Entrepreneurship Education

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship program has a unique program design allowing students with either business or non-business backgrounds to enroll into. The program consists of 5 modules, 3 of which are core and 2 are elective ones (see program design in Exhibit 3). This program, due to the two and a half decade old cooperation with Ohio University, College of Business has been fully “imported” and implemented at the Faculty of Business and Economics. The program is able to integrate students with diverging backgrounds to offer them (1) specialization track (BA Business Administration), (2) Certificate with business background (BA Marketing, Finance and Accounting), (3) Certificate with non-business background (from the other 8 faculties of the University of Pécs). The program has been validated by the Hungarian authority of higher education in 2015 and is to be launched in the spring semester of 2016.

Modules of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship:

Core Modules Elective Modules
Creativity and Innovation Management: Students explore personal creativity, management practices, the relationship between creativity and innovation, and the process of innovation in a business setting. Entrepreneurial
Finance
Entrepreneurial
Leadership
Introduction to Entrepreneurship: Students learn about the opportunities and challenges of creating and managing a new venture. Emphasis is placed on how to manage a new venture and operate it profitably. International Market
Assessment and
Entry
Legal Aspects of
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Business Consulting: Students work as consultants with real businesses. They conduct background research, analyze the client’s current situation and context, and make recommendations on how to address a defined business problem. Technology
Commercialization
Entrepreneurial Sales

MSc Entrepreneurship

MSc Entrepreneurship is a newly designed academic program offered to students with Bachelor level degrees. This program is available to non-business Bachelor graduates as well, who are required to complete 60 additional credits in the field of general business studies. The program equips student with an in-depth, rigorous knowledge in the field of general business, methodology, and economics, highlighting the role of entrepreneurship in regional development while putting heavy emphasis on the development of personal skills and competences (see Exhibit 2 for the design of the Master). Students enrolling into the program complete 120 credit hours that include the oral defense of their thesis dissertation in the 4th semester. Master students in their 3rd and 4th semester are required to participate in the Simonyi Incubation and Growth Programs (see later) as “senior learners” and “Assistant Mentors” for the consulting teams. These positions are to develop leadership and teaching skills.