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Cursus: EC2EBE1
Essentials of Business and Entrepreneurship
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Recht, Economie, Bestuur en Organisatie; Undergraduateschool REBO; Bachelor Economie en bedrijfseconomie;
Contactpersoondr. L.A. de Bell
dr. L.A. de Bell
Overige cursussen docent
C.M. Do Rosario Costa
Overige cursussen docent
drs. P.O. van der Meer
Overige cursussen docent
A.H. Visser
Overige cursussen docent
1  (04-09-2017 t/m 12-11-2017)
TimeslotA: MA-ochtend, DI-namiddag, WO-ochtend
D: WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag
OpmerkingOther economic elective. Cannot be combined with EC2EBE2/3/4, GNBA221706, RGBOB0110 and BMW30705.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 29-05-2017 t/m 25-06-2017
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 21-08-2017 t/m 22-08-2017
This course cannot be combined with Essentials of Business & Entrepreneurship 2/3/4 (EC2EBE2/3/4) and Entrepreneur (BMW30705).

People like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Muhammad Yunus, and many other successful entrepreneurs have changed the way we live and work today. In this course, students learn about entrepreneurship both from the theoretical and practical perspectives. Alongside learning about and discussing an academic approach to entrepreneurship, students will also go through experiential learning by working on an entrepreneurial project. Students will work in small teams in search of a repeatable and scalable business model on which they report both orally and in written form. The course introduces the traditional business model generation tools such as the business model canvas, design thinking methods, and lean launchpad customer validation. The results of these methods culminate in startup pitch-deck, a Dragons Den pitch event, and concise business plan.

Choose any period to fit your schedule 
The course is offered in each period. Students can enroll in any period, regardless of their background. No prior knowledge is needed.
Minor Entrepreneurship 
Essentials of Entrepreneurship is the first course of the Minor Entrepreneurship for non-economic students. After completing this course students can continue with Venture Marketing (EC2VM) and Financial Accounting and External Accountability (ECB1IBE), followed by either the course Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ECB3CEI) or an internship (Entrepreneurship and Innovation – ECB2IEI).

Learning objectives 
At the end of the course the student:
  • Understands the phenomenon of entrepreneurship from an academic perspective;
  • Is able to discuss the entrepreneurial process and apply the literature to real cases;
  • Is more comfortable in dealing with incomplete information and uncertainty for the purpose of assessing a business opportunity;
  • Has learned to test and validate assumptions and develop a business model;
  • Has learned to report on startup activities using an investor pitch deck and concise business plan;
  • Has increased his/her cooperation skills by working together in small teams.
The course is offered as a combination of interactive lectures and tutorials (workshops).

Assessment method 
  • Project (40%): business model (pitch-deck and plan)
  • Individual Exam (60%)
Effort requirements 
Students are expected to be present and well prepared at meetings and have to hand in all individual and group assignments on time through Blackboard. This is an intensive course, which requires the average student about 20 hours of work per week for individual assignments and group work including contact moments. It is not advised to follow this course if one wants to complete more than two courses in one period.

A score of 60 ECTS is recommended.

Instructional mode 
  • Tutorial 1 x per week 120 minutes
  • Lecture 1 x per week 120 minutes
Language of instruction
Je mag niet uitsluitend ingeschreven staan voor één van de volgende opleidingen:
- Economics and Business Economics, Bachelor, Voltijd
- Economie en bedrijfseconomie, Bachelor, Voltijd
Verplicht materiaal
Aanbevolen materiaal
- Reader with selected articles
Werkvormen (aanwezigheidsplicht)
Lecture (Verplicht)

Tutorial (Verplicht)

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