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CS34A0734 Business start-ups and spin-offs, 6 cr 
Code CS34A0734  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Business start-ups and spin-offs  Abbreviation Business start- 
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 

Katja Lahikainen 
Timo Pihkala 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lahti 
Year  Ms.Sc. 1 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge  Junior researcher, M.Sc. Katja Lahikainen
Professor, D.Sc. Timo Pihkala 
Aims  The course focuses on start-ups, spin-offs and especially on the planning of new ventures. After the course the student is familiar with business start-up theories and processes, is able to critically analyze different business ventures and is skilled in testing business ideas. In addition, the student is able to prepare a business plan with its calculations and present the businesses successfully. 
Contents  Entrepreneurship theory and process, start-ups and spin-offs, lean start-up, start-up strategies, testing of business ideas, business plans, evaluation criteria. 
Teaching Methods 

Lectures 16 h and preparing for lectures (30h)
Assignment, independent work (76h)
Moodle-exam and literature (50 h)

Total workload 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  Grades 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points. Assignment 50%, Moodle-exam 50%. 
Course Materials  Barringer, B.R. & Ireland, R.D. (2006 or later edition). Entrepreneurship: successfully launching new ventures. Pearson Prentice Hall. 
Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty)  Yes, maximum 80. Priority is given to the student in Entrepreneurship masters program and students of entrepreneurship minor 
Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 10 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 10 

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