Unit I: Introduction 4 hours
Nature and development of entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial process; Ethics and responsibilities of entrepreneurs; Role of entrepreneurship in economic development of a developing nation like Nepal; Promoting entrepreneurship in Nepal.
Unit II: Entrepreneurial Intentions 4 hours
Intention to act entrepreneurially; Entrepreneurs’ background and characteristics; Role models and support system; Entrepreneurial intentions within existing organizations; Managerial versus entrepreneurial decision making; Establishing corporate entrepreneurship in organization.
Unit III: Entrepreneurial Strategy 5 hours
New entry; Generation of new entry opportunity; Entry strategy for new entry exploitation; Risk reduction strategy for new entry exploitation.
Unit IV: Creativity and Business Idea 8 hours
Concept of creativity; Creativity process; Ideas from trends analysis; Common sources of new venture ideas; Methods of generating ideas and solving problems; Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; Innovation: concept, types and classification of new products; Entrepreneurial innovation; Opportunity recognition; Product planning and development process; e-Commerce and business start up.
Unit V: Identifying and Analyzing Opportunities 7 hours
Concept; Opportunity recognition and opportunity assessment plan; Information sources; Sources of information for start-up entrepreneurs in Nepal; Nature and significance of international entrepreneurship; Domestic versus international entrepreneurship; Technological environment; Culture; Available distribution system; Motivation to go global; Strategic effects of going global; Foreign market selection; Entrepreneurial entry strategies; Entrepreneurial partnering; Barriers to international trade; Implications for global entrepreneur.
Unit VI: Protecting Idea and other Legal Issues 8 hours
Concept and nature of intellectual property; Types of intellectual property; Need for a lawyer and criteria for selecting a lawyer; Patents: concept, types and procedure for obtaining patent rights in Nepal; Trademarks - concept, types and procedure for obtaining trademark rights in Nepal; Copyrights - concept and procedure for obtaining copyrights in Nepal; Concept of trade secrets and steps for protecting trade secrets; Licensing; Product safety and liability; Insurance; Contracts.
Unit VII: Business Plan 5 hours
Concept and nature of business planning; Business planning process; Concept, nature, scope and significance of business plan; Contents and criteria of a business plan; Information needs; Reasons for failing a business plan.
Unit VIII: Emerging Issues in Entrepreneurship 4 hours
Social issues: social entrepreneurship; Gender issues: women entrepreneurship; Minority issues: minority entrepreneurship; Environmental issues - eco-efficiency and ecopreneurship