Basics in Entrepreneurship (sem B)


Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

No educational contribution associated with this course for this program.


This course aims at discussing the basic building blocks of starting a business. The course tackles both theory and practice. Though the theoretical part of the course focuses on an entrepreneur's cognitive dimensions, the students will explore by themselves the practical side of starting a business. They will face a certain level of uncertainty and complexity, with which they would need to deal by using the means they have at hand. The course will also allow them to talk to an entrepreneur of their choice and discuss his or her experience. Classes include lectures, discussions, and case studies, which means students can share their opinions and insights. The course also includes group exercises.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- Tutorials

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Projects
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates
- Personal accounts


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) present your business case as an elevator pitch and in full.
  • - (level 3) produce the essential deliverables of an entrepreneurial project.
  • - (level 3) apply a set of tools to act entrepreneurially.
  • - (level 5) evaluate problem/solution dialectic.
  • - (level 6) generate new business ideas.
  • - (level 6) develop a business case for a new venture based on one of your ideas.

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
None affective domain have been associated with this course yet


Session 1: Introduction to the course Sessions 2-3-8: Entrepreneurial cognition: ideation stage, opportunity formation; entrepreneurial context (theory and assessment) Sessions 4-9: Building an entrepreneurial project

No prerequisite has been provided

Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Students are required to have a good command of the English language.

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Case studies/texts

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework
- Assessments
- Coaching/mentoring


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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

The list of the required readings will be provided in class.

No reading material has been provided.

EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
Djuricic K, Bootz J-P. 2019. Effectuation and foresight – An exploratory study of the implicit links between the two concepts. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Elsevier 140: 115–128.


List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : Group projects
Written and oral / Group / English / Weight : 50 %
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : Learning diary
Written / Individual / English / Weight : 30 %
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 3Class no. 8 or 9
Written / Individual / English / Weight : 20 %
Details : Test
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