Digital Intra-/Entrepreneurship & Innovation2023/2024
- Purpose and learning objectives
The purpose of the elective is to give students the ability to understand, apply and create business ideas based on an intra-/entrepreneurial mindset and the use of digital technologies that transform society.Knowledge
The goal of the elective is the formation of this intra-/entrepreneurial mindset that enables the student to create an innovative business idea based on the conceptual use of advanced digital technology.
•You learn the mindset, behaviors, and leadership to become successful intra-/entrepreneurs in high performing teams and to be innovative and resilient in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.Skills
•You will learn how key technologies like Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) together with emerging digital business models disrupt local business.
•You will be exposed to issues related to culture, social psychology, emotional intelligence, and mindset.Competences
•You learn about the psychology of being an intra-/entrepreneur e.g. trusting, understanding the value in diverse teams, belief and ethics, risk assessment, communication, overcoming social barriers, rejection therapy, fail training, etc.
•You will do your own market research in your local community using interviews and/or questionnaires.
- Type of instruction
The elective will be taught in a mix of lectures, group exercise classes, group presentations and field research.
This is an Applied Learning Project elective (Applied learning is primarily an approach that links the ‘real world’ to the concepts being taught in the classroom) and this elective is based on teamwork with group sizes of 5 students.
You will in these groups work on creating a business plan for your intra-/entrepreneurship idea and as a team, create a persuasive and convincing storyline presenting the final digital business idea. This prepares you as aspiring intra-/entrepreneurs to take a tangible step towards launching your own digital project/startup.
Feedback during the teaching period
Throughout the elective, the students are expected to participate actively in group presentations of their work.
In the exercise part, students will work in groups with the DE steps and present their work with these steps to the rest of the class. Immediate formative feedback is given by your peers and by the lecturer. Student teams will be selected at random to present how they have worked with the specific DE step from the last class (i.e., deliverable for the next week's class). These exercises are to give the students a hands-on experience based on their ideas.
The last exercise class is a formative feedback session organized as a student full day conference, where the groups present their preliminary work on their exam storyline to the class. Each group will be assigned as peer review opponent group to one of the other groups.
Before the exam, each group will get 60 min coaching and formative feedback on their conference presentation and business plans.
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Prerequisites for access to the examinationTo be able to participate in the exam you need to:
• do your market research and
• participate in two planed group presentations in class with the grade “passed”.Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested standaloneType of examCombined written and oral examinationThe oral group exam is a presentation of the ‘business storyline’ based on the written group business plan.
In order to participate in the oral exam, the written group business plan must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline and participating in the student conference doing the opponent assignment.
The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written business plan and the individual oral performance.
Written Business Plan (10 pages) and oral exam.Individual exam or group examGroup, 4-5 participantsExam languagesEnglishPermitted exam aidsNoneAvailable exam aidsNoneType of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersInternal censure
In the subject Digital Intra-/Entrepreneurship & Innovation you will receive 82 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 109 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: group work, cases, peer-review, exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, exercises, watching video tapes from class, group work.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances