Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021

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Course title Mobilising Resources for Entrepreneurial Start-up and Growth
Course code EBC2146
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 31-8-2020 16-10-2020 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Anita van Gils
For more information: a.vangils@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
This course aims to provide you insight into how to launch and grow a high-impact venture from a resource-based perspective. In other words, after having taken this course you should understand which resources are crucial to venture success, how to gather them, what elements to take into account when mobilizing resources as well as how you can get things done without resources.
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

The societal impact of enterprising individuals cannot be contested. They found companies that challenge (and often replace) incumbents and they have an important role in introducing innovative products and services to new or established markets. However, entrepreneurs never operate in isolation; many entrepreneurs cofound their venture with others and establish partnerships to gather the resources necessary for launching and growing their ventures.

This course covers co-founder enrollment, customer enrollment and financial enrollment. For instance, you will explore how to put together an entrepreneurial team, examine team dynamics as well as how to recruit the best employees. You will review different types of financial resources available to entrepreneurs as well as how to select the best one for a specific type of venture. Based on this, you will also examine the role of business modeling and customer validation as part of a venture's resource mobilisation. This course will explore the concept of bootstrapping or how to get things done when you do not have the required resources. In all of the above, attention will be paid to how a venture's resource mobilisation strategy is not a static concept, but is one that changes dynamically over the lifecycle of a venture.
Literature
Academic journal articles
Prerequisites
TRANSITIONAL REGULATION (EBC2146):
Only for students who are doing the minor Entrepreneurship and who started the programme prior to academic year 2020/21.
Education + Exam/Resit
Teaching methods PBL / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper / Attendance / Participation / Assignment / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Transitional Regulations See prerequisites