ME2816 Execution- Running Your Own Company 7.5 credits

Genomförande

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Industrial Management
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 NUS for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60634

  • Start date

    15/01/2019

  • End date

    15/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Handelshögskolan

  • Tutoring time

    Evenings

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    5 - 7

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Course responsible

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Only for NUS-NSCT students. Not for exchange students or other KTH-students.

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60635

  • Start date

    15/01/2019

  • End date

    15/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Handelshögskolan

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    5 - 13

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Recommended for TMMTM-1.

    Open for all programs

  • Part of programme

Autumn 19 NUS for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P1 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    50540

  • Start date

    26/08/2019

  • End date

    25/10/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Handelshögskolan

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    5 - 13

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Open for all programs

Autumn 19 NUS for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P1 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    51180

  • Start date

    26/08/2019

  • End date

    25/10/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Handelshögskolan

  • Tutoring time

    Evenings

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    5 - 7

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Only for NUS-NSCT students. Not for exchange students or other KTH-students.

Spring 20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60218

  • Start date

    15/01/2020

  • End date

    14/03/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Handelshögskolan

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    5 - 13

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Recommended for TMMTM-1.

    Open for all programs

  • Part of programme

Spring 20 NUS for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60921

  • Start date

    15/01/2020

  • End date

    14/03/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Handelshögskolan

  • Tutoring time

    Evenings

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    5 - 7

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Only for NUS-NSCT students. Not for exchange students or other KTH-students.

Autumn 18 NUS for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    50825

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    26/10/2018

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Handelshögskolan

  • Tutoring time

    Evenings

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    5 - 7

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Only for NUS-NSCT students. Not for exchange students or other KTH-students.

Autumn 18 NUS for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    50826

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    26/10/2018

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Handelshögskolan

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    5 - 13

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Planned timeslots

    P1: B2, E2, L, N. more info

  • Course responsible

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Open for all programs

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand and demonstrate knowledge of important issues faced when starting a new firm
  • Manage important issues faced when starting a new firm
  • Argue for critical processes and steps required when starting a new firm
  • Be aware of resources required when starting a new firm
  • Assemble resources for starting a new firm
  • Conduct a market analysis
  • Present a business model
  • Conduct a basic financial analysis of a new venture

Course main content

The course focuses on supporting the student in her or his decisions and other action in the new business venture. Students entering the course should have an intention in pursuing a business idea in a company of their own.

The outline of the course is built on experience from active entrepreneurs and follows the typical stages in a new venture, starting with the evaluation and refinement of the existing business idea, moving on to practical steps in setting up a firm, assembling resourcing  (external capital, internal resources etc.), market< and communication plans.

The course will focus on

- Strategy (What?) –i.e. markets, offer, business idea, getting-started and establishing a network

- People (Who?) – i.e. entrepreneurial team, recruitment and motivation

- Operational work (Let’s do it!) – i.e. resource gathering, sales/marketing, production and negotiation.

Theoretically, the course connects to the opportunity-based models of entrepreneurship and business creation, as well as to a contextual approach to the venture creation process (i.e. the idea that the character of the venture creation process depends on the type of business and industry)

Disposition

During the course we will go through the practical steps of launching a new venture.

A blend of teaching methods including lectures, exercises and presentations, project work and group discussions will be used for the course. This is an intense course and commitment is necessary. Students will be expected to actively work with their venture idea from day 1 in the course. The course examination is based on the execution of a real business idea in groups of 2-5 students.

There will be mandatory group presentation during and at the end of the course and there is also written exam.

Eligibility

Students must have a minimum of 120 university points.

Literature

Information om kurslitteratur kommer att meddelas inför kursstart.

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Literature will be announced in connection to the start and communicated to enrolled students.

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

The student’s grade will depend on three factors:

  • Assignments and presentations (group/individual)
  • Final executive summary (group)
  • Written exam (individual)

Students will be required to satisfactory complete all of the course assignments in order to receive a passing grade.

Grading scale:

Students that successfully complete an SSES course will be graded according to the course syllabus.

Attendance is compulsory.

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Contact

registrar@sses.se

Examiner

Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces ME2802

Queries can be addressed to SSES Education coordinator via registrar@sses.se

The course language is English.

The course is offered within the framework of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.

Responsible institution: Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

Responsible teacher: Mikael Samuelsson, mikael.samuelsson@hhs.se

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2017.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2013.