International Entrepreneurship (in English)

llsms2080  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

International Entrepreneurship (in English)
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Janssen Frank;
Selection  - Apply before October 20
In addition, this course is reserved for students with a bachelor's degree in business engineering or students with equivalent quantitative method skills
Main themes
This course will be dedicated to the theoretical and practical aspects of international entrepreneurship.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

During their programme, students  will have developed the following capabilities'
  • Collect, select and analyze relevant information using rigorous, advanced and appropriate methods.
  • Initiale, develop and implement ideas around a newproduct, service, processor organizational structure, having evaluated the risks and remain pragmatic.
  • Position and understand the functioning of an organization, in its local and international socio-economic dimensions and identify the associated strategic issues and operational decisions.
  • Work in a team :Join in and collaborate with team members. Be open and take into consideration the different points of view and ways of thinking, manage differences and conflicts constructively, accept diversity
  • Express a clear and structured message, both orally and in writing in their mother tongue, in English and ideally, in a third language, adapted to the audience and using context specific communication standards.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
  • Intercultural management
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Projects pre-evaluation
  • Projects presentation
Teaching methods
After having familiarized themselves with the theory of international entrepreneurship, students will work in binational teams on an international new venture project.
The course will contain theoretical parts, but will mainly be organized around real-life entrepreneurial processes.
All students will have to form an international team (2 UCL students - 2 students from a US university) and will be required to complete and present their own new international venture creation project in cooperation with the US students.
The pedagogy will be interactive and will include common classes (videoconferencing, travels abroad, company visits, etc.).
The last three sessions will be devoted to the presentation and a discussion of the students' group works or projects.
The course involves a one-week trip to UNC Greensboro (USA) and a week during which Belgian students will host their US counterparts.
Evaluation methods
Continuous evaluation
  • Date: During the hosted week
  • Type of evaluation: binomial work - Written work + oral presentation and participation in the activities.
  • Comments: 2 American students and 2 Belgian students will form a team
    Belgian Students will host American Students during a week and American Students will host Belgian Students during a week.
  • The student will be graded on class participation and entrepreneurial activities organization, both in the USA and Belgium (10%). The business plan oral presentation, on the last day at UNC, and the written work(15-20 pages) represent the major part of the grade (60%). At the end of the class, an individual critical essay on internationalization process of SMEs is requested for May 21 (30%).
Evaluation week
  • Oral: Non
  • Written: Non
  • Unavailability or comments: Non
Examination session
  • Oral: Non
  • Written: Non
  • Unavailability or comments: Non
Other information
Selection - Apply before October 22
To follow this course, you have to send an apllication file by e-mail and give a hard copy of it to Roxane De Hoe (, bureau B213, LSM) for October 22th, at the latest ! The application file is available on Moodle (course LLSMS2080) section "Documents & practical information", folder "01 Information session and candidature file".
An information session will be organized on Wednesday October 10 at 12:45 at LECL61
Course notes : Provided through Moodle.
References : Provided during the classes.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in Management

Master [120] in Management

Master [120] in Law

Master [120] in Multilingual Communication

Master [120] in Motor Skills: Physical Education

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] : Business Engineering