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2015/2016  BA-BHAAO2124U  Entrepreneurship 1

English Title
Entrepreneurship 1

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Asma Fattoum - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics (INO)
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
Last updated on 22-07-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: The main objective of this course is to help students acquire the knowledge and spirit for entrepreneurship. It aims at furnishing students a practical detailed roadmap that defines the entrepreneurial process, which enables them to:
  • List how entrepreneurship contribute and integrate itself into the economic scene in which it operates
  • Identify mechanisms that may influence the establishment of new ventures
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the entrepreneurial process and its components
  • Actively discuss how entrepreneurship is defined by drawing on identification, development, and evaluation of business opportunities
  • List the contextual circumstances under which entrepreneurship flourish
  • Disentangle the entrepreneurial process and account for how various steps interact
  • In detail account for the elements of each of the entrepreneurial process and how small business differs to that of larger corporations
Entreprenørskab 1:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Essay
Duration 7 days to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead
Oral exam, closed book
Course content and structure

Aim of the course
Entrepreneurship is one of the most consequential divers and activities in any given society. It contributes with plentiful in shaping the structure, size, dynamics and workings of an economy. This course aims at illustrating how entrepreneurship impacts an economy and disentangle the mechanisms through which entrepreneurship has an impact. By doing so, the course work towards furnishing students with an understanding of entrepreneurship in general and conveying an appreciation of the elements that defines entrepreneurship and therefore are pre-requisites for entrepreneurial venturing. The course aspires to unravel the different maneuvers that an entrepreneur undertakes when venturing a new organization. This is achieved by organizing the entrepreneurial process into formalized steps of conduct. By doing so, the course also acts as an overall umbrella that ties the different courses of the entire program

The course considers how macro and meso economic environments interact with entrepreneurial venturing and entrepreneurial tendencies. It entails literature and case based learning. The course scrutinizes how entrepreneurial firms emerge and how they are established. It covers details on the strategic considerations given the liabilities of being a newly established organization. It relates contextual settings to resource limitations and resource considerations. And it seeks to convey an understanding of some of the steps of setting up a new firm. The content of this course is further supported with guest speakers.

This course is thought of as a foundation for the remaining courses in entrepreneurship by bestowing definitions and an understanding of the entire entrepreneurial process

Teaching methods
Teaching style
Lectures are organized as interactive two‐way communicative sessions in which students critically contribute to the content of the course. It aims at coupling theoretical content with case based learning in which students are encouraged to assess how given cases contribute to our understanding of the different mechanisms entrepreneurship involves. There will be several guest speakers during the course.
Expected literature

Core reading:
Storey, D.J. and Greene,F.J. "Small Business and Entrepreneurship."
JFT Prentice Hall (2010)
Additional literature:
Baumol, William J. "Entrepreneurship: Productive, unproductive, and destructive." Journal of political economy (1990): 893-921.
Bhide, A. "The questions every entrepreneur must answer” Harvard Business Review, November-December
Shane, Scott, and Sankaran  Venkataraman. “The promise of entrepreneurship as a field of research." Academy of Management Review 25, no. 1 (2000): 217‐226.

Supplementary materials will be distributed by instructor in class.

Last updated on 22-07-2015