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Seminar “Entrepreneurship”

The seminar Entrepreneurship is focused on several topics which vary from semester to semester. Past topics included International Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurial Psychology. The seminar represents an introduction to scientific writing and prepares students for their Master Thesis in the field of entrepreneurship. Furthermore, it provides detailed insights into entrepreneurship literature and its intersection with the literatures in the fields of psychology, international business, and innovation management. Students write a seminar paper based on the scientific literature and serve as a referee for another participant's paper.

Audience:

We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Diploma TUM-BWL
Master TUM-WIN, TUM-BWL, Business Informatics, Business with Technology, Advanced Construction and Building Technology, Consumer Affairs

Interdisciplinarity: 

We are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses as well as Erasmus students

Language:

The seminar is held in English

Human centered:

One important goal of the seminar is to enhance students’ understanding of entrepreneurial thinking and behavior in different contexts.

Connected to:

Understand More

Further information:

Lehrstuhl für Entrepreneurship (Prof. Dr. Dr. Patzelt)

www.ent.wi.tum.de

Application

Seminar “Entrepreneurial Management”

The seminar Entrepreneurial Management represents an introduction to scientific writing. Furthermore, it provides detailed insights in the entrepreneurship literature and its intersection with the literature in the field of Entrepreneurial Management. Students will learn how to:

• read and understand the scientific literature

• write a scientific term paper

• present the term paper

• lead a scientific discussion

• understand the process of scientific publications

Audience:

We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Diploma TUM-BWL, Bachelor TUM-BWL

Interdisciplinarity: 

We are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses as well as Erasmus students

Language:

The seminar is held in English

Human centered:

One important goal of the seminar is to enhance students’ understanding of entrepreneurial thinking and behavior in different contexts.

Connected to:

Understand More

Further information:

Lehrstuhl für Entrepreneurship (Prof. Dr. Dr. Patzelt)

www.ent.wi.tum.de

Application

PhD Seminar Entrepreneurship

The PhD Seminar Entrepreneurship helps PhD students develop their PhD theses in the field of entrepreneurship. It provides an understanding of current literature and identifies important gaps in the scientific knowledge on entrepreneurship, which can provide the basis for developing the PhD thesis. Furthermore, the seminar offers an introduction to entrepreneurship theory and research methods. Students present their own work and get advice and suggestions from experienced researchers and professors.

Audience:

The seminar welcomes PhD students in the field of entrepreneurship.

Interdisciplinarity: 

We are open to entrepreneurship PhD students from the Chair of Entrepreneurship with different academic backgrounds

Language:

The seminar is held in German or English

Hands-on:   The seminar provides insights into research practice and helps students move their research project forward

Human centered:

The goal of the seminar is to enhance PhD students’ understanding of entrepreneurship theory and help them develop their research agenda.

Connected to:

Understand More

Further information:

Lehrstuhl für Entrepreneurship (Prof. Dr. Dr. Patzelt)

www.ent.wi.tum.de

Entrepreneurial Finance

The course is divided in three parts: First, different aspects of entrepreneurship, i.e. founding and managing an entrepreneurial company, are discussed. The entrepreneurial process and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs are analyzed. Special attention is put on sources of financing which are relevant in different development stages. This part also provides a broad overview of the private equity industry including both early stage venture capital funds and buyout funds.

Second, the course focuses on valuation of entrepreneurial ventures. The specific requirements for the valuation of entrepreneurial firms are identified. Standard valuation methods are then analyzed as to their applicability in different contexts. Valuation methods include the discounted cash flow approach, multiple approach and real option valuation. In addition, context-specific approaches to new venture valuation are considered. Factors influencing the negotiation process between an entrepreneur and an equity investor will be discussed and analyzed.

