Entrepreneurship Lab: Creating a New Business

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Entrepreneurship Lab: Creating a New Business

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Business, Entrepreneurial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    The entrepreneurship lab requires students having a basic knowledge about entrepreneurship (which could be gained by attending the first six classes of the course IB/MG340 or by having attended an entrepreneurship course at their home campus) as well as being highly motivated in the project, spending a significant amount of time for outside class activities.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    In this course, students are not expected to learn what entrepreneurship is ? rather ? they are expected to become entrepreneurs.
    During the first class, one or multiple business opportunities (possibly within one of the main Italian industries) will be selected as entrepreneurial project to be realized by the end of the lab. Over the course, students will be divided in teams, each focusing on a specific business idea. It follows that the successful launch of the business will be depending on individual responsibility toward the rest of the team.
    Class hours will be an opportunity for each group to synthesize ideas and information about the business model gathered during outside class hours and present it to the other teams. Occasionally, we could have a guest speaker with specific knowledge and experience about the industries we will be working in to get precious insights.
    The main goals of the course are:
    • making practical experience about being an entrepreneur;
    • learning how to design a test a business model;
    • learning how to cope with traditional entrepreneurial trade-offs;
    • considering entrepreneurship as a real option for your future;
    • getting experience about a typical Italian industry.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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