business models.


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

 Have an understanding of his/her future role in / towards the business, including an increased understanding of the innovation process and the relationship between costs and revenues for individual products / projects and activities in general.
- Have a good understanding of the importance of collaboration and communication in innovation processes .


The course focuses mainly on entrepreneurial issues related to product development and business planning. This is discussed from different perspectives by guests, group exercises and literature.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: The grades given are based on fulfilment of the 80% minimum attendance requirement and on active participation in the group assignment.


Required prior knowledge: MIOA01 and IDE051 or corresponding.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Carl Lidgard,
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