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CS34A0302 Entrepreneurship Theory, 6 cr 
Code CS34A0302  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Entrepreneurship Theory  Abbreviation Entrepreneurshi 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Minna Hämäläinen 
Timo Pihkala 
Marita Rautiainen 

Description by Study Guide

Course is also a part of the Entrepreneurship minor subject.

Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) Timo Pihkala
D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) Marita Rautiainen


The aim ofthis course is to give an overview of different forms of entrepreneurship, itsimportance for economies and the people involved. Besides studying anddiscussing a selection of academic articles, students will be actively involvedin the entrepreneurial process through practical cases. After the course,students should be able to:

  • Prove evidence of a comprehensive knowledge of the concepts and theories used in the course
  • Prove evidence of (research and case-based) empirical knowledge regarding the different topics covered by the course
  • Be able to link theoretical knowledge with empirical insights and apply it to practical cases, in particular:
    • Be able to analyze a business case and critically assess the quality of entrepreneurial strategies and tactics based on theoretical and practical insights
    • Be able to find and evaluate relevant literature and empirical evidence to support the analysis of specific topics covered by the course
    • Be able to critically assess the validity of statements based on empirical research


Basic concepts of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship theory, entrepreneurial person and the latest theoretical directions.

Teaching Methods 

Independent studies 148 h, lectures 8 h, total 156 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty)  Yes 
Doctoral School course where enrollment is in WebOodi (Yes/Leave empty)  Yes 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, Moodle-exams (50%) and written assignment (50%).

Course Materials 

Bridge, S., O´Neill, K. and Cromie, S. (2003): Understanding, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Small Business. (2nd ed.) Palgrave-MacMillan Shane, Scott: A general theory of entrepreneurship. The individual-opportunity nexus. Edward Elgar. Lecture materials

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty)  Yes, maximum 100. Priority is given to the student in Entrepreneurship masters program and students of entrepreneurship minor. 
Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  15– 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  15– 

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