PBM409 Entrepreneurship

Code PBM409
Name Entrepreneurship
Status Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Business Management and Administration
Faculty Riga Business School
Academic staff Jānis Grēviņš, Jānis Bergs
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Thesi course focuses on factors related to the initiation and development of new business ventures, in contrast to the management of large,ongoing enterprises. Topics covered include personal entrepreneurial potential, career considerations, sart-up planning, sources of ventureideas, entry wedaes, acquisition strategies, managing for survival. Primary emphasis is on the process of starting a new venture. Entrepreneurs will meet with the class to discuss their own experiences..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The main objective of the course is to understand the entrepreneurial mindset and think like an entrepreneur
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Able to demonstrate knowledge of the elements required to identifying and generate business opportunities and to commercialise ideas. - Quizzes, case studies, homeworks, literature review, presentations, midterm exam, final exam
Able to describe the sources and the process involved in generating and validating ideas and what is needed to protect and exploit them successfully - Quizzes, case studies, homeworks, literature review, presentations, midterm exam, final exam
Able to identify and analyse the resources required for successful business development and determine how to obtain them. - Quizzes, case studies, homeworks, literature review, presentations, midterm exam, final exam
Able to discuss the importance of business and financial planning and how to develop a business plan. - Quizzes, case studies, homeworks, literature review, presentations, midterm exam, final exam
Able to interact effectively with others in a professional manner as well as negotiate and manage group work and decision-making - Quizzes, case studies, homeworks, literature review, presentations, midterm exam, final exam
Course prerequisites Bachelor degree

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