Course Tittle:  Entrepreneurship

Course Description

This course concentrates on the process of starting a new business. Students will learn the main concepts of entrepreneurship, how to identify, assess and develop a startup business model for individual or for team as well as how to find, evaluate business opportunities.

Course offerings and format

It is an elective course with 3 credit hours, Student will be able to register the course after finishing 60% of the credit hours.

Importance of course

Entrepreneurship education aids students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to think outside the box and nurture unconventional talents and skills. It creates opportunities, ensures social justice, instills confidence and stimulates the economy. Entrepreneurship education is a lifelong learning process, starting as early as elementary school and progressing through all levels of education, including adult education.

Course Organization

This course created in order to help the students (finished over 60% of the credit hours) to understand the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and how to become an entrepreneur. The students will be able to create their own ideas in innovative and interested fields. They will be capable to analyze and evaluate some models related to Palestinian, regional and international market.

  • This course will raise the capability and the ability to answer the following questions:
  • Why and how do people become entrepreneurs?
  • Why is entrepreneurship beneficial to an economy?
  • How we support the public and private organizations to encourage entrepreneurship, and, with it, economic growth?

 Intended learning outcomes (ILOS) (in general)

1.      Understand the main concepts of entrepreneurship

2.      Recognize what makes some one entrepreneurship

3.      Find that most successful entrepreneurs share certain personal attributes, such: creativity, dedication, determination, flexibility, leadership, passion, self-confidence, and “smarts.”

4.      Motivate the students to become entrepreneurs.

5.      Select their entrepreneur's product.

6.      Present their product, motivations, initial ideas, strategies, realistic vision, process and decisions.

7.      Analyze their status, to go alone or team up.

8.      Start their own ideas.

9.      Design the Business plan using special forms.

10.  Evaluate their new business.

Intended learning outcomes (ILOS) (in details)

Knowledge & understanding 




Intellectual Skills




Professional skills





Transferable skills (Attitudes & Values)







Submitted concept of Idea and names of team/individual


Submitted BMC


Financial Model


Submitted Marketing Strategy


Assignment about Sources of funding


Accumulative Participation Mark throughout the entire course and Attendance


Submitted Pitch Deck


Final Presentation and Evaluation





Course policy

This course will be taught by practices, so, the maximum number of students will be limited up to 30 students. Late registration in the course is not acceptable. You will be divided into groups and remain within these groups in order to develop a business idea, so, in the first week a flow chart will be signed by the students that representing the team work and the responsibilities of each student in the team. This means, you should display an attitude of strong professionalism when it comes to sticking to agreed group deadlines, division of labor and quality of work.  The students must follow the IP-policy of the university and each group will sign a shareholding agreement. A deliverable evaluation mode will be followed from small groups to large groups to individual discussions. Assessment should be based by practices. This course should not be offered in summer semester. Students who have an entrepreneurial idea recommended to register in this course. 


  1. Barbara G. Shwom, Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder-Business Communication_ Polishing Your Professional Presence-Pearson (2015), 4th Edition.
  2. Getting Started with Advanced Problem-Solving Cases (Amy S. Kinser, Eric Kinser, Jennifer Paige Nightingale, 2016)
  3. The Startup Owner’s Manual: Blank and Dorf, 2012
  4. Business Model Generation: Osterwalder and Pigneur, 2010
  5. Online related books:
  6. Data that can be used:
  7. Reports and documents:
  8. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics:


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