Entrepreneurship and Management of Veterinary and animal enterprises

Course Information
TitleΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΟΙΚΗΣΗ ΚΤΗΝΙΑΤΡΙΚΩΝ ΜΟΝΑΔΩΝ / Entrepreneurship and Management of Veterinary and animal enterprises
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlexandros Theodoridis
Course ID200000757

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Ktīniatrikīs (2020-2021)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course952

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours22
Class ID
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • 2.6 Economics of Animal Production
Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, the students will be able: - to acquire knowledge and skills that will encourage them to set up their own small or medium-sized enterprise, - to have basic knowledge of the operation and management of a small or medium-sized enterprise, - to know the basic legal forms of business - to develop self-employment professional activities, - to have knowledge of the use of capital in an entity, - to apply the main investment evaluation methods - to know basic concepts of commercial law - to know basic elements of labor law and corporate taxation - to know the basic principles of preparing a business plan
Course Content (Syllabus)
The main objective of this course is to contribute to the cultivation of innovative business thinking, by imparting basic knowledge of modern entrepreneurship to veterinary students. In particular, the course analyzes among other things the business environment, provides basic knowledge of organization and management, planning and marketing, evaluation of investment proposals, drafting business plans, and human resource management. Theoretical lectures [14 hours] 1st -2nd hour •Introduction to the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation •Entrepreneurship and modern labor market •Characteristics and skills of a candidate entrepreneur 3th – 4th hour •Entrepreneurial environment research - entrepreneurial opportunities •Incentives for Entrepreneurship •Elements of commercial law (traders, trader acts, bankruptcy, etc) 5th-6th hour •Legal conditions and procedures for the foundation of an enterprise •Types and legal forms of enterprises •Criteria for selection of the legal form and the place of establishment of an enterprise 7th-8th hour •Elements of labor law (labor contract, employer/employee engagements, salary, termination of a labor contract) •Elements of taxation law 9th-11th hour •The current framework of entrepreneurship in Greece •Basic principles of management of a small-medium size enterprise •Planning actions, strategic planning, decision making, control •Assessment of the external - internal entrepreneurial environment •SWOT analysis 12th-13th hour •Basic principles of marketing - Strategic marketing (market research, marketing decisions) •Risk assessment and management •Financial analysis •Estimating the efficiency of an enterprise 14th hour •Legal framework of investments and investment incentives. •Funding sources for entrepreneurial activities •Funding plan and project appraisal Practicals [8 hours] 1st-2nd hour •The business plan - Principles of constructing a business plan. 3rd-4th hour •Use of business planning software. •Development of a business plan regarding a new entrepreneurial activity in the area of veterinary science (production or/and health services) 5th -8th hour •Presentation of business plans – Critique and evaluation of business plans
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
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