Chair of Entrepreneurship

Courses for Master Students

Here you can find information on courses for master students.

 

 

General information

In order to successfully complete the elective Entrepreneurship in the Master program, at least one of the following subjects needs to be passed:

  • Principles of Entrepreneurship Lecture (3CP)
  • Entrepreneurship Exercise (3CP)
  • Business Planning (6CP)
  • Business-Developing (6CP)

Seminar for Master students

Students work on a subject within the range of entrepreneurship based on recent and academic literature.

Principles of Entrepreneurship Lecture (winter term & summer term)

In the Principles of Entrepreneurship Lecture, students learn about the foundations of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial decision-making as well as how to create innovative ideas and how to move from such ideas to an entrepreneurial firm. Moreover, students become acquainted with the basic principles of analyzing business opportunities and with the basics for writing a business plan.

This course is an online course where students watch lectures on various issue-specific topics.

For more information, visit: KIS

Course materials will be available in OLAT

For more information, please contact our administration office (sekretariat-enpres@wiwi.uni-kl.de).

Entrepreneurship Exercise (summer term)

In the Entrepreneurship Exercise, students deepen and expand what they have learned in the Principles of Entrepreneurship Lecture. Here, they apply their knowledge to specific entrepreneurial problems, presented in case studies. Students create innovative ideas and discuss how to move from such ideas to an entrepreneurial firm. Moreover, they discuss how innovation and competition influences opportunities, analyze business opportunities as well as industries and competitors. Students also learn to set up business development strategies. The course is complemented by interactive tasks, teaching students about innovation, factor markets and competition.

For more information, visit: KIS

Course materials will be available in OLAT (password will be announced at the beginning of the course)

For more information, please contact our administration office (sekretariat-enpres@wiwi.uni-kl.de).

Business Planning (winter term)

The lecture Business Planning teaches why a business plan is important and what a convincing business plan should look like. The course provides knowledge about the characteristics and necessity of a business plan. As part of this lecture, students should create their own business plan in small groups. Students develop their own idea and write the business plan based on it. As part of the exercise, students receive feedback on their ideas and actively work on their business model.

Important: Please note that the Kick-Off (first session) is mandatory. For more information, visit: KIS. Please note, that this course will be in German. 
Course materials will be available in OLAT (password will be announced at the beginning of the course).

For more information, please contact Alexander Kuesshauer (alexander.kuesshauer(at)wiwi.uni-kl.de )

Business Developing (summer term)

Students get to know the basic theoretical principles which are important for growing a company and they learn which challenges are connected with such an endeavor. After this course students are able to apply their knowledge and to generate and implement solutions on their own.

Course materials will be available in OLAT (password will be announced at the beginning of the course).
For more information, visit: KIS.

For more information, please contact Anja Überschaer (anja.ueberschaer(at)wiwi.uni-kl.de).

Entrepreneurial Internship (Gründungspraktikum)

During the Entrepreneurial Internship students gain some insights into the daily business of a start-up. Students complete a short internship in a young firm during which they work on their own project. It gives them the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and to develop them. The grade is based on a reflection paper which has to be written after the internship.

Possible entrepreneurial internships can be found on this page: Entrepreneurial Internships

For more information, please contact Marlén Schiche (marlen.schiche[at]wiwi.uni-kl.de).

Entrepreneurship-Seminar (held alternately in the winter and summer terms)

Research-Track

Entrepreneurial decisions should be based on a combination of critical thinking and the best available ”˜evidence’. To make evidence-based decisions, entrepreneurs need to know how to look for studies in online databases, and how to assess the quality of the studies found. They need to learn how to evaluate the validity of studies and the applicability for their own business. The research-track course incorporates evidence-based practice into our curriculum. Students have to search and evaluate scientific literature about an entrepreneurship or management topic. Based on the empirical literature, students then conduct own empirical analyses (either meta-analyses or replication experiments) in order to formulate evidence-based judgments about the research topic.

For more information, visit: KIS
Course materials will be available in OLAT (password will be announced at the beginning of the seminar)

For more information, please contact Anja Überschaer (anja.ueberschaer(at)wiwi.uni-kl.de).

Practice-Track

Within this course, students have to develop their own business idea and start a business during the semester. It is not about simulating the creation and governance of an entrepreneurial firm, but students have to unfold actual entrepreneurial activities and deal with actual challenges of starting a business. During the course, students have to present their business ideas in class and later on present their business case again. 

For more information, visit: KIS. Please note that this course will be in German. 


Course materials will be available in OLAT (password will be announced at the beginning of the course).

For more information, please contact Alexander Küsshauer (alexander.kuesshauer(at)wiwi.uni-kl.de).

Master thesis

The topics of master theses are related to the research interests of our research associates and can be found in their profiles on our website. As the precise formulation of the master theses' topic will be jointly developed with our students, we encourage students to actively engage in the topic formulation process. Furthermore, we also encourage students to put forward their own ideas as long as they are related to the research foci of the Chair of Entrepreneurship.

The Chair of Entrepreneurship offers a student colloquium for all students who decided to write their thesis at the Chair of Entrepreneurship. In this colloquium students have the opportunity to present the progress of their work. They receive feedback and supervision for their research project. The performance at the colloquium is not part of the grade but should help students to enhance the quality of their thesis. Each master thesis needs to be presented at least once.

In most cases a master thesis conducted at our chair will contain an empirical part. Theses can be composed in English or German, although a composition in English language is recommended.

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