Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice


Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, students:
• have gained insight into the background, nature, and central
concepts within the research domain of entrepreneurship;
• have gained insight into the societal developments that influence
entrepreneurship as well as the societal and ethical implications of the
entrepreneurship phenomenon;
• will be able to demonstrate an academic knowledge base that
enables the student to recognise, utilise, and combine multiple
theoretical perspectives towards entrepreneurship, in combination with
the knowledge of and insight in some of the mechanisms underlying
entrepreneurial processes, so as to be able to understand particular
entrepreneurial dilemmas;
• have worked on their ability to assess, produce, and develop
innovative, viable, high quality research-based entrepreneurial ideas in
various contexts;
• have worked on the development of an attitude where boundaries
between disciplines form no burden and where knowledge, concepts,
methods, and perspectives from a range of disciplines are employed to
generate new insights;
• will be able to find, analyse and critically assess scientific
• will be able to systematically and creatively analyse and solve
concrete problems.

Course Content

At the end of the course, students should have an overview of the
(research) domain and its inherent multi-disciplinarity (for example
economics, psychology, social sciences, and humanities). They should
know about the various approaches, topics, and the central concepts
associated with entrepreneurship, and be able to apply these to a
practical dilemma. The two assignments are directed towards practical

Teaching Methods

Weekly: two three hour lectures, plus a tutorial in week 2.

Method of Assessment

The final grade consists of:
• one individual assignment (25%);
• one assignment in pairs (25%);
• written final examination (open question exam) (individual) (50%).

The final grade will be the weighted average of the three assessments
(with 25/25/50% weights). Results can compensate for each other;
however, a minimum of five must be obtained for each assessment in order
to contribute to the final result.

A second chance is allowed for the assignments and the exam. However,
the mark that one can obtain for a revision of an assigment is capped at
6. For the re-sit of the exam and for second chance submissions of
entirely new
assignments, no grade cap applies.

Entry Requirements

A valid registration in the MSc Ent


A range of journal articles has been specified by the lecturers. This
will be communicated on https://blackboard.ic.uva.nl

Additional Information

This course is only available for students registered for the Master's
programme Master's in Entrepreneurship. For quality reasons, the course
cannot admit other students.

This course is organised by UvA. The course coordinators are Dr. J. Sol
(UvA) and Dr. J.K. Verduijn (VU). For more information, please go to
http://studiegids.uva.nl and http://rooster.uva.nl.

General Information

Course Code E_ENT_ETP
Credits 12 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. J.K. Verduijn
Examiner dr. J.K. Verduijn
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture
Target audiences

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