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Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice


Colombo G.

Course director

Barut M. G.



This course is addressed to students interested in exploring the challenges of entrepreneurship, both in SMEs and in larger organizations. The course will provide an insight into the entrepreneurial process and in particular:

  • The challenges of getting into business; The challenges of boosing the business;
  • The challenges of deciding whether to re-invest or exit;
  • The challenges of keeping the entrepreneurial spirit in large organizations.


The overall objective of this course is to make the students aware of the opportunities offered by an entrepreneurial career, but also of the requirements of such a career, in terms of personal preparation and process orientation.

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

The course is based on lectures, class workshops, case discussions and guest speaker conferences.

Examination information

10% of the grade is based the assignment “Describe your business idea”

20% of the grade is based on the assignment “Experiential exercise”

10% of the grade is based on the assignment “Financing your start-up”

60% of the grade is based on the final paper. (TBD by the exam office)