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Entrepreneurship Experience (10 cr)

Code: AY00CC38-3005

General information


02.05.2022 - 28.02.2023


01.09.2022 - 31.05.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)


  • Lappeenranta Campus
  • Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish
  • English

Degree programmes

  • Complementary competence and optional courses, Bachelors


  • Mika Tonder
  • Outi Katajamäki
  • Tuula Hämäläinen

Scheduling groups

  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • EE (Size: 20. Open UAS: 0.)
  • StartHub Lahti (Size: 20. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Harjoitukset 1
  • EE
  • Toteutuksen opetusryhmä 2

Learning outcomes

The student appreciates his/her competence and recognizes and uses entrepreneurship competences. He/she gains experience of utilizing the communication and organization skills required in team and project work and learns to improve them. The student may test a business idea in practice.

The learning objectives (emphasized by the student’s goals, interests and contemporary project opportunities)
- Innovation skills and planning (ideation, teamwork, business model)
- Team and project working skills (communication, organization, planning, implementation, control)
- Designing the company (networking, idea validation, action plan)
- Running the company for real and collecting feedback (facing the client, evaluation of the idea)
- Future plans and evaluation (developing the idea, collaboration, planning future steps)

Implementation and methods of teaching

Projects, work shops, professional literature, literature essays and other material depending on the knowledge needs of the implemented projects.

The work shops during autumn 2022 will be implemented in class, and adequate room for them will be arranged. Any potential changes due to the COVID-19 will be informed through the course's moodle site.

Learning material and recommended literature

Professional literature and other material supporting the knowledge needs of the implemented project.


The goal is to develop the teamwork, working life and the entrepreneurial competences ans well as to deepen the understanding of the theoretical knowledge through the application in practical projects.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

The basic studies of the student's field. This may vary depending on the field of study.

Assessment criteria

The 360-evaluation of the project plans, implementation and reports including self-, peer- and coach evaluation as well as the customer feedback. The criteria is based on the learning and the value of the created networks as well as on the delivered results compared to the customer expectations and the goals described in the project plan.

The literature essays are evaluated individually based on the level of the used theory and the descriptions of the application and development of own professional knowledge.

Assessment scale


Failed (0)

The project has been cancelled. There is no project report or the customer feedback.

The scope of the essay is too narrow, the description doesn't fit in with the topic or the content is only a summary of the original material.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

There are clear deficiencies in the project plan, implementation and reporting. There is some contribution in one of the evaluated dimensions (learning, networks, results). The application of theoretical knowledge is not clearly visible. The team has actively tried to collect the customer feedback. There has been genuine commitment to the project and results and the commitment is made visible although the results are weak.

The essay describes acquired insights and some of them are applied on the general level. The personal meaning of the learning is described, but the role as a part of the objective skill portfolio remains unclear. Occasionally the content is only repeating or summarizing of the original material. There is only a little reasoning of the suggestions.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The project presentation and report describe well the plan, implementation and results. There is contribution in all evaluated dimensions (learning, networks, results). In one dimension the contribution can be remarkable, but in others it might remain only incremental. Some theoretical ideas are used in the planning and implementation of the project. The customer feedback is collected.

The key insights described in essay are relevant and meaningful for the development of the professional skills. The learning is combined with own experiences or previous learning. There are some suggestions, but the description of the potential implementation is partly missing. The level of discussion is at professional level.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

The project presentation and report describe well the plan, implementation and results. There is remarkable contribution in all evaluated dimensions (learning, networks, results). The application of theory is diverse or one theoretical framework has shaped strongly the planning and implementation. There is a high quality customer feedback, the feedback is analyzed and the customer is positively surprised (wow-efect).

The essay describes illustratively the deepening of the professional knowledge. The viewpoint is up to date and the level of discussion is professionally on high level. The learning is combined with own experiences or previous learning. The student reflects the key insights with the objective portfolio of professional skills. The suggestions are given, and the description of the potential implementation in projects is concrete. The student makes reasoned conclusions which are relevant for the working life. In addition to the insights the student is also capable of evaluate the source critically. The essay is logical and whole.