Third, the business model of private equity firms and the relationship between an equity investor and an entrepreneurial firm are analyzed in more detail. Based on a general understanding of the private equity industry, the refinancing and investment process of a private equity firm will be discussed intensively. The refinancing process is divided into three parts: fundraising, investor relations and the return of funds. The investment process mainly covers the following activities of a private equity firm: sourcing, screening, contracting, venture management and exiting. Special attention is given to both early stage venture capital funds and later stage buyout funds as different types of private equity.

Audience:

We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Diploma TUM-BWL; Bachelor TUM-BWL; TUM-WIN

Interdisciplinarity: 

We are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses
as well as exchange students and PhD students

Language:

The seminar is held in English

Human centered:

The goal of the seminar is to enhance students’ understanding of financing the emerging enterprise and start-up.

Connected to:

Take-off, Understand More

Further information:

Lehrstuhl für Entrepreneurial Finance (Prof. Achleitner)

www.ef.wi.tum.de
Application

Lecture Debt Financing for Entrepreneurs

The module deals with the opportunities and limitations of debt financing for entrepreneurial companies, from start-ups to established companies. For this purpose, after an overview of theoretical foundations of debt financing, the different instruments of debt financing, as well as debt-like instruments and hybrid instruments combining elements of both, debt and equity capital, are introduced and discussed. Their functions within an optimal financial strategy in the company are outlined. Reflections on the capital structure of companies, on the structure and functioning of international markets for debt capital and how companies can position themselves to access these markets are made. An introduction to financial statement analysis and forecasting and their role in determining the optimal capital structure of a company forms also part of the course. The final grade will be composed of a case assignment (40%) and a final exam (60%).

Audience:


We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Diploma TUM-BWL; Master TUM-BWL, TUM-WIN

Interdisciplinarity: 

We are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses
as well as exchange students and PhD students

Language:

The seminar is held in Englis

Human centered:

The goal of the seminar is to enhance students’ understanding of debt financing in start-ups and emerging enterprises.

Connected to:

Take-off, Understand More

Further information:

Lehrstuhl für Entrepreneurial Finance (Prof. Achleitner)

www.ef.wi.tum.de

Application

Technology Financing and Commercialization

This seminar explores the creation of economic value through exploiting scientific achievements and innovations. While most students are familiar with Porters value chain, very little is known about the technology value chain. This chain describes which steps are necessary for a successful value extraction and commercialization of innovation. The transformation process of technological value into measurable business results will be discussed intensively in class. Thereby, the seminar also covers topics concerning the seed financing of technology exploitation. An excursion strengthens the practical orientation of the seminar. Thereby students can directly learn from practitioners in the field of technology management and commercialization.

AudienceWe welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Diploma TUM-BWL; Master TUM-BWL, TUM-WIN
InterdisciplinarityWe are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses
as well as exchange students and PhD students
LanguageThe seminar is held in English
Human centeredThe goal of the seminar is to enhance students’ understanding of technology commercialization.
Connected to Recognize, Take-off, Understand More
Further informationLehrstuhl für Entrepreneurial Finance (Prof. Achleitner)

www.ef.wi.tum.de

Sustainability Innovation & Sustainability Marketing

Whether it is coping with ‘Peak Oil’, meeting the challenge of climate change, helping farmers in poorer countries through fair trade, or finding ways to keep discarded products out of the landfills, sustainability issues are the biggest challenges facing businesses. The course shows how the complexities of sustainability issues can be integrated into innovation and marketing management. It puts a strong emphasis on the development and the marketing of sustainability innovations such as electric cars, new mobility services, energy-efficient houses, sustainable food products, renewable energies, bioplastics and so on.

Audience

We welcome students of the following TUM degree course:

Interdisciplinarity

We are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses as well as Erasmus students

Language

The course is held in English

Hands-on

The course includes lectures and case studies by sustainability pioneers and leaders.

