autumn 2017

BABOR_06 Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 20.02.2018

The course is provided by

Faculty of Sports, Tourism and Social Work


Alta |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester. 

Type of course

Subject can be taken as single course.

The course is relevant for Bachelor of Northern Studies students and compulsory for students choosing the advanced emphasis programme Arctic Innovation and Entrepreneurship (30 ECTS).

Admission requirements

Admission requirements: Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to NOKUT's GSU-list.

Admission code: 9199 (Nordic applicants).

Course content

Introduction to entrepreneurship - Contributions of entrepreneurial firms - Entrepreneurship ¿ conceptual approaches - Types of Entrepreneurs / Types of OrganizationsIntroduction to innovation - Reasons to innovate - Value-driven (service) innovation - Implementation of innovationThe entrepreneurial process and innovation - Exploration and Exploitation of opportunities - Entrepreneurship as firm Behavior - Basics on Business Models and The logic of effectuationInternational and cross border entrepreneurship - Aspects of cross border entrepreneurship in the Barents region; - Internationalization strategies and - Impact of cultures

Objectives of the course


  • will be familiar with central approaches and theories to understanding innovation as a core concept of entrepreneurship in general and cross border entrepreneurship in particular


  • will be able to apply theoretical concepts to understand and analyze processes of innovation and entrepreneurship in practice; will be able to self-assess his or her practical case study efforts


  • will appreciate the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship and can conduct teamwork based case work

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The lectures are organised in blocks.

For a week-long workshop, teaching could take place in other countries (Russia, Finland)

Methods are lectures, team work, paper writing, presentations, idea creation and communication with representatives of case organisations


The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:
Project and teamwork participation, i.e. attendance is mandatory (at least 75% of class)
Individual work, Paper drafts

The exam will consist of an individual final term paper.

Grades: A-F grade scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed.

Retake is offered in the beginning of the following semester in cases of grade F and Fail.

Date for examination

Final term paper hand in date 26.09.2017

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.