Entrepreneurship and Action Based Methods

15 credits

The course offers an introduction to action based methods and their application in business administration. The methods discussed and practiced within the framework of the course are based on collaboration between researchers and other groups in society. Central for these methods are how to facilitate the collaboration through participation, communication and a well-functioning dialogue. The course will be taught in the spirit of action based methods and therefore the learning will be a process of mutual exchange between students, teachers and the representatives from businesses, organizations or communities. Together with these representatives the students plan a development project for a business, an organization or a local community based on action based methods.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.