Courses Bachelor Display 2021-2022

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Course title Diversity in Entrepreneurship
Course code EBC2172
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 30-8-2021 15-10-2021 X X
Level Introductory/Intermediate
Coordinator Anita van Gils
For more information: a.vangils@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Develop a solid theoretical understanding of how diversity in gender, age, race or context influence opportunities and challenges in initiating and exploiting entrepreneurial ventures and intrapreneurial contexts.
Description
Across the globe, increasing numbers of women are striking out on their own and they set up new businesses. In OECD countries, more women than men start businesses. The number of women being educated to degree level and above has also risen internationally. With the growing interest in women’s rights around the world, women’s economic empowerment and the recognition of its relevance have notably progressed too. Taking the perspective of women and entrepreneurship, this course takes a different approach on the role of the individual in the entrepreneurial process. As long as the dominant paradigm is to distinguish between entrepreneurship and female entrepreneurship, one could make the claim that a classical entrepreneur is seen as a male subject. The course does not aim to bring down gender barriers or be a strong activist voice for gender equality. Rather this course acknowledges that there are differences between the way men and women go about being entrepreneurs. This course strives to teach students the best from both worlds. The course will do so by focussing on entrepreneurship with different gender, economical, and cultural contexts and explore which lessons one may draw from these different contexts, both from an academic as well as from a practical perspective. Rooted in a strong academic base the course will consider entrepreneurial concepts in different contexts leading to context-rich learning and a better appreciation of diversified entrepreneurial solutions.
Literature
Academic articles and cases
Prerequisites
Basic business fundamentals
Keywords
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork / Research / Skills
Assessment methods Final Paper / Attendance / 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
Bachelor International Business - Emerging Markets Year 3 Elective Course(s)
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Accounting
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Finance
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Inf Mgmt
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Marketing
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Org
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj SCM
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Strategy
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Core Course(s) - Maj Entrepreneurship
UM-wide minors Minor Entrepreneurship
SBE Exchange Bachelor Bachelor Exchange Courses
SBE Exchange Master Bachelor Exchange Courses
SBE Non Degree Courses Minor Entrepreneurship