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2017/2018  MA-MMBFO1195U  A-Board

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 3 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration Two Quarters
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Full-Time MBA
Course coordinator
  • Eythor Jonsson - SI
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
Last updated on 26-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Describe growth organizations and the key tasks of developing organizations
  • Describe the main issues regarding business cases and potential of ventures
  • Solve problems and challenges which organizations face regarding business models and growth strategy
  • Use theories from the strategic literature, as well as finance, marketing and other disciplines to help entrepreneurs develop their organizations
  • Work effectively in a team of advisers and an advisory board which creates value for organizations
The exam in the subject consists of two parts:
A-board Program:
Sub exam weight60%
Examination formOral exam
Individual or group examIndividual exam
Duration60 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation timeWith the listed preparation time: 60 Minutes
Grading scale7-step scale
Examiner(s)Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam periodSpring
AidsOpen book: all written and electronic aids
The student is allowed to bring to the preparation room: Simple writing and drawing utensils, laptop/tablet as a reference book (NB: there are no electric outlets available), any calculator, books including translation dictionaries, compendiums, notes. PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the preparation time.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A-board Program:
Sub exam weight40%
Examination formHome assignment - written product
Individual or group examGroup exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group3-5
Size of written productMax. 15 pages
Assignment typeReport
DurationWritten product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale7-step scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodSpring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The A-Board is an advisory board program for small and medium sized companies focusing on business opportunities and larger companies focusing on innovation processes. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their participation on the board as team members.


The program will be structured around either start-up cases or innovation cases. The start-up cases are focused on companies in the early growth stages which are looking for helicopter view of the organization and to explore “what business they could be.” The innovation cases are focused on larger companies working with innovation projects which are looking for analysis of the business case of the innovations

Teaching methods
Three to four students will be sitting on a board of advisors, along with A-Board facilitator/chairman. Three board meetings will be held with a 1-3 months interval. The objective of the A-board program is to help students to understand the process of entrepreneurship and innovation as well as gaining experience in consulting and corporate governance.
Feedback during the teaching period
Ongoing feedback during meetings
Student workload
Group meetings 10 hours
Preparation 15 hours
Project 15 hours
Last updated on 26-06-2017