Course 3: Develop Your Entrepreneurial Thinking

Welcome & Networking, Good Scientific Practice & Research Integrity22.04.2024 10:00 - 18:00 (Mon)TUM Graduate School
Course 3: Develop Your Entrepreneurial Thinking23.04.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Tue)Prof. Dr. Nicola Breugst
Course 3: Develop Your Entrepreneurial Thinking24.04.2024 09:00 - 16:00 (Wed)Prof. Dr. Nicola Breugst
Entrepreneurship, new ventures, opportunity identification, opportunity exploitation, entrepreneurial thinking.
Course Description: 

This workshop provides an introduction to entrepreneurial thinking. We ground the workshop in the strong belief that the capabilities of entrepreneurship will be critical to every scientist’s or manager’s future career, whether he or she chooses to create a standalone new venture, becomes a member of the corporate world, or wants to excel in academia. The workshop is intended to provide doctoral candidates with an experience of thinking and behaving in the typical manner of successful entrepreneurs. The workshop will explore and examine the core features of entrepreneurship. The central part will be the identification and exploitation of new opportunities to create and capture value. We will also connect such endeavors to your personal motivations and goals.

Course aims: 
  • Having completed the workshop, participants should be able to recognize the fundamental features of the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors, and skills.
  • Participants will understand the central role of teamwork and how to manage it while identifying and developing entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Like real-life entrepreneurship, this workshop will be action-oriented and hands-on. Participants should be willing to share ideas, experiences, and ambitions.
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Input sessions by the instructors and based on podcasts featuring highly successful entrepreneurs, interactive elements, group discussions, and group presentations

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Prof. Dr. Nicola Breugst

Prof. Dr. Nicola Breugst focuses on the people side of entrepreneurship and analyzes the role of cognition, motivation and emotion in the entrepreneurial process. She also investigates the social and economic background of company founders. She studied psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and completed her PhD in entrepreneurship at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. She has worked as a professor of Entrepreneurial Behavior at TUM since 2012. In her academic career, Nicola Breugst worked at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena (Germany), the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (USA) and the NUS Business School of the National University of Singapore.