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Exam sessions (Extraordinary measures)

Thursday 21 May 2020

Dear students,

Considering the actual situation and the fact that all attending students have taken previous exam sessions, I have decided to keep all remaining sessions as oral exams. I have already modified the exam rules and I am reporting here the extract:

 

Extraordinary measures for exam sessions to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and related restriction.

For all exam sessions of the 2019-2020 year (until February 2021), the exam session has been modified.

Instead of a written exam, all sessions will consist in an oral exam to be organized on TEAMS (until further notice or integration). Please see the University’s guidelines for exam modality 1 “Esame orale”. All session in Delphi will be changed from the indication of written exam to that of oral exam. Please refer to the syllabus to specific material to be prepared, and since all attending students have already given the exam, please see the section for non-attending students.

To sustain the exam, you need to connect on TEAMS, in which a module of ENTREPRENUERSHIP has been created and ask the participation. On the date of the exam, connect to the online session created in channel dedicated to the specific exam date. Please notice that in case of session with no registrations in Delphi the session will be not schedule, thus do not forget this vital passage. During the oral exam, open questions will be asked; excellent answers are those with an appropriate mix between theory and practice, i.e. business examples in which the theory can be applied. Yet, theoretical connections among different topics/theories, the ability to criticize and reflect upon the validity of the theory, and elaboration of strategies to a better implementation are also evaluated. These open questions verify a proper acquisition of knowledge, the ability to apply this knowledge to concrete business cases, and the ability of critical judgment. Yet, the communication skills, in the form of clarity and logic flow of the answer will be also evaluated.

For any doubt, please write to the teacher.

As suggested at the end, please write me in case you have any doubts about the modalities of this exams.

Regards

MP

 

Final Pre-exam results (corrected)

Friday 22 November 2019

Dear students,
In the list I sent previously this afternoon, there was a line mistake, so several IDs were wrongly assigned to other people plus there were also some transcription errors.
I revised completely the list and now everything should be in place correctly.
Please download the file again and, if there are other problems, let me know.
The other information I sent you in the previous communications still stand.

Kind regards
MP
 

Pre-exam results are online

Friday 22 November 2019

Dear Students,

The final grades of the pre-exam are out. I put the grades obtained in the group presentation (40%) and the written exam (60%) and the final result.
I am really satisfied with the written exam results some of them were very good.
It was a pleasure to work with all of you and I remember you that to transcript the grade you have to register on Delphi on an official exam session, otherwise you cannot have your grade in your career.
The first date available is the 20th of December. You need to come physically on that date at 11.00 to register the grade on the booklet. In that occasion you can also take vision of the written exam, otherwise you can send an email and we will schedule an individual appointment. If there is enough interest, I can also schedule a full session of office hours to look at the written exam together.

Kind regards
MP

 

Results of the group presentations are out

Friday 25 October 2019

Dear Students,
I have just published the results of your presentations. As per syllabus, these grades will represent the 40% of your final mark.
Kind regards
MP

Next week material

Saturday 12 October 2019

Dear Students,
I have just upload the whole material of this week and the incoming one.
Please specifically have a look at the integrative material since there is a lot of material related to the business plan and thus to what you need to present in the week 22th -24th of October.
Kind regards
MP

Material Week 3

Saturday 28 September 2019

Dear Students,

I have just uploaded the material necessary for next week lecture.

Remember on Thursday, all groups need to present their possible venture according the effectuation theory, thus explaining why this venture relates to the group (member). Keep the presentation short of maximum 6-7 minutes.

