The course `Creativity and Entrepreneurship in Practice´ introduces concepts of creativity and entrepreneurship and tools to develop business designs and eventually business models. MAN 631 starts at the very grassroots of building a business – with team building, ideation and design thinking. By the end of the course, all student teams will have turned their idea into a pitch deck that will be presented in a real startup pitch setting with a jury including experts from the private equity, legal, consulting and academic world. Thus, all the projects that will be developed in this class are taken seriously and will be developed into real ventures by the end of class – no showcases, simple write-ups whatsoever. You can expect tremendous opportunities for your personal and entrepreneurial development in this class – including growing your network into the German startup scene and beyond. Beware of the following upsides and downsides: The course is tons of fun and highly rewarding but challenging and highly demanding in terms of the team settings and the workload required to build a great venture. If you want the real startup experience with its real ups and downs, MAN 631 is your perfect choice. Please beware that once the team building has been conducted, you cannot leave this class without failing it – just like in a real startup setting when you let your team down.
What you can expect from us is dedicated and continuous feedback to advance your projects, intros to MCEI partners who can help you grow and a fun and rewarding atmosphere to create something new in class. Do not miss out on our Startup Lounges and Founder Talks throughout the semester to maximize your Startup experience.
Side note on choosing MAN 631 vs. alternatives (i.e., when not to choose MAN 631):
By the end of the module students will have...
MAN 630 or MAN 632
|Forms of teaching and learning||Contact hours||Independent study time|
|Lecture||2 SWS||10 SWS|
|Exercise class||1 SWS||4 SWS|
|Form of assessment||Pitch Presentations (35%), Business Plan (35%), Exam (30 min., 20%), Peer Evaluation (10%)|
|Further information||www.mcei.de/teaching. Obligatory registration in the kick-off meeting (see course website)|
Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode
Nora Zybura, Dr. Bettina Müller, Thomas Hipp
|Duration of module||1 semester|
|Range of application||M.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., M.Sc. Econ., M.Sc. Bus. Inf., LL.M., MAKUWI|
|Preliminary course work||–|
|Program-specific Competency Goals||CG 1, CG 2|
|Literature||Please find readings on the MAN 631 course website: https://www.mcei.de/teaching/graduate/man-631-creativity-and-entrepreneurship-in-practice|
|Course outline||Please find further information on course outline and content on the MAN 631 course website: https://www.mcei.de/teaching/graduate/man-631-creativity-and-entrepreneurship-in-practice|