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A320A5000 International Entrepreneurial Journey, 6 cr 
Code A320A5000  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name International Entrepreneurial Journey  Abbreviation International E 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Henri Hakala 
Kirsi Snellman 
Anna Vuorio 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta

Next time the course will be held in 2020-2021.
The course is carried out in cooperation with several courses of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Degree Programmes.

Course is only for Master's level students in International Business and Entrepreneurship – programme.


M. Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 2


1-2 (edit 10.9.2019)

Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Post-doctoral researcher, D.Sc. (Bus. & Adm.) Anna Vuorio
Professor, D. Sc. (Bus. &  Adm.) Henri Hakala
Project researcher, D. Sc. (Bus. & Adm.) Kirsi Snellman


After completing the course, students will be able to:

- recognize entrepreneurial opportunities and develop them into concrete business ideas
- evaluate the potential of an international entrepreneurial opportunity
- manage creativity and learn methods for idea generation
- plan different international business operations,
- manage and organize business as a whole and act as a manager,
- communicate issues about the project with other firm members


The course offers the students with a unique opportunity to experience international entrepreneurship in a multidisciplinary environment. The course consists of two parts idea, creation phase and starting a business phase. The students from business and engineering form virtual firms (small groups). In the idea creation phase, the firm members explore their creativity and recognize entrepreneurial opportunities, which they will develop into concrete business ideas with international business potential. After evaluating ideas, a particular idea is selected, and business experts develop a plan for international business operations around the idea in cooperation with the engineering managers and experts.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 10 h, workshops 4 h, board meetings 2 h. Independent project work 144 h. Total workload 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points; project work 60 %, peer evaluation 25 %, individual tasks 15 %.

Course Materials 

Lecture materials and any additional material provided by the teachers.


Bachelor’s degree in business (Econ.&Bus. Adm.) or equivalent.

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty) 

25 (only for students in International Business and Entrepreneurship – master programme)

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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