Paris, France

Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation

online course
when 8 February 2021 - 12 February 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 400

This course is a practical guide to starting a new business, providing students with exposure to every crucial aspect of the entrepreneurship experience. From the initial phase of evaluating a business idea to the actual business launch, students are introduced to the frameworks, complemented by practical advice and guidelines, provide students with a solid foundation to launch their own businesses while understanding the various risks their startup may face.
For those who do not plan to launch a new business, skills learned can be used in their corporate and non-profit careers.
This course covers the entrepreneurial process from conception to implementation of a new venture. It concentrates on attributes or entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams, their search and assessment of opportunities and the gathering of resources to convert opportunities into businesses. While the heart of entrepreneurship is opportunity assessment, a holistic approach to new venture creation is taken. Students will create business plan for a specific new venture. The opportunity may be a new business or may be a radical transformation or growth of an existing business. Students will also participate in the mandatory "Pitch Summit" at the end of the term.

Course leader

Please contact Claire DELHOMME, winter term manager:

Target group

Upper undergraduate students and graduate students

Course aim

This is a hands-on course that teaches a rigorous framework as well as providing valuable experience to students so that they, upon completion, can be more successful in starting or managing a new or existing venture. Through instructor lectures, guest speakers, in class discussions, selected readings, student presentations and projects, students will examine the opportunities and challenges associated with small business management and entrepreneurship.

The overall learning objectives of the course include:
• Assess business opportunities
• Understand the process used to create and manage new ventures
• Understand the elements of a well written business plan
• ldea generation for potential business based on important trends
and student's interest
• To stimulate self-evaluation for career direction.

Fee info

EUR 400: 400 euros tuition fee for free movers + 50 euros administrative fee
EUR 0: no tuition fees for nominated students from partner universities