Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
Course Summary (Syllabus)


    Semester : 2008 Fall
    Code : 60270 / 2 Credits

1. Objectives/Teaching method

    This course aims at developing entrepreneurial skills in creating new business that solves both economic and social issues. After a series of readings and exercises on the meaning and the methods of entrepreneurs, we try to develop entrepreneurial thinking in students by looking at real life issues that entrepreneurs are encountering.

    This course will be shared with many Asian universities that are connected by SOI-Asia satellite system. Occasional presentations are made from partner universities in the course.

    Business plan contest is incorporated in the course. Class participants are expected to submit business proposal to the contest.

    This course will be offered in English to accommodate international students.

2. Materials/Reading List

    Readings will be provided on-line.


    #1 Overview
    Introduction of the course.

    #2 Business essentials
    Lecture: Basics of starting the business - using Business Plan Contest template

    #3 University originated start-ups
    Discuss how universities may create new businesses through examples.

    #4 Business model (1)
    Learning the realities of building business models through a case study.

    #5 Business model (2)
    Learning the realities of building business models through a case study.

    #6 Intellectual property right
    Guest speakers from Government Patent office and university intellectual property right center

    #7 Guest speaker
    Guest speaker from an American venture company

    #8 Guest speaker
    Guest speaker from a Asian venture company

    #9 Guest speaker
    Guest speaker from a venture capitalist

    #10 Venture business strategy
    Learning how venture companies can stretegically compete with big companies

    #11 Guest speaker
    Guest speaker (Mr. Eric Gan) who is one of the top venture CFOs.

    #12 Business plan contest
    Presentations from business plan contest

    #13 Wrap up
    Wrap up session
    No assignment

4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.

    Students will be graded by
    (1)submitted short comments
    (2)business plan
    (3)contribution to the class discussion.
    There will be no final exam.

5. Special Note

    This course is offered as an e-learning course for non-SFC students. Those who wishes to subscribe to this course should visit (English version under construction) e-students are expected to submit same assignments as well as viewing archived video of the class.

6. Prerequisit / Related courses


7. Conditions to take this course


8. Relation with past courses


9. Course URL

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