923 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Studies, fordypning

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The target group are people who are interested in and motivated to learn more about innovation and business development. This may be people, who have a business idea they want to develop today or in the future, or others who wish to participate in a learning environment in which creativity, learning and goal-oriented efforts are central.

Applicants must have completed two years of higher education studies, or possess prior experiential learning.

Aim of the Programme

The programme will provide students with the knowledge and understanding of how to manage innovation. Through project work students will receive training in how to cope with real-world problems and choices. Through courses, seminars and discussions students will learn to see the development process in a broader perspective, and gain knowledge of models and working methods which will result in better structures for managing processes which may seem chaotic to many.

Graduates will be well prepared to establish their own business; to work with development projects in the public and private sectors.

Further Education opportunities

Graduates may continue their studies, for instance, at the Master’s degree level.

Curriculum and structure

Course Overview
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
6062 Innovative Business Development 30.00 O 15 15
6057 The Entrepreneur and Society 7.50 O 7,5  
6061 Intellectual Property Law 7.50 O 7,5  
6058 Product Development 7.50 O   7,5
6021 Labour Law 7.50 V   7,5
6013 Business Strategy 7.50 V   7,5
6054 Logistics 7.50 V   7,5
6053 Distribution Channels 7.50 V   7,5
6026 Business, Innovation and Cultural
7.50 V   7,5
6027 Sustainability Management 7.50 V   7,5
Total: 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme is taught over one year and comprises 60 ECTS credits.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Varied teaching and learning methods will be used in the courses which are included in the study programme, including: lectures, seminars, group assignments, individual assignments and study trips. Traditional teaching methods may be supplemented by active use of e-mail, online learning and IT-based modelling tools.

Assessment Methods

Candidates’ knowledge will be evaluated in all the courses in the study programme. The university college will use a variety of assessment methods. The types of assessment used are explained in the individual course descriptions.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Bergit Grivi <Bergit.GriviSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 24/07/2009