Learning outcomes:

The course is based on the fact that in the modern economic environment, entrepreneurship and innovation have multiplying dynamic effects for the creation of value by individuals, companies, organizations and national economies. Entrepreneurship is a multifaceted phenomenon that includes many disciplines like strategy, finance, psychology, marketing, etc. It usually has to do with dealing with situations and problems that one does not expect in an evolving environment. The course aims to introduce students to the notions of entrepreneurship, innovation, and business planning with the goal to help them at setting up and developing their own companies and acting entrepreneurially in any setting.

By the end of the course, students should:

  • have understood the issues of innovation and entrepreneurship and in particular the design of business ventures based on the exploitation of knowledge and technology.
  • work both individually and in groups
  • evaluate technical, financial and operational data to support and make decisions and organize their implementation.
  • write a business plan.


  • Code :             X44
  • Semester :     4th
  • Effort :              7.5 ECTS
  • Hours :             3 per week
  • Type :                Economics
  • Department : Economics
  • Exams :             Yes

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mentality
  • Introduction to the entrepreneur and the founding team
  • Different forms of entrepreneurship and their importance
  • Business idea, opportunities and their evaluation and design thinking
  • Lean start-up method
  • Business model and the business model canvas
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Innovation types and innovation ecosystems
  • Business planning
  • Presentation of the business plan