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Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in a Swedish context

7.5 credits

Entrepreneurship, and its siblings creativity and innovation, is not the sum of traditional subdivisions of business education. It is something of its own. The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the concept and phenomena of entrepreneurship and to inspire and encourage the student to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and competence – all in order to support creative and independent thinking and action in any arena.

On a more skill-oriented level, the student will, after the course, be trained to see and act on opportunities and to develop these into business ideas, business models and business plans - regardless of sector in the economy.

The course will strive to meet the highly valued rigors of academia while at the same time keeping a practice-based focus in the learning environment and teaching methods. During the course the group will meet regional entrepreneurs and representatives from the entrepreneurial company IKEA in order to uncover the “secrets” of this global giant.

The course period starts with Welcome and Orientation Programme 12-13 July, 2019


In Kalmar, Linnaeus University is located in the city centre. Universitetskajen is entirely newly-built and located just next to the sea. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

The city centre is also where most students live. Everything is available within a ten-minute bicycle ride, regardless of whether you want to take a swim in the sea, study, do some shopping, or work out. Historical buildings and cobblestone streets give charm to the city. When it is sunny, the area next to Kalmar Castle’s moat is filled with studying and sunbathing students. Student life is a natural part of Kalmar. This is where your dream of the future begins!

House Vita at universitetskajen in Kalmar