ICT Entrepreneurship

Structure Type: Module
Code: ITTA0406
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Ketola, Pekka
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student knows the meaning of internal and external entrpreneurship and she yields the basic readiness to employ herself. She will be familiar with business planning, and she will be able to choose a proper form for her company. The student will know how to set up an ICT company. She will understand the interaction between different entrepreneural processes, and she will know how to measure the effectiveness of these processes. She will acquire competence to lead a company so that its business is profitable.

Student's Workload

135 h, which contains 70 h of scheduled contact studies.

Contents

Entrepreneurship and its different kinds of dimensions, business related with services, international entrepreneurship, special features of ICT-related business, the start-up process of a company, its business plan, the choise of the company form, principles of business planning. Operational processes, service branding, company finance. Principles of accounting and balancing of accounting. Basics of measuring the financial state of a company, cost and profitability calculations.

Recommended or Required Reading

Keskuskauppakamari: Yrityksen perustajan opas.
Opas liiketoimintasuunnitelman laatimiseen. McKinsey & Company.2000.
Ideasta kasvuyritykseksi: käsikirja liiketoimintasuunnitelman laatimiseen. Porvoo. WSOY.(Osittain).
Material delivered by the teacher, articles.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, group work, exercises and a project work, company visits.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to independently utilize the methods discussed on the course, and she is able to apply the gained knowledge in new contexts.
Grade 3: The student is able to independently utilize the methods discussed on the course.
Grade 1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilize the methods discussed on the course.

Assessment Methods

Assessed exercises and an examination.

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