Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse. Admission procedures for foreign applicants, please read: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=351800
Admission code: 9199
Core of this learning-by-developing course is practical innovation work cooperating with a real-life case (SME, public organization etc.) Students are provided with theoretical topics and methodological tools to support their practical work.
Student teams will learn to compete for best ideas, but also to cooperate with each other as possible stakeholders. Teams have to determine potential (business) partners for the firm / organization and undertake other practical efforts in order to develop their idea to a sustainable solution for the client: a competitive advantage, entering a new market, designing new products, services, change processes etc.
Entrepreneurial effectuation, networking, lean start-up, business model generation, service design, interview methods
Business model canvas and lean canvas, service design thinking, innovation type combinations Work journal writing, individual and team presentations
Learning by developing - a three stage process, team work and (cross-border) communication with firms. The course is primarily based on teamwork, guided by a teacher who acts as a coach/mentor.
The three stages of learning by developing involve:
Stage 1 - Introduction into the case
Introductory lectures / seminars on theories and methods. Exemplary video lectures, video conferences with firm representatives and team members. Group work, -discussions, brainstorming. Use of online learning environments and social media
Stage 2 - Regular team communication and with company representatives; Case background research. Building international teams. This part might be realised outside Alta in Finnmark or abroad in Russia or Finland
Stage 3 - Idea presentation to firms
Upon completion, the course will be anonymously evaluated by students
The following requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:
The overall grade is composed of:
The overall assesment is based on an A-F grade scale. Grades are A-e for passed and F for failed.
In case of grade F a re-sit exam is offered in the beginning of the following semester.