Course EU1037

Business Planning

7.5 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 46, 2020

The course covers the elements that are commonly included in a business planning process, and in the context of the course the students write a complete business plan based on their own business idea, which must then be presented orally and in writing. The course begins with a review of how a business idea can be formulated and analysed in a structured way. Next, the course focuses on how to conduct an industry and market analysis. This is done to evaluate the viability of the business idea. There will also be an introduction to the topics of growth strategies and marketing. The course discusses various business models and forms as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with choosing one of these. Other subjects covered in the course are the organisation of companies, various types of resource acquisition and different possible ways to fund a company that is in its establishment phase. Additionally the course addresses the importance of companies having a good economic foundation and as part of this the course discusses various topics, including liquidity planning, budgeting, revenue / cost generation and pricing.
Starts and ends:
wk46, 2020 - wk2, 2021
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Borlänge
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Normal
Language:
English
Entry Qualifications:
  • General entrance requirements
Application Code:
HDA-H364H
Main field of study:
Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
16,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
16,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees: www.universityadmissions.se.

Starts week 13, 2021

Knowledge and understanding
After the course, the student should be able to:
  • explain the basic concepts of business planning (1) and the basic elements of the business plan (2)
  • account for different types of organizations and company forms (3)
  • account for the most common forms of resource acquisition and funding for new start-ups (4)

Skills and Abilities
After the course, the student should be able to:
  • compile a business plan based on your own chosen business idea (5)
  • discuss the pros and cons of various strategic choices in the business planning process (6)
  • analyze the strengths and weaknesses of business plans (7)
Evaluation ability and approach
After the course, the student should be able to:
  • systematically reflect on the importance of the business plan in interaction with stakeholders (8)
Starts and ends:
wk13, 2021 - wk22, 2021
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Flexible (Borlänge)
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Distance
Language:
Swedish
Other:
P: Course only offered as part of programme.
Entry Qualifications:
  • General entrance requirements
Application Code:
HDA-V36PT
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
5 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
16,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
16,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees: www.universityadmissions.se.