Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is three months. The first start is on 16 January 2024.
Please notice that Xamk’s lecturers do not assess completed courses nor enter the course assessments in Xamk’s record of credits (Peppi) during their non-teaching periods. In summer, completed courses will not be assessed between June 1st and August 18th, 2024.
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills: Not required
Lecturer: Slaveya Hämäläinen, email email@example.com
Credited in degree at Xamk: All Bachelor level degrees
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 18.6.2024. This is a nonstop start and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course.
Price: EUR 12 / credit or semester fee EUR 175. You can read more about our payment policy here.
Please note that enrolment for Xamk Pulse studies is binding, and it is not possible to cancel a student place free of charge. After receiving a student place, you will be charged a fee according to our price list. The fee will not be refunded even if you discontinue your studies. However, if you will not be starting your studies, please let us know in good time so that we can remove you from the course. This way, there will not be a record of an incomplete course in your information in Peppi. Cancellation must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, notice that the fee for one semester will not be refunded, if the combined fees for your chosen studies remain below EUR 175 or you cancel your studies.
Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.
Please also notice that
Xamk degree students can enrol on this course only via Peppi or Tuudo.
After successfully completing this study unit, students will be able to:
- recognize the importance of entrepreneurship in the national economy
- evaluate the necessary personal skills and attitudes to be an entrepreneur
- identify the essential parts of the entrepreneurial process
Contents and methods:
- Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship
- Opportunities for business ideas
- Business idea development
- Support systems for the creation of new ventures
- Financing entrepreneurial ventures
- Risk management
- Registration of a new enterprise 8. Principles of marketing planning
- New venture challenge
- Business opportunities-business idea identification and development:
- Building the business plan:-analyses, financial and marketing planning, risk management
- Practices of the new venture
Independent or group work.
Approved assignments, no exams.
Deadlines are informed on the course platform.
The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.
Study material is provided on the course platform.
Assesment methods and criteria:
Students are able to evaluate relevant information critically.
Students are able to see how the company will operate and what it requires for start-up.
Students are able to plan the company's operations and acquire customers.
excellent (5), good (4-3), satisfactory (2-1), fail (0)
Assessment criteria are announced in connection to each assignment.
Evaluation points are given for each assignment.
Grading dates: 30 April, 30 May and 15 June
The Transcript of records will be delivered automatically by email in PDF form. You can read more about the the Transcript of records on: Information on Open UAS, Xamk Pulse studies.
This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.
Additional information on enrolment:
Xamk Pulse, email@example.com.
Terms of cancellation:
You can start this nonstop start course within a week after enrolling. Enrolments on nonstop start courses cannot be cancelled free of charge. Cancellation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.
Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).