Master programme in entrepreneurship

60 ECTS credits (start autumn-12)
Have you got drive? Ambitions? Do you want to create your own business or take on an entrepreneurial roll? Then this Master in Entrepreneurship program is for you!

Overview

Profile - General Content

Entrepreneurship is one of the key drivers for the economic growth of countries, industries, companies and obviously new firms. Future managers in existing and new-started companies need to be able to deal with challenging issues within the organisation and at markets. This program aims to bring theoretical understanding as well as practical skills to handle different problems and opportunities related to entrepreneurship, both independently and in a business context. The program is a one-year master program with three parts or themes: Entrepreneurship; Commercialisation; and Master’s project/Master’s thesis.

The focus of the first semester is Entrepreneurship, in particular understanding and analyzing how entrepreneurs recognize opportunities and get engaged in businesses and how processes like these, and related processes as well, could be managed. It will also emphasize the understanding of creativity for individuals and teams, including idea generation and development tools, as well as research methods.

The second semester consists of two parts: Commercialisation and Master’s project/Master’s thesis. The former consists of four parts. They are: Project management; Business models; Business plan design; and International property rights. For the last part of the second semester students make a choice between two different tracks: project or thesis. The former focuses on business creation, working closely with the BTH’s incubator unit. Here the focus is on issues concerning the creation and management of new businesses and the work is concentrated to the development of business plans and a ‘live’ case of creating a new business. The latter, and second, track is writing a master’s thesis. Focus is here on academic and analytical issues concerning entrepreneurship. The two tracks finish the program, with a thesis either in the form of a comprehensive business plan (track 1) or as a piece of academic research (track 2).

Qualification Awarded

Degree of Master of Science (60 hp)
Main field of study: Industrial management and economics.
Focus: Entrepreneurship

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
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Admission

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree with financial, social science or technical focus. English B.

For complete information on selection see BTH´s admission regulations.

Read about general admission requirements for second cycle.

Admission Criteria

Admission Procedure

Read about the admission procedure.

Recognition of prior studies and studies abroad

Student who has been admitted to the programme and has earlier completed a course that corresponds to a course within the programme, can apply for recognition of prior studies. If possible, the student will be offered admission to an alternative course. Studies abroad within the programme can normally be partly or fully recognised. In these cases a decision is made via the Learning Agreement, prior the study period.

Read more about studying abroad.

Practical Information

Practical information is found under 'Prospective students'.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

Entrepreneurship is one of the key drivers for the economic growth of countries, industries, companies and obviously new firms. Future managers in existing and new-started companies need to be able to deal with challenging issues within the organisation and at markets. This program aims to bring theoretical understanding as well as practical skills to handle different problems and opportunities related to entrepreneurship, both independently and in a business context. The program is a one-year master program with three parts or themes: Entrepreneurship; Commercialisation; and Master’s project/Master’s thesis.

The focus of the first semester is Entrepreneurship, in particular understanding and analyzing how entrepreneurs recognize opportunities and get engaged in businesses and how processes like these, and related processes as well, could be managed. It will also emphasize the understanding of creativity for individuals and teams, including idea generation and development tools, as well as research methods.

The second semester consists of two parts: Commercialisation and Master’s project/Master’s thesis. The former consists of four parts. They are: Project management; Business models; Business plan design; and International property rights. For the last part of the second semester students make a choice between two different tracks: project or thesis. The former focuses on business creation, working closely with the BTH’s incubator unit. Here the focus is on issues concerning the creation and management of new businesses and the work is concentrated to the development of business plans and a ‘live’ case of creating a new business. The latter, and second, track is writing a master’s thesis. Focus is here on academic and analytical issues concerning entrepreneurship. The two tracks finish the program, with a thesis either in the form of a comprehensive business plan (track 1) or as a piece of academic research (track 2).

