TEK3107 - Start Business SB


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral 20/100 25 minutes A
Home examination 80/100 4 hours

Course content

1. Sustainable modeling and idea development of international business model.

2. Digital registration and operationalization of enterprises. How to establish an ideal business?

3. Strategy and management of product development and business with business economics and administration.

4. Formal processes, operationalization of business closure.

5. Report and basis for establishing a new business

Student company a non-profit organization established by the public sector in Norway for training purposes. To gain access to this form of enterprise, one must be busy and registered as a student. The registration must be covered by the students themselves (the cost is NOK 500 per company), it is not necessary to buy textbooks as young entrepreneurship (UE) offers digital teaching aids that supplement digital free teaching aids from NTNU. The registration fee can be seen as an expense instead of buying textbooks).

SB is a learning method where the student is active and independent in running a business. SB is here a realistic simulation of knowledge-based business establishment and liquidation. Through the method, the student's knowledge formation and knowledge dissemination is promoted. Although the non-profit organization SB entails advantages with tax and tax exemption, the motivation for the method is learning and professional specialization.

Learning outcome

You will gain knowledge about digitization and sustainable development of business model.

You should be able to start an ideal company, lead the company and drive product development and end the company.

Through the process, you will also develop competence in HSE and the human factor in enterprise collaboration

Learning methods and activities

Workshop, seminars, idea competitions.

The student business course is given as guided self-study in line with the student business program at Young Entrepreneurship. The learning platform is arranged for group work.

Ungt Entreprenørskap Innlandet works together with NTNU Gjøvik so that more students in Innlandet will have the opportunity to run a student business as a method.

All student companies that are registered and approved in the Brønnøysund register and by Young Entrepreneurship in the academic year can compete for a place at the NM for student companies.

Information about the student business program from A to Z can be found at

The course is offered in collaboration with Start Gjøvik

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Aggregate score Off campus exam (80/100) and Oral (20/100)

Off campus exam: 4 hours, counts 80%.

Oral exam: 25 minutes, counts 20%.

For both applies:

Aids: All printed and handwritten aids allowed. All calculators allowed.

Digital exam system & sensor system: Inspera assessment

Grade rule: A-F. Strike grades cannot be included in the overall result.

Content off campus exam:

  1. Knowledge tests with automatic correction.
  2. Prepared report with documentation of Sustainable modeling and idea development of business model.
    • Operationalization of an innovation and a non-profit company.
    • Product and concept development. Strategy, management, business administration and administration.
    • Formal processes, operationalization of business liquidation and basis for establishing new business operations.
    • References, log own contributions and reflection
  • Presentation of report with oral hearing. (carried out after submission normally the following working day and no later than within 5 days before submission. (details are agreed in advance).
  • The students are assessed individually after a comprehensive assessment of the work.

    All parts must be passed.

    Failure means that the entire course must be taken again.

    Course materials

    Literature is mainly digital, open network resources that are stated at the beginning of the semester.

    Credit reductions

    Course code Reduction From To
    TEK3105 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
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    Version: 1
    Credits:  7.5 SP
    Study level: Third-year courses, level III


    Term no.: 1
    Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

    Language of instruction: Norwegian

    Location: Gjøvik

    Subject area(s)
    • Interaction Design
    • Project Quality Management
    • Health, Safety and Environment
    • Industrial Economics and Technology Management
    • Internationalization
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business Econimics and Management
    • Economics and Administration
    Contact information
    Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

    Department with academic responsibility
    Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


    Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

    Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
    Autumn ORD Home examination 80/100 INSPERA
    Room Building Number of candidates
    Autumn ORD Oral 20/100 A
    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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