Entrepreneurial Tactics

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

1. Semester courses and project (or equivalent)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Describe and understand processes, methods, tools, and associated resources needed for people and companies to become and stay innovative, with an emphasis on incubation processes.
  • Describe and understand specific tools and methods for supporting entrepreneurial processes.
  • Describe and understand advanced theories of creative methodologies and creative mind-set.

Skills

  • The student must be able to use sound research methods to identify and analyse a need or problem using various theoretical perspectives related to a business development processes with an emphasis on incubation processes.
  • The student must be able to experiment with possible conceptual solutions or development in order to develop new business or to leverage the innovation capability directions by using practice insights, theory and creative skills.
  • The student must be able to facilitate creative processes (dedicated ressources will be allocated to the initiation and sustaining of the objective) and excel in communication.
  • Compose a project report according to the norms of the scientific field, include relevant original literature, use correct academic language and communicate the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a coherent written and oral manner, including the connection between the problem formulation, the project's execution and the main conclusions.
  • Evaluate and select relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project work, as well as assess the project's problem in relevant technical scientific context.

Competences

  • The student must be able to approach an empirical field using scientifically sound methods and informed by theory experiment with conceptual soluitons in relation to market/users, technology, organisation, and resources.
  • Contribute to creative further development of a conceptual solution by combining innovation and/or entrepreneurship theories with empirical insight.
  • Critically evaluate own analysis and solutions.
  • Situational application/facilitation of creative skills (dedicated ressources will be allocated to the initiation and sustaining of the objective).
  • Plan, implement and manage complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for conducting professional and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Take responsibility for own academic development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based, problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organise and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS course module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam.

Exams

Name of examEntrepreneurial Tactics
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTaktisk entreprenørskab
Module codeM-EE-K2-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science