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Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Self

The aim of this course is for students’ to develop an understanding and knowledge about different forms of entrepreneurship and of the enterprising self.

Contemporary society has been imbued by the ‘entrepreneurial logic’, permeating each and every corner of organizational life in contemporary society. This view invites us to reconsider how we are enrolled in discourse of entrepreneurship. Thus, the notion of the entrepreneurial Self moves beyond the idea of entrepreneurship as an important route for bringing about new companies to the market place, since it calls for each and everyone to become an enterprising self; regardless of organizational context.

This course addresses how we become indented in the idea of becoming enterprising and how the entrepreneur is "created" in different organizational contexts". From discussing entrepreneurship in terms of the enterprising self, this course aims to set the ground for an understanding of that entrepreneurship can be constructed differently, but also to see how the entrepreneurial self is part of these constructions of entrepreneurship.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course consists of a combination of lectures, seminars and group work and requires a significant portion of self-study on the part of students. Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different activities of the course.
    The course workload is 200 hours equivalent to 7,5 ECTS (40 hours per week equivalent to 1,5 ECTS).
    The language of instruction is English. Please note that all teaching and learning activities - such as lectures, seminars, assignments and assessment tasks – are carried out in English.



    Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different activities of the course. Each assessment task is weighted in relation to its importance in the overall assessment of the course. The student’s results from these different assessment tasks are added up to a total course score corresponding to the final grade for the course.

    Assessment tasks
    The course contains the following weighted assessment tasks.
    1. Individual course exams/essays.
    2. Project work and presentation.
    In order to pass the course every learning outcome has to be attained.

    After completion of the course, students will receive grades on a scale related to the intended learning outcomes of the course. Passing grades are A, B, C, D and E. Failing grades are Fx and F. A grade Fx can be completed for a grade E.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See reading list in the current syllabus.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course coordinator:
    Head of course: Anna Wettermark