Business and digital entrepreuership 7.5 credits

Affärer och digitalt entreprenörskap
First cycle, I0018N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 2 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Jonny Johansson, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering 10 Oct 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and Systems Sciences

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and The course requires knowledge and abilities equal to the goals of the courses M0015N and R0005N or corresponding.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

The Student should be able to:

  • Describe and explain central concepts in service innovation and its commercialization process.
  • Describe and explain how digital transformation effect businesses.
  • Present the basic assumptions and context for different business models and strategies related to digital services.
  • Be able to explain and apply laws, rules, and approaches related to digital services.
  • Prepare and present business models and plans of how digital services can be commercialized with the support of accepted theories and methods.
  • Identify and map the phases of the commercialization process for digital service.
  • Develop and present analyzes related to various strategies that companies may face as new digital services will be commercialized.
  • Identify, formulate and discuss critical issues of practical as well as theoretical interest in the field of business and digital entrepreneurship.


The students should be able to describe the service innovation process and develop a commercialization process of a digital service. The course focuses on the digital in businesses. The students will develop business models with a focus on digital business model components. An important part of the course is that students will be able to describe and apply laws, rules and approaches that are related to digital services. Parts of the course address for example intellectual property right, copyright, creative commons, open source and GDPR.

The course includes lectures and guest lectures from the surrounding community. Students work individually or in small groups to develop and respond to the issues raised in lectures and the examination assignments given in the course. The students' work is carried out through literature studies, industry-based 'case' and studies of companies / organizations. The course might be taught in english.

Assessment is by written and oral presentation of individual tasks related to the different parts of the course (U, V, VG). The written parts of the examination are reported through reports and memos. The oral part of the examination is through presentations and active participation in discussions at seminars.

Diana Chroneer

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Articles will be added.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual assignmentsU G VG *7.50MandatoryA14

Study guidance
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