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Guidelines for Term Paper

10MBA42 Entrepreneurship Development Sections B, C Prof. Vedavyas MG

1. Article or Chapter Review


Carries 20 marks Article/Chapter being reviewed should be at least 10 pages long Review should be 2 to 3 pages long A4 size, hand written, 20 to 25 lines per page Attach a hard copy of the article and its review in a plastic folder punched and filed Should be submitted to class rep before T3 starts
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Term Paper Contents


Should contain
Title Review of .. USN and name of student Name of article, source, author Summary of the article Text book treatment of the same topic (class learning) Gap between what the article says and what the text book says What you learnt from the article What is your opinion about the article (critique) Bibliography (Other references you made)
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Evaluation criteria
1. Completeness of review format, contents, size, neatness, English etc. 2. Ability to understand the content and rephrase it 3. Ability to identify gap between text book and article 4. Analysis as evidenced by criticism and learning parts
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2. Business Idea
Carries 20 marks Complete business plan about 5 to 7 pages Industry analysis need not be detailed but a summary is a must Other business plan contents as discussed in class Evaluation will be based on
Strength of business idea; thought process Level of research Ability to put together the plan connecting different sections; consistency
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3. Rs. 1,000 entrepreneur


Carries 20 marks One page business summary initial idea Business plan about 2 to 4 pages Evaluation will be based on
Strength of business idea; thought process Explaining the experience, learning and connecting it to problems/rewards in enterprise building Value of the story write a story of how you did it, what problems you faced, how were they solved, what did you learn, which assumptions were right, which went wrong, how would you do it again, how would you scale it, etc. Financials; customer survey feedback
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4. Interviewing five entrepreneurs


Carries 20 marks One page summary initial idea, list of entrepreneurs Two page questionnaire to be approved by me Term paper to cover all aspects of entrepreneurship like a research-based case study plus story about 4 pages in length Evaluation will be based on
Insights gained into entrepreneurship; thought process Explaining the experience of interviewees, learning and connecting it theory

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Term Paper Guidelines