Technology Based Entrepreneurship

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMIE006-05
Vaknaam Technology Based Entrepreneurship
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Technology Based Entrepreneurship
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Critically review relevant academic literature on technology based entrepreneurship
2. Apply theoretical insights on entrepreneurship in real business contexts.
3. Appraise new venture creation topics and related issues, such as entrepreneurial opportunity, starting and managing new ventures and advanced theories of entrepreneurship and innovation in a technology based industry.
4. Develop attitudes towards entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial issues in new and existing firms.
Omschrijving This course is an obligatory course in the Master’s degree program in Industrial Engineering and Management. This course aims to provide students with insights into the specific challenges and issues that entrepreneurs face when starting a new business in a technology context. The course provides these insights from a theoretical, scientific point of view. This course is suited for engineering students who expect to deal with entrepreneurship in their future careers. This could be, for example, as a technology entrepreneur, an engineer in a technology-based startup, an entrepreneurial employee in a large technology-driven company, a consultant, an investor, a policy maker, or a researcher. The following topics are dealt with: the entrepreneur, the business opportunity, opportunity evaluation, business models, the role of stakeholders and networks, business growth, financial attractiveness and viability, and financing high-tech startups.

This course is NOT a step-by-step guide for starting your own business. In case you are interested in a more hands-on course, please contact the course coordinator for more information.

For students who take this course as an elective, a motivation letter is required to enroll in the course. Please send your letter (max. 1 A4) which shows your motivation to choose this course as your elective and your background in management and/or business-related courses to the course coordinator before August 20, 2021. You will receive notification of acceptance before the start of the course. In case of similar levels of motivation, students for whom this course is an official elective get priority. Students for whom this is a compulsory course do not need to hand in a motivation letter and are automatically enrolled into the course. Please note that mandatory presence at the first lecture applies to all students.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(Reading articles, lectures/discussions, guest lectures/workshops, group written assignments and preparation final exam. Attendance at the first lecture is mandatory.)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(The final grade for this course is based on an assignment score (40%) and an exam score (60%). To pass the course, both the assignment score and the exam score must be graded with at least a 5.5.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. A.J. Frederiks
Docent(en) dr. A.J. Frederiks ,ir. E.J. Sempel , S.R. White, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
selected articles
Technology Ventures From Idea to Enterprise (5th International edition)
McGraw Hill Higher Education
Thomas H. Byers, Richard C. Dorf, & Andrew J. Nelson 978-1260085082 ca. €  52,99
Entreevoorwaarden This course has a limited capacity.
- IEM students can always enter the course.
- Students from other programmes for which this is a *compulsory* course, can always enter the course.
If you take this course as an elective, entry requirements apply, see course description.

Prior knowledge and skills from basic innovation and technology management courses, as gained during the BSc IEM programme are assumed.
Opmerkingen This course was previously registered with course code WMIE14001
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