Course title
8M100500
Strategy for the Entrepreneurs

urata koyu
Class name
Strategy for the Entrepreneurs
Keywords
  • start-up
  • entrepreneurship
Course description
4 things to learn in the course:
1. The growth stage of startups
2. Business concept and business model
3. Cash flow management and capital structure
4. Social ecosystem around startups in japan
Purpose of class
The historical evolution of Japanese economy was driven by many distinctive entrepreneurs like Eiichi Shibusawa, Konosuke Matsushita and so on. However, talented people are locked in large companies today and the presence of startups are quite limited. In the course, we will learn key requirements and issues for startups to grow successfully. We will develop deeper insights on the realistic situation of startups through discussion with multiple CEOs of startups as guest speakers.
Goals and objectives
  1. Learn the overview of the management of startups
  2. Learn management issues through the gorwth stages of startups
  3. Develop independent vision how to leverage the entreprenurship
Language
Japanese
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction Clarify the reason why to learn entrepreneurship 180minutes
2. Life cycle of startups Research the business overview and current situation of your friend's startups 180minutes
3. Discussion with a CEO of an early stage startup Research about the company of the guest speaker 120minutes
Develop questions in the discussion 60minutes
4. Business concept to business Develop a report on the previous session 180minutes
5. Discussion with a CEO of a later stage startup Research about the company of the guest speaker 120minutes
Develop questions in the discussion 60minutes
6. Cash flow management and capital structure Develop a report on the previous session 180minutes
7. Eco system around startups in Japan Develop a report on the previous session 180minutes
8. Wrap-up Prepare key learning from the course 180minutes
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Total. - - 1440minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Participation in the classes Reports Total.
1. 20% 20% 40%
2. 20% 20% 40%
3. 10% 10% 20%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Participation int eh classes 50%
Reports 50%
Textbooks and reference materials
Nothing special
Prerequisites
Two preparations are required before the beginning
1. Clarify the reason why to learn entrepreneurship
2. Research the business overview and current situation of your friend's startups
Course objectives
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Will respond before or after of each lecture, or based on request by e-mail. Set meeting discussion upon request by e-mail.
Relation to the environment
Environment-related course ( 5%)
Regionally-oriented
Regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Last modified : Tue Mar 28 04:10:02 JST 2017