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Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice


Pieper J.

Course director


The course objective is to understand how to identify, conceptualize, plan, test, finance, launch, manage and harvest new ventures in their particular environment. The blend of theory and practice supports students in starting their own business and evaluating business ideas of others. Students learn why and how a test-and-learn approach of rapid experimentation and prototyping tends to trump careful research analysis  in entrepreneurial contexts.


The course covers a range of topics in the field of entrepreneurship, linking both entrepreneurial theory as well as practice.  

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

Classes will alternate between the introduction of theoretical material, in-class exercises and case discussions. Students' class attendance must be at least 80%.

Examination information

Final exam (50%), group presentation (50%)