Entrepreneurship Code:  22.606    :  6
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Every day new business opportunities appear to respond to previously non-existent or unsatisfied needs or to improve the existing offer. In addition, organizations increasingly value having an entrepreneurial organizational culture and encourage employees to have an entrpreneurial attitude. Becasue, tt has been shown that there is a positive relationship between entrepreneurship and the development of a country or a region. 

 Among other characteristics, entrepreneurship contributes to economic growth, it is a source of innovation, promotes job creation and contributes to social cohesion and dynamism. Thus, the subject entrepreneurship aims to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of students by introducing them to the main elements that make up the entrepreneurial process. We will delve into the ideation, validation and presentation of a viable and sustainable entrepreneurial project while developing the skills of creativity, innovation and teamwork.

 

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Entrepreneurship is a compulsary subject of 6 ECTS of the the Bacheor's Degree in techniques for software application development.

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The subject is specially addressed to students interested in the entrepreneurial phenomenon or with an interest in becoming entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs in in the future.



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It does not require any specific prior knowledge. 

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Competencies

  • Use and apply ICTs in academic and professional spheres.
  • Communicate in a foreign language.
  • Work in a team.
  • Design people-centred solutions.
  • Conduct and submit a project in the field of software development and defend it before a panel of experts.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the main characteristics and differences of entrepreneurial projects
  • Recognize the characteristics of entrepreneurs, the differentiating factors regarding gender and culture and the main characteristics of the founding team.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to identify potential problems in society.
  • Devise innovative solutions to real problems.
  • Design a business model.
  • Have basic knowledge of how to ensure an economically viable and socially sustainable project
  • Present a project in a short  and convincing way according to a specific audience.

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1. Entrepreneurship and business

1.1. Key concepts

1.2 Entrepreneurs and founding teams

1.3 Gender and entrepreneurship

1.4 Entrepreneurship in other cultures

1.5 Learning to undertake

1.6 Innovate and undertake. Focus method

2. The inspiring problem

2.1 Trends, industries and technologies

2.2 Getting to know the sector that motivates us

2.3 Inspirational problem

2.4 Validation. Problem interview

3. The innovative solution

3.1 Ideation. Lateral thinking and creativity

3.2 Minimum viable product and prototyping

3.3 Validation. Solution interview

4. The business model

4.1 The SCOPE business model

4.2 Applications of the business model

4.3 Other tools to develop a  business model

5. Numerical issues of the entrepreneurial project

5.1 Marketing and sales. Demand estimation 

5.2 Traction. Analytics and indicators 

5.3 Economic and financial issues

5.4 Financial plan. Agility and viability

5.5 Funding the start up

6. Project's communication

6.1 Objective of the communication

6.2 Target audience

6.3 Effective presentations

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In this subject the learning resources and support tools are structured in  didactic modules, teaching videos, reports and other readings or webs that will be provided in each activity. The following learning resources are the most important: 

¿ Entrepreneurship and business (module) 

¿ The inspirational problem (module) 

¿ The innovative solution (module) 

¿ The business model (module) 

¿ Numerical issues (module) 

¿ How to communicate your business idea (video)

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The assessment process is based on the student's personal work and presupposes authenticity of authorship and originality of the exercises completed.

Lack of authenticity of authorship or originality of assessment tests, copying or plagiarism, the fraudulent attempt to obtain a better academic result, collusion to copy or concealing or abetting copying, use of unauthorized material or devices during assessment, inter alia, are offences that may lead to serious academic or other sanctions.

Firstly, you will fail the course (D/0) if you commit any of these offences when completing activities defined as assessable in the course plan, including the final tests. Offences considered to be misconduct include, among others, the use of unauthorized material or devices during the tests, such as social media or internet search engines, or the copying of text from external sources (internet, class notes, books, articles, other students' essays or tests, etc.) without including the corresponding reference.

And secondly, the UOC's academic regulations state that any misconduct during assessment, in addition to leading to the student failing the course, may also lead to disciplinary procedures and sanctions.

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This course can only be passed through continuous assessment (CA), the mark for which is combined with a practical (Pr) mark to give the final course mark. It is not planned to have any final exam or on-site validation test.The formula for accrediting the course is as follows: CA + Pr.The final course marks will be calculated as follows:
- If a pass mark is obtained for both CA and Pr, the final mark is given by the formula.
- If a pass mark is not obtained for CA, the final mark is the CA mark.
- If the CA has not been submitted, the final mark is Absent.
- If a pass mark is obtained for CA but not for Pr, the final mark is the Pr mark.
- If a pass mark is obtained for CA but the Pr mark is Absent, the final mark is Fail (2.5).

 
 

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