The aim of the course is that the student should be able to develop and present a business plan for a new, software-based business. The business plan should follow the guidelines from the course literature. The student should be able to relate the presented business plan to relevant theories and methods from the course literature. And the student should be able to critically evaluate the business idea and the business plan.
This course aims to give detailed knowledge on the process of creating new businesses, be it in the form of a new firm or within the context of existing companies.
The overall aim of the course is to provide an overview of current theoretical perspectives and state-of-the-art knowledge in venture capital research, and give the student a knowledge base for conducting further research in this area.
The course will provide students with a broad vision of tools available to detect technological opportunities in the environment and manage the process of turning a new idea into a new product. It will also give comprehensive knowledge on how to use technology forecasting, technology and innovation audit, lead user, patent analysis and portfolio management, etc.
The course is a master level course and a compulsory part of the masters program, Entrepreneurship. The course can be studied within the Business Administration and Economics programme, the International Business Administration and Economics programme and the Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics – Program.
This course examines creative production in the informational city. After an introduction to contemporary debates about cities and creativity, the students will work on their own practical projects.
The course will be initiated by an introduction to technology assessment and recent developments within this area. This is followed by an introduction to relevant technology assessment disciplines, including: system description, economic and financial feasibility studies, risk assessment, systems analysis, market analysis, impact assessment and technology assessment. Moreover the student will be introduced to methods that interact users and other stakeholders for assessing the implementation and consequences of new technologies, including scenario analysis and other interactive foras.
You learn how to find, evaluate and develop innovative ideas for the benefit of individuals, companies and the society (resulting in sustainable innovations).
Why study the “not for profit” sector in a (for profit) business school? In short there are three reasons: non-profits drive innovation, NGOs hold increasing power over for profit firms, and the social sector has become a motor of growth and job creation.
The class will draw on personal experience of the students – both regarding their own biographies and their surroundings/societies – and all previously acquired knowledge and competencies. All this is fed into developing an idea for a social project/starting a social venture.