Entrepreneurial activities take place within a wider institutional environment, in which a range of public, private and societal institutions progressively shape the economy and society. Successful managers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow need to be able to identify those institutional environments that best facilitate innovation and encourage market competitiveness. In addition, managers should recognize opportunities to influence and collaborate with public, economic, and corporate governance institutions to benefit their own entrepreneurial activities.
The major in Entrepreneurship and Governance* introduces the various governance factors, their power relations, interactions and social ties, and shows you how they are connected to entrepreneurial activities. Key questions will focus on institutional frameworks across the stages of business development, from early stage start-up activities to more established businesses. The program encompasses topics including collaboration, new types of incubators, infrastructure, R&D and innovation. Students will gather skills both for their own entrepreneurial interest as well as for management positions in larger businesses.
*title of degree on Diploma: Bachelor of Science in International Management