Seminar: Entrepreneurship (378069)

Course Outline

General Characteristics
Titel  Seminar: Entrepreneurship     
Course Number 378069    
Semester Summer term 2024
Course Frequency Each summer term 
Content This course offers advanced insights into entrepreneurship research focusing on selected topics in this domain, e.g., startup-corporate collaboration, social entrepreneurship, and effectuation. The participants will have the opportunity to develop and address a research question using current qualitative research methods. In their seminar essay and presentation, students will present their research findings in written and oral form.
Target Group    

Master Wirtschaftswissenschaften (PO 2018): Major / Minor Area Strategic Management
Master Wirtschaftsingenieur (PO 2018): Ökonomische Area Strategic Management    

Number of Participants 20
Language English
Location Internal (tbd)
Partners None
Schedule Block course

Preparation of Essay 

April - June
Requirements and Support
Course Objectives

After participating in this course, students are able to:

  1. develop a research question and conceptual model pertaining to a topic from the field of entrepreneurship
  2. work scientifically using current qualitative research methods
  3. write a short research paper in form of an essay in English
  4. present their research by means of a scientific presentation in English
Required Pre-Qualifications

(1) Solid command of English
(2) Basic knowledge of Entrepreneurship
(3) Active participation during sessions
(4) Willingness to engage in comprehensive literature research
(5) Exchange and Erasmus students are cordially invited to apply for participation in this course

Support Course Scientific Work None
Formal Guidelines   Template Seminar Essay    
General Literature

Will be provided in the first session.

Basic Literature Yes
Methodology The participants will learn and use qualitative research methods in a reflective and structured manner to analyze and discuss important concepts and phenomena in entrepreneurship research.
Software for Statistics None
Software for Writing     Word, Zotero
Essay Length     Max. 8 pages all-in in Times New Roman, 12pt, double-spaced
Consultations One meeting minimum, up to three meetings
Examination Components  Individual seminar essay (50%), group presentation (50%)
Examiner Prof. Dr. Johann Nils Foege
Contact Prof. Dr. Johann Nils Foege
Group Work & Topic Assignment
Group Work Yes, the presentation will be in groups, the essay is individual work
Group Size 2 - 4
Group Arrangement Based on preferences 
Topics Topics will be assigned in the first session
Topic Assignment   Based on preferences, per drawing of lots if needed 
Type of Pre-Registration Online Form   (available  only 1 March to 15 March 2024)
Pre-Registration 1 to 15 March 2024
Topic Presentation 4 April 2024
Topic Assignment 4 April 2024
Binding Registration 3 April 2024
Start Working Phase

5 April 2024

Deadline Essay     31 May 2024
Deadline Presentation  14 May 2024
Presentation 15. May 2024

Pre-Registration Form