AI211V Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship, Advanced Course 15.0 credits

Industriell ekonomi, industriell utveckling med entreprenörskap, fortsättningskurs

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The students are required to plan and conduct seminars as both for the project members and for other students. The seminars within the project group are intended to complement other sources of information the students need in order to plan and undertake a visit to another country. During the visit to the other country it is required that the students present their project to other students at minimum one university in the specific country and also that they have contacts with other organizations and firms in order to get a firsthand experience from those organizations and firms as well as of the cultural, economic and technical development in that country. The participants in each project select themselves country of their studies.

Final seminar with the presentations of individual and collective results of the research and study visits in the selected country has to be organized at KTH and other universities in Sweden.

Intended learning outcomes *

To give an understanding of factors which contribute to industiral and economic development and entrepreneurship:

  • Demographic
  • Geographic
  • Cultural
  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Economic and political
  • The international and local environment

After the course the students should be able to take initiative to, and to carry out a marketing project in an international environment.

Course Disposition

As a project. Study tour minimum two weeks. Total time for the planning and reporting of the project not less than six to nine month. A teacher will be acting as a mentor during the project.

Examples from earlier projects can be found at: and

Lectures/seminars min 4 h, Exercises, Study visit minimum 2 weeks, Final seminar and course evaluation.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

180 credtis (hp) on university level and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B (TOEFL, IELTS e g).

Recommended prerequisites

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To be selected by students in collaboration with course leader.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 9.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examination consists of continuous reporting of the work of the project including travel and seminars organized by the project. A major seminar at foreign universities and debriefing in a seminar for a large group of students in Stockholm and a written final report. Requirements for the final grade is LAB1 and PRO1, and participation in the final seminar.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Björn Berggren

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AI211V

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Business and Financial Systems

Main field of study *

Industrial Management

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Carl-Axel Engdahl, tel: 08-790 8738, e-post:

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

The course is an opportunity for the students to work in a “real” project that starts with an idea which the students has to develop to a goal and then carried out including financing, execution and report writing.

Students registered for AI1114 will not be accepted to the course.

The course will be given under the condition that at least 30 students have accepted the offer to register for the course.