|SCHOOL||POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES|
|ACADEMIC UNIT||DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS|
|LEVEL OF STUDIES||UNDERGRADUATE|
|COURSE TITLE||ENTREPRENEURSHIP I|
|INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
|WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS||CREDITS|
|LECTURES FROM ENTREPRENEURS|
|Add rows if necessary. The organisation of teaching and the teaching methods used are described in detail at (d).|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS:||GREEK|
|IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS||YES|
|COURSE WEBSITE (URL)||http://www.econ.duth.gr/undergraduate/lessons/z8.shtml|
- LEARNING OUTCOMES
|The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.
Consult Appendix A
· Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area
· Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B
· Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes
Entrepreneurship is the driving force for an economy. Wealth and the majority of employment are the result of small business creation from business-minded individuals, many of whom continue creating even larger firms.
The goal of this course is to familiarize students in their last year of study with the concept of entrepreneurship and the effective and productive utilization of the knowledge they gained during their studies by creating a new business.
To do this, we are based on:
· the knowledge and skills acquired by the students so far in their studies
· and also in teaching relevant new concepts and skills
Thus, our students will be able to develop the skills that are necessary to establish, expand and run a successful business, and to work effectively as business managers.
Particular emphasis is given to foster and enhance the entrepreneurial culture that will precede the mood to create a new company (startup intention). This perspective is based on the premise that becoming an entrepreneur can be the result of education and training. Thus, entrepreneurs are “made” and are not “born”.
|Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?|
|Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology
Adapting to new situations
Working in an international environment
Working in an interdisciplinary environment
Production of new research ideas
|Project planning and management
Respect for difference and multiculturalism
Respect for the natural environment
Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues
Criticism and self-criticism
Production of free, creative and inductive thinking
• Decision making
• Enterprise Creation Simulation
• Ability to analyse complex ideas
• Training to resolve complex issues
• Market Research
• Creation of advertising spots
• Presenting ideas through Posters
• The meaning and importance of entrepreneurship and the environment in which it grows.
• The definition of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur.
• The stages of the business process:
o Capturing a business idea
o Evaluating the business model,
o Creating a business plan,
o Fundraising and forming agreements
o Selection of sustainable development model and
o Exploring exit strategies.
• Start-up issues for new entrepreneurs
• Promotion and advertising aspects of products or services
• An understanding of modern finance
• Evaluation of investment plans, financial analysis of investment.
• Break-Even-Point Analysis
• SWOT Analysis.
• SPACE-Matrix Analysis.
• Preparation of an integrated Business Plan.
- TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
|Lectures, workshops, working groups|
|USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
• Social media
The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.
Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.
The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS
|STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
Description of the evaluation procedure
Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other
Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.
• Presentation of the business idea
• Creation and presentation of an advertising spot
• Creation and presentation of a Poster for the Poster Session
• Produce a complete Business Plan and Presenting it
• At the end of the semester following the evaluation of the Business Plans three prizes are awarded in cooperation with the Macedonian Thrace Brewery (Vergina) during a relevant event. The prizes are awarded by the Chief Executive Officer Dimitris Politopoulos are:
· 1st prize € 900
· 2nd prize € 600
· 3rd prize € 300
• The 10 best innovative ideas and business plans are also awarded commemorative distinctions.
- ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
|P. Gogas, I. Pragidis, Entrepreneurship Guide – From Theory to Practice, Publisher Sofia, 2014.