Human centered

The main aim of the lecture is to understand the possibilities (and limitations) of innovation and marketing on the strive towards sustainability

Connected to

Recognize, Take-off, Understand More

Further information

Professur für unternehmerische Nachhaltigkeit, Brau- und Lebensmittelindustrie (Prof. Belz)

www.food.wi.tum.de
Application

Lecture “Organizational Psychology”

The lecture Organizational Psychology covers basic principles of organizational behavior and its management. The topics include leadership, decision making, communication, motivation, organizational culture, normative values and ethics, conflict, negotiation, and the management of groups and teams. After completion of the course, participants will be able to understand and apply the principles of organizational behavior. In-class-exercises and business cases help to establish a connection between theoretical topics and practical business.

AudienceWe welcome students of the following TUM degree courses: Diploma TUM-BWL, Master TUM-BWL, Master TUM-WIN, Consumer Affairs, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design

Interdisciplinarity/
Interculturality

We welcome international students (e.g. ERASMUS) as well as students from other fields of technology and the social sciences.
LanguageThe lecture is held in English
Human centeredThe course is designed to enhance understanding of organizational behavior and to promote intercultural exchange.
Connected toSense, Assess, Understand More
Further information

Lehrstuhl für Psychologie (Prof. Kehr)

www.psy.wi.tum.de

Application

Lecture “Kommunikation und Führung”

The lecture “Kommunikation und Führung” offers an introduction to applied models of communication and leadership. The topics include: basic communication principles and skills; evaluation, counseling and conversation techniques; goal-setting interviews and check-up interviews; negotiation; conflict resolution; basic theories of leadership and motivation; motivational effects of incentives. Many in-class exercises and experiential learning help to promote practical knowledge of the covered topics.

Audience

We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Diploma TUM-BWL, Bachelor TUM-BWL, Master TUM-BWL

Interdisciplinarity

We welcome students from engineering and life sciences

Language

The lecture is held in German

Hands-on

The lecture is directed at developing one’s own communication skills through in-class exercises and discussions.

Connected to

Recognize, Take-off, Understand More

Further information

Lehrstuhl für Psychologie (Prof. Kehr)

www.psy.wi.tum.de

Lecture “Leadership by Motivation”

The lecture “Führung durch Motivation” offers an introduction to applied models of leadership and motivation. To maximize both student involvement in class and teaching transfer to the real world, the course combines a variety of teaching methods. The seminar is primarily used to discuss, reflect, and learn about contemporary approaches to leadership, using lecturing, interactive teaching, case studies and workshops. As much as possible, it is conducted in the style of an executive training program and workshop, respectively, using in-depth exercises from an innovative, research-based approach to motivation, self-management and leadership.

Audience

We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Diploma TUM-BWL, Master TUM-BWL, Master TUM-WIN, Master-TUM-Witec, Master-Lehramt, MBA, SBWL (Spezielle Betriebswirtschaftslehre – “Human Resource Management”)

Interdisciplinarity

We welcome students from engineering and life sciences

Language

The lecture is held in German

Hands-on

The lecture is directed at developing one’s own leadership skills through in-class exercises, reflections and discussions.

Connected to

Recognize, Take-off, Understand More

Further information

Lehrstuhl für Psychologie (Prof. Kehr)

www.psy.wi.tum.de
Application

Lecture Introduction to Strategy and Organization

This lecture introduces the basic principles of strategy and organizations. Contents will include specific topics within strategy and organization, such as organization theories, organizational resources and capabilities, organizational structure, and cooperation within organizations. Specific topics will be updated and adapted due to current trends and developments.

Audience

We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Bachelor: TUM-BWL, Mathematics, Information Systems, Management and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Development and Construction, Production Engineering and Logistics, Machine and Vehicle Technology, Aeronautics and Aerospace, Mechatronics and Information Technology, Energy Technology and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Management, Nuclear Technology, Medical Technology; Master: TUM-WIN, Industrial Engineering, Management and Technology, Advanced Construction and Building Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Development and Construction, Production Engineering and Logistics, Machine and Vehicle Technology, Aeronautics and Aerospace, Mechatronics and Information Technology, Energy Technology and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Management, Nuclear Technology, Medical Technology; Diploma: Management and Technology

Interdisciplinarity

We are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses as well as Erasmus students

Language

The lecture is held in English

Human centered

The goal of the lecture is to develop a basic understanding of general principles of strategy and organization.

