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Foundations of Entrepreneurship

Foundations of Entrepreneurship

Course Content

Students receive an introduction to the relevant aspects of entrepreneurship. In addition to definitions and characteristics, an introduction to basic theories, concepts and processes of entrepreneurship is given. In particular, this includes concepts such as entrepreneurial attitude, entrepreneurial action, as well as the emergence and exploitation of opportunities. Furthermore, the process of (New) Venture Creation is in focus by deepening essential challenges regarding business model development. Here the decision-making process from the perspective of the start-up is also in the foreground. Furthermore, the societal aspects of entrepreneurship will be examined against the background of the challenges of economic and social development. This also includes the Addressing facets of the so- called 'dark side' of entrepreneurship. In the exercise the listed topics will be taken up by lectures from practice and should thus be reflected upon by the students.

Students who successfully complete the module

  • know aspects of entrepreneurship and are familiar with opportunity types,
  • know the entrepreneurial process and can transfer it to practice,
  • are able to analyze and develop business models independently,
  • can differentiate between effectual and causal behaviour,
  • are in a position to reflect entrepreneurship against the background of society as a whole.


18.06.2020, 09.00 bis 16.00 Uhr
25.06.2020, 09.00 bis 16.00 Uhr
02.07.2020, 09.00 bis 16.00 Uhr


Digital/ Zoom


The course will be taught 8 hours/week over a partial semester. This corresponds to 4 hours/semester-week or 7.5 ECTS credits.