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2017/2018  KAN-CCMVV5023U  CSE Entrepreneurship Programme

English Title
CSE Entrepreneurship Programme

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Toke Reichstein - SI
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
Last updated on 27-11-2017

Relevant links

Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: In ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’, the student must demonstrate:
  • Ability to account for the research question and its relevance in relation your company start-up process in ’the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’
  • Ability to account for the chosen literature’s relevance to the research question and to the start-up process in ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’
  • Ability to analyse, discuss and provide a perspective on the tasks performed during the start-up process in ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’, in relation to relevant literature
  • Ability to reflect critically on theories and methods in relation to the field of practice of the start-up process in ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’
Course prerequisites
Enrollment in the CSEs Proof Program. Your startup will need to be approved and be part of the CSE Incubator. Apply for the CSE Proof Program: http:/​/​cse.cbs.dk/​student-entrepreneurs/​proof-program
Fill out the Proof-of-Idea document in the link with 25 questions regarding your idea/company and send it to CSE. You will not be eligible for the ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ and intern in your own startup unless you have had your first meeting with a CSE Business Developer and been accepted for the Proof Program.
We kindly ask you to also sign-up through the online registration. The deadline for applying is June 20th 2017.
60 ECTS: You need to have passed your first year at master level equivalent to 60 ECTS credits. We will check whether you have passed all first year courses before August 2017.
If you are not a CBS student, you need to send documentation that you have passed your first year at your study program before August 2017.
CSE Entrepreneurship Programme:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 2
Size of written product Max. 50 pages
Individual report max 30 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Requirements for ‘ the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’

  1. You must have an academic supervisor, a CBS academic faculty from whom you are eligible for 4 hours of supervision if you are one student and 5 hours of supervision if you are two students. The purpose of the supervision is to ensure that ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship program’ relates to relevant theoretical and empirical problems within the chosen study area.
  2. In cooperation with your CBS academic supervisor you must decide on a curriculum of minimum 1200 pages when ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ weighs 15 ECTS. The curriculum for ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’ must only overlap with previously used literature by 400 pages. In ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’ you may draw on – and appropriately refer to – the literature and textbooks you have used in your programme of study. The 800 pages of the curriculum requirements for ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’ must be new. The student needs to document that the number of pages of literature equals the required numbers.
  3. You must submit 30 pages if you are one student and 50 pages if you are two students. The report must describe, analyse and discuss the tasks carried out and problems dealt with during ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ and/or the tasks with which your start-up company is engaged in, with the point of departure in a relevant theoretical and/or empirical literature.
  4. The report must be structured as an academic report with a clear research question, a literature review, a methodological section, and an analysis against the backdrop of the reviewed literature. The report must use appropriate academic referencing. Finally, it must include reflections concerning the academic skills learned at the MSc EBA program and used during ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’, as well as a discussion of your start-up process in relation to your further studies and career.
  5. The report must be written in Danish or English. It must include a 500 words executive summery written in English.
  6. The agreement with the CSE and documentation of the completed ‘CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ must be enclosed in Appendix.
  7. The report must be submitted digitally and will be assessed by the chosen CBS academic supervisor as examiner. The report will be graded according to the 7-point grading scale.
Course content and structure

‘The CSE Entrepreneurship Program is an opportunity and a means to link theory-and-practice within entrepreneurship and prepare for the master thesis. Supervisor(s) and students need to comply with the guidelines in this document. Also, the second internal CBS academic project supervisor and examiner need to read this document, before grading ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’.



‘The CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ can only take place at the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE) at CBS.


To begin ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ you must have passed 60 ECTS credits of your MSc EBA program’s first and second semester courses. We recommend that you only begin ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ once you have passed all the exams at the first year. This will give you the solid academic foundation required for carrying out tasks during ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’, as well as heighten the quality of the written work you have to submit for examination after ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’.


We ask you to contact the CSE for finding the CBS academic supervisor before you begin ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ in order to ensure a purposive observation, data collection and reflection during ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’. The CBS supervisor is an academic faculty employed at CBS within the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. During the first 6 weeks of ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ you should reach an agreement with your CBS academic supervisor on a topic and a research question that falls within the profile of the MSc EBA program.


General requirements

  • The work assignments must be relevant for your study programme.
  • The student, the CSE business developer supervisor and the CBS academic supervisor will align the objectives with ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ no later than one week after starting ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’. Ideally, the alignment is done before ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ begins. The alignment can be achieved through a physical meeting, an online meeting, or as exchange of e-mails/messages.
  • After ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’, the student and the CSE business developer supervisor must document that you have worked at the CSE during ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’. The documentation must be enclosed as an appendix to ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’.
  • ‘The CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ is transferred as an elective and the requirements for ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’ are the same as for a regular exam. ‘The CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ is part of your academic specialization and therefore the theoretical and critical reflection of the tasks and the curriculum must be at the MSc EBA level.
  • Reports’ during the year. The deadlines will be announced at ‘myCBS.dk’.
  • The length of ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ is 3 to 4 months and a minimum of 37,5 hours per week, corresponding to 450 hours student work. As a guideline 15 ECTS correspond to 450 student working hours.


Types of teams who can apply for ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program'

All requirements listed above apply to the two types of ’CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ mentioned below.

  1. The individual ’CSE Entrepreneurship Program’. The student has an individual agreement with the CSE. The student hands in a report in accordance with the listed requirements. The report will be evaluated and graded.
  2. The group ’CSE Entrepreneurship Program’. Students can participate in cross-department or cross-university arrangement, where students work in groups on a start-up project/concept/solution defined by the group or a university consortia. Based on the shared start-up process case, the student has to hand in an individual report that fulfils the listed requirements. The report will be evaluated and graded.
Teaching methods
Feedback during the teaching period
CBS academic supervision x 4 hours pr student and 5 hours for two students (group report)
Student workload
Entrepreneurship programme 30 hours
Academic report 7,5 hours
Last updated on 27-11-2017