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Entrepreneurship as a Part of Career (5 cr)

Code: HY00BZ01-3004

General information


01.04.2024 - 06.10.2024


01.05.2024 - 31.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual proportion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Korkeakouluyksikkö D, Tikkurila, liko


Laurea Virtual Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


25 - 150

Degree programmes

  • Complementary competence, master’s studies in English (CYJ2), Generic studies


  • Antti Sekki

Teacher in charge

Antti Sekki


  • CYJ23SJ
    Complementary competence (master’s studies in English), S23, Generic studies

Learning outcomes

The student is able to:
- analyze the key forces of change in the working life and describe their entrepreneurial nature
- categorize and identify the most suitable business platforms for the own expertise
- classify personal entrepreneurial qualities and be able to compare them with the skills needed in the future working life
- create a working time tracking, and understand its importance as part of pricing and self-management
- analyze the basic elements of successful sales work

Teaching methods

Online course, continuous implementation on Canvas platform.

Learning materials and recommended literature

Wallenstein J, de Chalendar A, Revees M, Bailey A (2019) The New Freelancers – Tapping Talent in the Gig Economy, Boston Consulting Group tutkimusraportti

Other material to be declared on the Canvas platform

Content and scheduling

-Future working life (1 cr)
Aim of the module: The student understands the main forces of change in working life and especially its entrepreneurial nature. The student perceives the diversity of entrepreneurship and gets a good understanding of different forms of entrepreneurship and their challenges.

-Platform Economy (1 cr)
Aim of the module: The student gets a comprehensive understanding of the different forms of platform economics and their possibilities from the perspective of earning additional income. After the course, students are able to choose the most suitable platforms for their own competence.

-Identification of one's own competence (1 cr)
Aim of the module: The module challenges students to reflect on and identify their own skills and to compare them with the skills needs needed in future working life. After this reflection, the student gets a clear picture of what competencies should be developed on a personal level in order to enable the desired career path.

-Freenlace Entrepreneur Accounting (1 cr)
Aim of the module: The student understands the basics of accounting and cash management. Based on this competence, students understand the importance of personal hourly accounting as part of the pricing of their own competence or product. The purpose of the module is to provide practical instructions for calculating the price of a student's own company (service / product).

-Commercialization of one's own competence (1 cr)
Aim of the module: The student understands the basics of sales work, understands the importance of sales work in terms of being an entrepreneur and learns to perceive one's own abilities in a possible sales or customer service situation.

Grading scale


Evaluation methods and criteria

Each module is evaluated individually, see the assessment table on the Canvas platform in the "course introduction section". The final mark of the course is the average of the module grades. The student can complete 1-5 credits