Courses

Courses (the courses are delivered in English):

Undergraduate (each 30 contact hours):

Entrepreneurship (Week 1) (Prof. Dr. Robert D. Hisrich)

International Business (Week 2) (Dr. Tomislav Galovic)

Graduate (each 30 contact hours):

International Entrepreneurship (Week 1) (Prof. Dr. Bostjan Antoncic)

New Venture Creation (Week 2) (Prof. Dr. Robert D. Hisrich)

The courses are open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as other persons interested in the course topics.

There are 5 lecture days of 6 hours per course per day. Teambuilding (10 hours per week of sailing or other activities) and company visits can be covered in contact hours where relevant or can be supplementary. Additionally, the study of each course includes additional hours of independent study, group work, homework, etc. Examinations take place on Friday of each week (unless agreed otherwise with the lecturer).

If all course requirements are fulfilled, each participant receives an official Certificate of Attendance and Couse Completion. The completed course can be transferred in line with the participant’s home university policy. It is the participant’s obligation to obtain information about the course recognition rules at the home university before applying for the program.

Weekly Time Schedule (participants will receive a detailed schedule on-site):

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

8:30-16:30 Lectures and other organized activities

(12:00-13:00 lunch break, can be moved depending on the sailing schedule and weather conditions).

Wednesday:

8:00-20:00 Field trip to FELU in Ljubljana and company visits.

Friday:

19:00 Concluding dinner event.

Description of courses:

Entrepreneurship; course objectives and competencies: An overview of entrepreneurship. Knowledge about the essential requirements for the successful planning of a new venture and the issues involved in managing a new venture: Understanding entrepreneurs and the activities they perform. Familiarizing with the role of entrepreneurship in the economy. Understanding and performing the process of planning a new venture: Identifying and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. Analyzing business opportunities. Use of methodology for developing solutions, market analysis and financial data. Using a business plan to explore the issues of funding of a new venture, building the entrepreneurial team and of financing the venture. Through group project work participants also develop team-working skills.

International Business; course objectives and competencies: Knowledge and competences about contemporary international business. Knowledge about international business environment and its specifics. Knowledge about modes, techniques and ways of doing international business, entry strategies and relations between mother and unit firms. Competences and skills of team work, project preparation and presentation in the field of international business.

International Entrepreneurship; course objectives and competencies: Evaluation of a new business idea with consideration of facts connected to establishment of an international firm. Identification of critical assumptions and conditions for business success. Identification of threats and challenges of running business in several business environments or global. Knowledge how to get proper information and to use them in running international firm and taking business decisions. Knowledge how to analyze certain state or region in order to identify a business opportunity. Knowledge how to assess an international business opportunity. Understanding of differences between countries about legislation, culture and business practices.

New Venture Creation; course objectives and competencies: Develop the ability of teamwork, taking responsibility, and self-initiative activity in solving human, technical and economic problems related to the development of new products and services. Establish a project to develop a new product or service in the context of a new own business, in an existing company, in their own family business or in an counseling project to other companies. Develop the ability of a design thinking as a modern technique for solving problems.

Course selection:

One-week program: the participant can select one course.

Two-week program: the participant can select two courses.

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