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2019/2020  KAN-CSDEO1003U  Entrepreneurship Theory and Finance

English Title
Entrepreneurship Theory and Finance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Fourth Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Social Sciences
Course coordinator
  • Mercedes Delgado - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 31-03-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Demonstrate clear, accurate and comprephensive understanding of the theories for topics covered in the course, and the ability to critically assess the strength and weakness of the theories.
  • Display the ability to apply theories to interpreting empirical evidence.
  • Articulate the relevance of the theories and their strategic implications for business practice.
  • Display the ability to apply theories to the analysis of business situations and the evaluation of possible solutions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make recommendations for firms based on arguments that are sensible, logical and coherent arguments.
Entrepreneurship Theory and Finance:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 72 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Written product to be submitted within 72 hours.



Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course aims to provide students with a set of economics and organizational principles that govern the process of new business creation. The first part of the course provides a general coverage of various aspects of entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurship as a career choice, discovery of opportunities, team formation, business development and strategy, performance and exit.  The second part of the course places a special emphasis on entrepreneurial financing. The goal is to help students understand financing decisions in entrepreneurial settings. The topics included in this part of the courses delve into issues such as financing sources, the incentives of each type investor, the relative costs and benefits of each source of funding, and the connections between funding sources and entrepreneurs’ financing strategy. For certain topics, guests from the industry of design, arts or architecture will be invited to give lectures.

Description of the teaching methods
This course is conducted based on a combination of article-based lectures, case discussions and guest lectures.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedbacks are provided during Q&A time in class and office hours.
Student workload
Attending class 150 hours
Preparation 30 hours
Exam 26 hours
Further Information

This course will tentatively be organized around the following topics:

•Entrepreneurship as a career: the determinants of entrepreneurial entry
•Business opportunity assessment
•Writing a business plan
•Business development and strategy
•Team formation
•Entrepreneurial survival and performance
•Entrepreneurship in Design & Architects
•Entrepreneurial finance

Last updated on 31-03-2020