Course Information
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAikaterini Kampouri
Course ID100001491

Programme of Study: UPS School of Economics (2013-today)

Registered students: 426
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
OIKONOMIASSpecial Election533
DIOIKĪSĪ EPICΗEIRĪSEŌNElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)533

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The desired learning outcomes are for students to understand the concepts and forms of entrepreneurship and innovation and the connections that exist between them, as well as the development of business planning skills and critical evaluation of business models.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The content of the course includes the presentation of data about the business environment, the analysis of the business planning process and practical training in the preparation of business plans. Regarding the business environment, data on entrepreneurship and innovation are presented, along with an explanation of the role they play in economic development. In relation to business planning, there is an analysis of the process for drafting and of the content of business plans, with special emphasis on the choice of business model and value proposition, the choice of legal form and location, marketing planning and financial elements such as budgets for the start-up cost, operating costs and expected financial results. There is also analysis of business plan evaluation criteria, available funding sources and the role of failure. Finally, in order to develop students’ practical skills, during the laboratory courses students prepare and present their own business plans.
Innovation, entrepreneurship, business plan, skills
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
- AUTH E-learning platform - Use of library’s electronic sources of information - Open information sources and webpages - Statistical databases - Lectures through ZOOM - Use of interactive dashboards
Course Organization
Laboratory Work60.2
Reading Assigment160.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50.2
Written assigments200.7
Student Assessment
Choice between: 1) Preparation and presentation of a business plan 30% and Final Written Examination 70% 2) Final Written Exam 100%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [77107408]: Επιχειρηματικότητα-Aπό τη Θεωρία στην Πράξη, Kuratko F. Donald, Φαφαλιού Ειρήνη (επιμ.), (2018), Έκδοσης Broken Hill. Βιβλίο [59382654]: Καινοτομία και Επιχειρηματικότητα, Bessant J. -Tidd J., Κουλουριώτης Δημήτρης (επιμ.), (2016) Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα. Βιβλίο [59363191]: Επιχειρηματικότητα, Γωνιάδης, Η., (2016), Εκδόσεις Κοντού Αγγελική.
Additional bibliography for study
Κώτσιος, Π. (2019) Επιχειρηματικότητα και Καινοτομία: Σύλληψη, Σχεδιασμός, Υλοποίηση και Λειτουργία, 3η Εκδοση. Deakins, D. & Freel, M. (2017) Επιχειρηματικότητα και Μικρές Επιχειρήσεις, 2η Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Rosili Fayole, A. (2019) Επιχειρηματικότητα: Θεωρία και Πρακτική. 3η Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Προπομπός. Mariotti S. & Glackin C. (2016) Επιχειρηματικότητα και Διοίκηση Μικρών Επιχειρήσεων, 2η Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις ΤΖιόλα. Acs, Z. & Audretsch, D. (2005) Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research, Springer. Audretsch, D. , Keilbach, M. & Lehmann, E. (2006) Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, Oxford University Press Machado, C. & Davim, J. (2020) Entrepreneurship and Organizational Innovation, Springer International Publishing Passiante, G. (2020) Innovative Entrepreneurship in Action: From High-Tech to Digital Entrepreneurship, Springer International Publishing Osterwalder, A. Pigneur, Y., Bernarda, G., Smith, A. (2020) Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want (Strategyzer), Wiley
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