Global Entrepreneurship: Design Thinking and Start-Ups
30 august – 10 september, 2017
Keen on global challenges in entrepreneuship? Join this course!
With us, you will be able to go deeper in global business issues combining serious studies with having fun in the most beautiful city of Russia - Saint-Petersburg!
Arrival: August 28 – 29, 2017
Classes: August 30 – September 10, 2017
Departure: September 11 – 12, 2017
Target group: students from all over the world.
good command of english. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in english.
Applicants are expected to have at least 2 years of university level studies. Knowledge of the russian language is not required.
ECTS credits: 5.0
Deadline for registration: June 30, 2017
The cultural program includes:
Excursion to the palace and park at peterhof (also known as petrodvorets) – the one of st. Petersburg’s most famous and popular tourist attractions.
A boat city tour is likely to be the most romantic of all the excursions designed to acquaint students with the beauty of St. Petersburg from the water and to let them see a new antique image of the city.
The course’s objective is training of the future innovative entrepreneurs and provision of them with all the skills and competences necessary to develop products for the global markets. During the study process the school participants will acquire the following capabilities: generation and development of innovative business ideas on the basis of design thinking; business models; experience of interaction in cross-cultural teams; insights into the development of entrepreneurship in russia; presentation skills.
Global Entrepreneurship (3 ECTS), Prof. Klaus Sailer (Germany); Entrepreneurship in Russia (1,5 ECTS), Prof. Igor Rozhdestvensky (Russia); Workshop sessions with entrepreneurs (0,5 ECTS); Bonus — Russian language (for beginners)
Within the framework of the latter activities the students will attend guest lectures delivered by the leading professors of entrepreneurship and a founder of a flourishing innovative business. Upon successful completion of the program the participants will receive a certificate issued by SPbPU.
Introduction to entrepreneurship (innovation and entrepreneurship; improvisation, intuition and inspiration in entrepreneurship). Starting new business. Design thinking as a method of development of innovative business ideas. Business management (a business model; marketing, strategy). Social aspects of entrepreneurship. Teaching methods: seminars, group work, presentations
Operational issues of entrepreneurship in Russia. Venture investments management. Innovative entrepreneurship in Russia. Teaching methods: seminars, discussions
Meetings with representatives from business and business incubators. Meetings with leading professors of entrepreneurship from international universities.
The Summer School is organised in collaboration with "The Russian-German Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship" Polytech Strascheg"
Teaching methods: discussions