– A digital course in Entrepreneurship and Business Development

By Tina Larsen

Many have during the recent months lost their jobs, and over 200.000 are still laid-off. The government has introduced a competence reform whereby they, through a temporary regulation, allow unemployed and laid-off workers to combine unemployment benefits with education or training. This regulation applies until September 1, 2020. The government thus searched for universities and colleges that could offer courses to this target group, and NTNU received support.

NTNU and Engage Centre wants to give people affected by the corona-situation a skill-upgrading so that they can learn to create value. In the summer of 2020, NTNU will offer an online course in entrepreneurship and business development for laid-off and partially laid-off workers. The online course is for those who want to learn about how to identify new opportunities and how to do something about those opportunities.

Even Haug Larsen, a university lecturer at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, are one of the lecturers working with this project. He says that participants are allowed to work on real and self-selected issues that are relevant to the participant and / or company the participant is laid-off from. The lecturers will be with them in the process of developing an idea to a concept. “The course is a mix between videos and digital lectures, so you can do everything from home”, he says. After delivering homework assignments and passing the exam, you will earn 7.5 credits in entrepreneurship and business development from NTNU. The online course is taught in Norwegian and requires only general university admissions certification.

Starts the 22nd of June and lasts until the 31st of August.

Registration deadline is 17th of June.

Free of charge.

55 admissions.

Requires general university admissions certification.

To apply, follow this link: