AI521216 - Introduction to entrepreneurship


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

  • Introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship, what is it and why it matters
  • Business development and market orientation
  • The MiT Disciplined Entrepreneurship method
  • Introduction to entrepreneurship research

Learning outcome


  • Have knowledge of scholarly theories and practical methods in entrepreneurship


  • Be able to analyze theories and methods in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • Be able to write and understand the functions of the various elements of the business plan.
  • Be able to perform a simple literature review

General competence:

  • Be able to analyse relevant academic and professional problems related to entrepreneurship.
  • Be able to communicate extensive independent work and terminology from the academic field of entrepreneurship.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of a combination of lectures and guest lectures, casework, presentations, literature review and discussions. Students work in groups related to a project. Portfolio Assignments: The portfolio consists of up to three assignments, and further details will be announced in the beginning of the semester, Participation at guest lectures, seminars and on company visits are mandatory.

Further on evaluation


Portfolio assessment.

There will be no re-sit exam.

Required previous knowledge

As for the study programme.

Course materials

  • Aulet, B. (2013), Disciplined Entrepreneurship, 24 steps to a successful startup ,Wiley
  • Aulet, B. (2017), Disciplined Entrepreneurship, Workbook, Wiley
  • Handouts

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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