Enjoy the weekend

MP

Grades from the first Winter session

Monday 28 January 2019

Dear Students,
I just published the list of grades for the first winter session. I will give you until Friday to contact me at my email massimiliano.pellegrini@uniroma2.it  to confirm the acceptance of the grades. After that moment I will register you automatically. If you want the booklet signed you can come this Wednesday around 11.30 in my room (3c.3). Otherwise, unfortunately you have to wait the day of the written exam in February since I will be at a conference next week. Kind regards
MP

Grades from the first Winter session

Monday 28 January 2019

Dear Students,
I just published the list of grades for the first winter session. I will give you until Friday to contact me at my email massimiliano.pellegrini@uniroma2.it  to confirm the acceptance of the grades. After that moment I will register you automatically. If you want the booklet signed you can come this Wednesday around 11.30 in my room (3c.3). Otherwise, unfortunately you have to wait the day of the written exam in February since I will be at a conference next week. Kind regards
MP

Pre-exam grades

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Dear Students,
Your grades for the pre-exam have been just released. I hope you enjoyed the module and found it profitable. Personally I am very satisfied, so, let me express my congratulations and the pleasure of having worked together.

Just remember that you need to enroll again in an “official” exam session to register these grades. When you do so, please indicate that you are coming only for transcribe the grade writing “only registration” in the note box.

If you are an Erasmus student, it will be issued a “special” exam session in December on the 21th (Friday) from 11am just to transcribe these grades. You need to enroll anyway.

Kind regards
MP

Pre-exam list

Sunday 28 October 2018

Dear Students,

I have updated the list of the pre-exam students. For some student, I was not bale to force the system and register you but neverthesless I have added the this published list.

Only these students can take the pre-exam (i.e. only those that have presented on Thursday).

Regards

MP

 

 

Registration for the pre-exam

Saturday 20 October 2018

Dear Students,

I have just opened the link on Delphi to register to the pre-exam. Please register now so I can understand the indicative number of people and have a list of them.

I do want to stress that however this is NOT the official registration for the exam so to obtain the grade and have it registered in your career during the exam session you need to REGISTER AGAIN. 

See you next week.

MP

Fourth week materials

Friday 12 October 2018

Dear Students,
I have uploaded all the material covered with Prof. DePedys during these weeks. To help you in browsing the materials, I re-ordered both the slides and the integrative material folders. I just gave a title to each lesson (not changed the numbers) and I assigned a number every integral material so you can understand to which lesson/unit is referred to. I did not change any content so no worries.
About the group assignment as I already told you will have to present a “light” business for your idea. The scheme to be followed can be found in the slides of lesson 7 (Business Plan Structure). For the financial part and forecasts, you can simply show revenues, costs, and cash flows. Your ability is not performing complex projection tables and formulas rather demonstrating that your “numbers” are credible. So in this part you can clearly provide and explanation.
I will see you next week and in the meanwhile for any clarification you can contact me via email.
Regards
MP

Material Second Week and assignment for Friday (5th of October)

Saturday 29 September 2018

Dear Students,

I have uploaded all the necessary material for the past week. Specifically it contains:

Slides of lesson 3: Explanation of the Discovery and Creation Theories in entrepreneurship.

Comparison of the two theories (discovery and creation): To facilitate you the study of this topic, in addition to the two cornerstone papers of Shane and Venkataraman (2000) and Sarasvathy (2001), I also included a nice summary of differences between this two approaches presented by Alvarez and Barney (2007).

Slides on Brainstorming: in particular the Six hat technique

Slides of lesson 4: the Canvas model

The Canvas model: In the integrative material to facilitate the study of the Canvas model I added the first chapter of the book, that you could also download from the book's website.

For next week, you will meet the other professor Vittorio de Pedys and he will introduce you to the structure of a business plan. Before doing this, as we already agreed in class, you will present your slide with the business model (using the CANVAS model) of your own idea, so to receive some initial feedback on your ideas. The presentation should be done with a slide project and a comment of it to the professor no longer than 10 minutes.

Have a nice weekend.
MP

Week 1 Material and papers for Week 2

Saturday 22 September 2018

Dear Students,

I have uploaded the material used in the previous week (Week 1). I slighted edited presentation of lesson 1 to follow precisely the class program. So now, you can download Lesson 1 and 2.

I have also added two academic papers with two completely opposite perspectives on the nature of opportunities in entrepreneurship and on entrepreneurship itself. 

You should read both papers and be prepared for next week class discussion.

Have a good weekend

 

MP