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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Entrepreneurship and Business Plan - AB501039
Title: Entrepreneurship and Business Plan
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:6
E-Credits: winter s.:6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Vacík Emil prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (11.12.2021)
The course is intended for students who plan to start their own business or want to participate in this activity. During the course they will be acquainted with the requirements for such a business plan and the specifics of their own business. They practice practically everything when creating a specific business plan.
Aim of the course
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (11.12.2021)

Students will be able to characterise the conditions and entrepreneurial trends in the 21st century,evaluate a new business idea and develop a business plan (to select and use relevant information and methods to develop business plans, analyse risks and their impact on the feasibility of business plans).

Literature -
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2021)

R: MCKEEVER, Mike P. How to write a business plan. Nolo, 2018.

R: VOLBERDA, Henk; VAN DEN BOSCH, Frans AJ; HEIJ, Kevin. Reinventing business models: How firms cope with disruption. Oxford University Press, 2018.

A: SPENDER, J.-C. Business strategy: Managing uncertainty, opportunity, and enterprise. Oxford University Press, 2014.

A: SAHLMAN, William Andrews. How to write a great business plan. Harvard Business Press, 2008.

A: BERRY, Tim. The plan-as-you-go business plan. Entrepreneur Press, 2008.

A: ABRAMS RHONDA, M. The Successful Business Plan. Secrets and Strategies. 2003.

Syllabus -
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (11.12.2021)

1. Own business vs. employment, entrepreneurship as a life-style

2. Life-cycle of enterprises and its critical stages, start-up, small and medium-sized enterprises, big companies

3. Characteristics of family businesses

4. Business plan, its purpose and types, its connections to other types of documents

5. Diverse recipients of business plans, how to write a business plan according to recipient’s requirements

6. Business objectives, analyses of external and internal environment, use of relevant information

7. Strategy and marketing, organising work-flow, processes, and organisational structure

8. Investment budget and resources to finance it

9. Calculations and scenarios, financial plan

10. Financial analysis and evaluating the effectiveness of business plan, risks and their management

11. Attracting investors, elevator pitch, resumé and presentation of business plan

12. Evaluating business plans from investors’ perspective

13. Personal features of entrepreneurs, approaches to build successful business

14. Current trends, industry 4.0, cross-sectoral cooperation, triple/quadruple helix, etc.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (11.12.2021)

Requirements for a semester: active participation at the course, developing a business plan in teams.

Requirements for an exam: defence of the developed business plan and oral exam.