ME2062 Technology-based Entrepreneurship 7.5 credits

Technology-based Entrepreneurship

This course is targeted to the engineering student who would like to begin to understand the technology and management phenomena of technology-based entrepreneurship.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is intended to give a broad practical experience when creating new technology-based companies. The course constitutes an appropriate starting point for engineering students, since it is not only based on formulae, but also on conceptual thinking and analysis. The students will read classical literature in the area but also modern works. The students will write a number so-called short be papers and a longer final project. Several different teaching methods are used in the course: lectures, case studies, workshops and guest lectures. During the course, a series of seminars through a group-based computer simulation are also carried out. Students who complete the course will understand the importance of technology-based entrepreneurship for the society.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course turns to engineering students who want to obtain an understanding of technology and leadership in connection with technology-based entrepreneurship. Since this course focuses on innovation and start-ups, the participants are expected to take an active role in the course and his learning.

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  1. describe and analyse how entrepreneurship in theory and practice can equip the entrepreneurial decision-making process with information about the initial stage for a new technology-based company
  2. by means of frameworks, organise, critically evaluate and integrate relevant information to give decisive recommendations on measures in a given entrepreneurial situation

  3. choose and use tools to identify technology related problems or needs and in such a way create a foundation for start, growth and management of technology-based companies

  4. produce professional reports and presentations compiled through cooperation in groups

  5. show oral and written communication skills by using convincing and factual arguments as support for justified leadership measures

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Satisfies the requirements for a Degree of Bachelor of Science

ME1003 Industrial Management, Basic Course or ME1314 Introduction to Industrial Engineering and Management completed

Recommended prerequisites

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Course literature will be announced at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • SEM1 - Seminar, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 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 assessment will decide the student's final grade.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Decided by the examiner.


Kristina Nyström

Further information

Course web

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Course web ME2062

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study *

Industrial Management

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.