Company Establishment

Structure Type: Part of Course
Code: TIP0204B
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: t
Language of Instruction: English

Learning Outcomes

The student will require a view of entrepreneurship in general and the skills required for self-employment. The student familiarizes him/herself with corporate planning and the criteria for choosing the form of enterprise.
The course will give the student a basic knowledge in establishing a company. The student gets acquainted with the procedures and required documents in connection with establishing a company. The course will also familiarize the student with registration in the Trade register and the student should understand the meaning of registration.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course:54 h
-of which scheduled studies: 26 h
of which autonomous studies 28 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses



Entrepreneur and enterprise environment, qualities of an entrepreneur, entrepreneurship as a career and occupation, establishing a business, corporate planning. Choosing the company form, establishment procedures and documents. Trade register and trade name.

Recommended or Required Reading

- Establishing and doing Business in Finland, Edita Publishing 2009
- Legislation in force
- Lecture materials

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, project learning, group work, discussions, individual studies and presentations.

Assessment Criteria

level 5
- give reasons for solutions made when acting in tasks of an expert
- use independently various problem solving methods
- apply the professional ethical principles

level 3
take into account the responsibilities and obligations connected with the utilisation of information (e.g. copyrights and plagiarism)
– utilise the problem-solving methods learnt during the study unit
- find the essential parts of the problem

level 1
- recognise the area of expertise in his/her field
- utilise the problem-solving methods dealt with during the study unit when given guidance
- has a positive attitude towards developing
- identify the values of the field and the professional ethical principles

Assessment Methods

Active course particiption and assignments 40%, written exam 60%. Numerical (0-5).