Connected to

Take-off, Understand More

Further information

Lehrstuhl für Strategie und Organisation  (Prof. Welpe)

www.strategie.wi.tum.de

Seminar Advanced Strategy and Organization

This lecture extends and deepens the contents of the introductory lecture "Introduction to Strategy and Organization". Contents will include specific topics within strategy and organization, as for example, industry analysis, competitive advantage, diversification strategy, and strategic change. Specific topics will be updated and adapted due to current trends and developments.

Audience:

We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Bachelor TUM-BWL, Master TUM-WIN

Interdisciplinarity: 

We are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses as well as Erasmus students

Language:

The lecture is held in English

Human centered:

The goal of the lecture is to deepen the understanding of general principles of strategy and organization and to learn about specific topics in the field of strategy and organization.

Connected to:

Take-off, Understand More

Further information:

Lehrstuhl für Strategie und Organisation  (Prof. Welpe)

www.strategie.wi.tum.de

Seminar Advanced Topics in Marketing, Strategy, and Leadership (Strategy and Organization)

The seminar "Advanced Topics in Marketing, Strategy, and Leadership” at the Chair of Strategy and Organization focuses on current strategy and organization research and will cover varying topics in strategic management, organization science, organizational behavior and adjacent areas. The course targets on fostering students' active and independent engagement with current theories and research findings in the field.

Audience:

We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Diploma TUM-BWL, Master TUM-BWL, Master TUM-WIN

Interdisciplinarity: 

We are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses
as well as Erasmus students

Language:

The seminar is held in German or English

Hands-on: Depending on the focal topic, participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in conducting research on the seminar topic and/or work on case studies in interactive (group) sessions

Human centered:

After successful completion of this course, participants will have gained profound knowledge on the focal seminar topic, be able to understand and critically evaluate current research results on this topic, and to apply this knowledge to related areas.

Connected to:

Take-off, Understand More

Further information:

Lehrstuhl für Strategie und Organisation  (Prof. Welpe)

www.strategie.wi.tum.de

Application

Research Seminar in Strategy and Organization

The "Research Seminar in Strategy and Organization" focuses on current research methodology in the fields of strategy and organization. The research seminar focuses on fostering students' active engagement with current research methodology in the field, enabling them to design research (e.g., experiments, surveys, interviews, cases etc.) to address their own research questions in both theory and practice, and to critically select and evaluate the appropriate method for theoretical and practical questions. Research methodologies will be discussed within the field of strategic management, organization science, organizational behavior, and adjacent areas.

Audience:

We welcome students of the following TUM degree courses:
Diploma TUM-BWL, Master TUM-BWL, Master TUM-WIN

Interdisciplinarity: 

We are open to students of the above mentioned TUM degree courses as well as Erasmus students

Language:

The seminar is held in German or English

Hands-on:

Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in conducting research on the seminar topic and/or work on case studies in interactive (group) sessions

Human centered:

After successful completion of this course, participants will be able to understand and critically evaluate current research results on the seminar topic, and to develop research designs to address research questions in this area of research.

Connected to:

Understand More

Further information:

Lehrstuhl für Strategie und Organisation  (Prof. Welpe)

www.strategie.wi.tum.de

Contact

TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute

Prof. Dr. Dr. Holger Patzelt

Tel. +49 89 289 52803
entrepreneurship-research@tum.de

www.ent.wi.tum.de

Visiting Address:

Lichtenbergstraße 6
85748 Garching

Postal Address:

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Contact

TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute

Prof. Dr. Dr. Holger Patzelt

Tel. +49 89 289 52803
entrepreneurship-research@tum.de

www.ent.wi.tum.de

Visiting Address:

Lichtenbergstraße 6
85748 Garching

Postal Address:

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München