Learning outcomes

In addition to the national regulated targets we have following learning objectives:
After the studies you are able to:
  • be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship
  • be able to analyze the entrepreneurial challenges in different contexts
  • be able to master tools for creativity and business creation and related processes
  • analyse and make judgments of complex situations in a business context
  • be able to evaluate and undertake rigorous research or in-depth investigations into matters of entrepreneurship
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the need to involve or consider issues of: project management, business models, business plan design, and International property rights, in relation to entrepreneurship
  • be able to effectively search, collect and analyse data and information from different sources.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Structure

Mode of delivery

The one-year program is open to students with their first degree from different faculty-areas. The program thus aim to develop a common in-depth understanding of the area of entrepreneurship, while at the same time making use of the diverse academic background of the student-group through the application of a problem-centred and cross-disciplinary approach to learning. This rests on the assumption that students have reached the level of academic maturity necessary for studies on the advanced level where independence and initiative are important.

For the last semester students will choose between two tracks. One of them is the Master’s project, here students will work individually or in teams in a managed incubation process, which is supposed to result in a comprehensive business plan for a new venture. Throughout this process students have access to, besides the senior academic faculty, advisors with an extensive practical experience from business development as well as specialists from different functional areas. In the other more academically oriented track (the master’s thesis) teaching will be offered at seminars.

Since students are not required to have previous practical experience the program will make use of company visits and presentations from managers in preferably newly created and small, growing firms from different industries, as well as case studies on industry relevant issues and company based projects and assignments. The idea is for the program to be liberating to students, getting them to reflect (critically) about issues in real life and situations in novel ways and to develop habits of mind that stretch and expand their capacity to think creatively. This privileges a processual view of reality and a style of thought in which movement and the becoming of things are accentuated. The program thus put equal emphasis on the learning of what and on learning how to learn.

The program is taught in English and all learning resources used are in English.

NOTE! It is the start term of the course that is stated below. See each course to find out the actual length of the course.
 

Courses autumn semester 2012

Compulsory courses

Entrepreneurship, 30 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
This course continues for more than one semester, this semster comprises 0 ECTS credits

After completed education the student should have acquired broad and profound understanding of basic entrepreneurship concepts such as creativity, recognition option, exploitation, resource mobilization, business plan and entrepreneurial strategies and connected activities and processes.
The student shall also have developed their
scientific approaches and methods.

Read all information about the course 'Entrepreneurship' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Elective courses

Entrepreneurial master project, 15 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
An overall aim of the course is to integrate, apply and develop previous knowledge in entrepreneurship and business development, by being involved in a real and extensive business development project. The students should evaluate, develop and present a business idea, and plan for its
implementation in a professional way. The students should also reflect upon the development process; in order to be able to act as an independent entrepreneur or/and as an intrapreneur within an existing organization.

Read all information about the course 'Entrepreneurial master project' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Written Work

The programme ends with a written Master´s thesis.

International element

Read about study abroad

Job Profiles

Have you got drive? Ambitions? Do you want to create your own business or take on an entrepreneurial roll? Then this Master in Entrepreneurship program is for you!
Students of this program are driven and passionate about putting all their theoretical and academic knowledge into practice, for instance; into a small to medium sized business where entrepreneurial skills, such as creativity, drive, curiosity etc., are paramount or by starting up a business of their own. You may even be interested in working in a large company, in roles such as a project manager, consultant or specialist.
The program has a clear pragmatic approach, which means that all the components are designed to prepare you for working life. That is, by studying interesting companies, having expert guest lecturers and working with real business problems. All this takes place within an academic context, which means that the focus is not only on the practical ‘know how’, but also on the underlying knowledge and understanding.
Welcome with your application!

Further Studies

Students with degrees from the program can generally seek further education at the graduate level within the main field of study, industriell economics

Programme Advisory Board

Program Board will be filled by students, alumni, external representative, teachers and subject area representatives.
Contact person of the Program Board is: Urban Ljungquist

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Examination

Qualification Awarded

Degree of Master of Science (60 hp)
Main field of study: Industrial management and economics.
Focus: Entrepreneurship

Assessment and grading

Assessment and grading vary between the courses in the programme. Information can be found for each course
Graduation requirements

Programme Evaluations

The program will be evaluated each term and yearly by the students.
Students' views on education should be used to improve the program.

Alumni

There are about 25 highly motivated students in the program, currently studying the last year. For the moment they are preparing for the spring courses: either the master's thesis or the master's project. Send us an e-mail if you want to connect with them and we will forward your question. Thank you.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

 

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