Entrepreneurship and rural development
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Academic year 2019/2020Entrepreneurship and rural development (LU0094-10160) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31
Academic year 2018/2019Entrepreneurship and rural development (LU0094-10161) 2018-09-03 - 2018-11-05
LU0094 Entrepreneurship and rural development, 15.0 CreditsEntreprenörskap och landsbygdsutveckling
Education cycleFirst cycle
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)
Prior knowledgeEquivalent to 45 credits in rural development.
ObjectivesThe aim of this course is to offer the students an understanding of the role of entrepreneurship for rural development and to apply this in a concrete assignment for an external customer.
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:
- describe and explain concepts that are used in entrepreneurship research
- describe, explain and present examples on factors, identified in research, that are of importance for smaller firms and rural areas’ development
- describe various actors and functions promoting and supporting entrepreneurship, in rural and business contexts
- analyze the development situation in a rural area with focus on support (business and social) to entrepreneurship and innovation and suggest development issues
- apply their theoretical understanding and perform a concrete assignment for an external customer
ContentThe course contains different elements that are partly interrelated: In one part of the course we deepen the theoretical understanding of concepts on entrepreneurship, in business administration, social and societal perspectives. The question of processes of the creation of value in and between firms, public administration and rural communities are discussed, as are entrepreneurship and the relations to context. In the second part of the course the theoretical concepts are applied in practice through a concrete assignment for an external customer, often a municipality. In this element of the course firms and rural areas are studied in an explorative way, in groups among the students: How are entrepreneurship, value creation, resource mobilisation and not the least the interplay perceived? The assignment is to be presented both in written and oral form for the customer.
Formats and requirements for examinationApproved examination demands participation in compulsory seminars, approved written assignments and approved participation in the assignment for the external customer.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.