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Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
Course delivery methods
Online (Synchronous)
Subjects allied to medicine, Biological sciences, Agriculture & related subjects
International Joint Degree Master's Program in Agro-Biomedical Science in Food and Health
International Joint Degree Master's Program in Agro-Biomedical Science in Food and Health
Tsukuba Campus
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
October - November
November - December
Weekday and Period
Tue5,6 Tue5-7
Course Number

Entrepreneurship Training I University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

This class is a problem finding and solving type class and fosters an entrepreneurial mind by simulating a total of six projects through classes. Entrepreneurship Training aims to lead the students to nurture the mindset and generic skills required for application of their technical seeds and ideas to society. In Entrepreneurship Training, students will cultivate ideas and skills from the standpoints of social needs, entrepreneurial activities, logistics and business continuity. Success cases and failure cases will be used as teaching materials. Additionally, the leading experts in this field will be invited. Finally the students will expand their perspectives, develop competence, and create valuable networks for their future.

Learning Achievement

Through the study how to start and manage the business, we will nurture the generic skills such as how to apply the knowledge in Agro-Biomedical Science to social needs, and project management skills in different fields.


To be able to explain fundamental process of creation/inauguration of businesses for Food and Health.

Course prerequisites

Attending “Entrepreneurship Training II” is highly recommended to study the practical part of Entrepreneurship Training.

Grading Philosophy

Q&A and discussion in the class (40%) , Team collaboration and presentation about the idea of business model (60%).

Course schedule

Lecture 1 Guidance
? Objective and goal of the Entrepreneurship Training
? Typing of students for group works and self introduction
? Overview of life science business
? History of venture business

Lecture 2 Generic Skills I
? Presentation
? Project management
? Business Model Canvas I

Lecture 3, 4 Generic Skills II
? Project management
? Business Model Canvas II

Lecture 5, 6 Financial Strategy I
? Skills for starting business (financial issue etc.)

Lecture 7, 8 Human Resource Management I
? Introduction of human resource management as a skill of project management

Lecture 9, 10 Project Management
? Basic skills of project management
? Case studies in project management
Lecture 11, 12 Human Resource Management II
? Introduction of coaching
? Coaching skills and practice of coaching

Lecture 13, 14 Intellectual Properties
? Creation, application, maintenance and usage of intellectual properties (patents) in pharmaceutical industry

Lecture 15, 16 Presentation
? Business presentation (rehearsal)
? Q & A

Lecture 17, 18 Financial Strategy II
? Venture capital in the US and finance

Lecture 19, 20 Presentation
? Business presentation
? Awarding

Course type


Online Course Requirement


竹本 佳弘,Harada Yoshinori,Ohneda Osamu

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Link to the syllabus provided by the university