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2019/2020  BA-BSACO1021U  Cultural Entrepreneurship: Arts and Culture

English Title
Cultural Entrepreneurship: Arts and Culture

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Third Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Service Management
Course coordinator
  • Maximilian Schellmann - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Management
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 25-03-2020

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Learning objectives
The student should be able to:
  • Account for the theoretical and conceptual frameworks
  • Apply the theoretical and conceptual framework to empirical cases
  • Discuss and assess the theoretical and conceptual framework in terms of relevance, usefulness, efficiency and epistemological/ontological assumptions
  • Develop an understanding of entrepreneurship through discussions of aesthetics, cultural policies and politics and sociological diagnoses of the present
  • Reflect on the proposed conclusion in terms of social, cultural and economic impact
  • Initiate, organize and assess cultural projects as part of the syllabus
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved: 1
Oral presentations etc.
Group presentation in class

In order for students to participate in the final examination of the course, it is a condition that the oral presentation has been carried out and approved within a set deadline.

If a student that has carried out the oral presentation within the set deadline, but the oral presentation wasn't approved, the student will be offered a make-up activity for the failed presentation, that must be approved within a new set deadline prior to the ordinary exam.

However, it is a precondition that the student has made an attempt to have the oral presentation approved within the first set deadline, unless it can be documented that lack of submission/participation was caused by illness or similar circumstances.
Cultural entrepreneurship:
Exam ECTS 7,5
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 2-3
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The team project that runs throughout the whole course, is handed in at a specified time 



Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course provides the students with the theoretical and conceptual frameworks to discuss, analyze and manage cultural entrepreneurship. It provides competences to formulate and develop entrepreneurial processes and to apply these to empirical cases within the field of arts and culture. The course introduces three approaches to cultural entrepreneurship: 1) cultural entrepreneurship as managerially driven endeavors to change and renew cultural institutions. 2) cultural entrepreneurship as politically and economically driven endeavors to initiate and support urban and regional development. 3) cultural entrepreneurship as socially driven endeavors to advocate community identity and increase diversity in artistic and cultural expressions. The course links the three approaches to globalization with a specific focus on new social media and technologies, cultural and identity studies, and the opportunities offered by a global economy. In terms of paedagogics, the course requires the students to initiate, organize and assess cultural projects.

Description of the teaching methods
The course consists of dialogue based lectures, group based work on empirical cases, initiation organization and assessment of cultural projects, and inputs from cultural entrepreneurs.
Feedback during the teaching period
Forms of continuous feedback are essential parts of the course: Students will be asked to work in groups on a project, which covers a cultural entrepreneurial doing. Students are asked throughout the course to both present their work in process, as well as specific chapters from the boo "Effectual Entrepreneurship". This is done either via student presentations in class, peer-to-peer feedback sessions or on-site visits outside the classroom to follow up and discuss organizations or project or theory specific challenges.
Student workload
Lectures and workshop 42 hours
Preparation and exam 164 hours
Expected literature

Curriculum (subject to change)
Full curriculum will be available at CBS Canvas mid-January

Last updated on 25-03-2020