Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Area of Study
Business, Entrepreneurial Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating and managing entrepreneurial opportunities through both, a practical “hands on” and a theoretical approach. The course deals with entrepreneurship at every stage of the process by covering the following topics: evaluating new opportunities, formulating the business model, launching and growing startups, dealing with founding team/family dynamics, financing the entrepreneurial business, negotiating venture capital funding and exiting the venture. Conducted in English. More specifically, the areas covered within the course are:
Types of entrepreneurship
Skills and characteristics found in entrepreneurs
Types of opportunity and how to find them
Improving the business idea: lean startup
Business model generation
Building a high powered team
Entrepreneurial finance: funding the venture. Venture capitalists and business angels.
Management of a high growth venture
Exiting the successful venture
There are no prerequisites for taking this course . The course covers the entrepreneurial process and the way it typically unfolds, making it especially recommendable for students with an entrepreneurial orientation or willing to infuse that approach in family businesses (hence its elective nature).
Course Goals and Methodology
The key objectives of the course are:
Understand what an opportunity is and what traits do good opportunities share.
Put together all the jigsaw pieces necessary for the foundation of a venture through deliberate thought on the fundamental aspects of launching and growing the business.
Learn what the best sources for financing a venture are and how to tap them.
Observe how successful entrepreneurs manage their ventures in the context of high sales growth.
Learn the challenges and dynamics of family businesses as they move through their lifecycles
These objectives will be achieved through both, general theory sessions and theory into practice sessions. During the general theory sessions, students will be provided with practical frameworks to analyze decision making in an entrepreneurial setting. The theory into practice sessions are an arena in which students will work on solving reallife problems and cases having to do with the concepts covered in the general theory sessions. In these sessions, the group will analyze and discuss cases of successful new ventures (i.e.: Dropbox, Rent the runway or Chegg), watch videos of successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and will be able to expose their ideas during the sessions.
Learning Objectives General Skills:
Capacity for analysis & synthesis;
Capacity for critical thinking;
Collaborative learning/Teamwork skills;
Ability to put theory into practice;
Capacity for learning and refreshing knowledge;
Autonomous learning skills/Self-sufficiency
Analysis and synthesis skills
Organization and planning skills
Oral and written communication in a foreign language
Skills to obtain and analyze information from different sources
Decision making and problem-solving skills
Team work and interpersonal relations skills
Personal relations skills
Ethical compromise within the work place
Autonomous learning skills
Initiative and entrepreneurship
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations