YTTP2140 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (5 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


The "Introduction to Entrepreneurship" course is designed to equip students from diverse academic backgrounds with foundational knowledge and skills about envisioning, starting, and expanding entrepreneurial ventures. This course integrates foundational theories and concepts of entrepreneurship with practical applications, guiding students about topics ranging from the intricate dynamics of entrepreneurial ecosystems to the nuanced decision-making processes intrinsic to entrepreneurship. Moreover, the course delves deeper into various issues—such as entrepreneurial financing, marketing, growth and exit— and contexts of entrepreneurial endeavors—migrant, digital, and social entrepreneurship. In essence, this holistic course serves as a springboard for students to unleash their entrepreneurial potential, fostering innovation, ethical leadership, and a profound understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Know the basic concepts, theories, and dimensions of entrepreneurship.
  • Comprehend the relevance of changes in the external environments for entrepreneurship.
  • Identify and delineate the pivotal stages inherent in the entrepreneurial process.
  • Gain insights into how entrepreneurship manifests in diverse contexts.
  • Recognize the importance of leading entrepreneurial ventures with the responsibility to contribute positively to society and the environment.

Description of prerequisites

No prerequisites.

Study materials

Literature will be specified at the beginning of the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Accepted completion of the designated assignments
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

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