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2019/2020  KAN-CSIEO2023U  Entrepreneurial Processes

English Title
Entrepreneurial Processes

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Second Quarter, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Social Sciences
Course coordinator
  • Dan Wadhwani - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 03-10-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Utilize the POCD framework to evaluate new business opportunities.
  • Discuss the key activities, resources and relationships necessary to develop products/services with a viable customer value proposition.
  • Develop business plans of products and/or services and undertake iterative testing and revision of these plans based on primary and secondary research.
  • Use various methods for presenting ideas to others in a variety of contexts. A specific outcome of these efforts will be the new business pitch that student teams will complete on the last day of class.
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved: 1
Compulsory home assignments
One activity-based grading (approved/not approved). Passing the compulsory assignment is a prerequisite for participating in the regular exam.

Please note that if a student does not hand in the compulsory assignment, there will be no further tries, and the student will not have access to the ordinary exam. Nevertheless, if the compulsory assignment is not approved, or if the student is ill (documented), he or she will have a second try before the ordinary exam.
Entrepreneurial Processes:
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) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course introduces students to entrepreneurial processes. It focuses in particular on (a) the evaluation of new business opportunities, (b) the assembly of resources, and (c) the management of risks and returns. The course fits between idea generation and growth and exits within the OIE curriculum.


We emphasize the skills, capabilities, and judgment needed to effectively manage entrepreneurial processes. The course takes a unique interdisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship, integrating entrepreneurial history, strategy, and finance. It teaches students how to draw on the past in imaginging opportunities, assembling resources, dealing with uncertainty, and legitmizing innovative ventures. 


It will involve both quantitative and qualitative modes of reasoning about entrepreneurial decision making. 


Students will learn through a combination of lectures, case discussions, exercises, and the development of their own business plans. 

Description of the teaching methods
The pedagogy for the class is, primarily, studio-based learning. Using knowledge from assigned readings, short lectures and cases, class discussions and group exercises.
Feedback during the teaching period
In-class feedback on compulsory assignment.
Video feedback on selected case discussion.
Office hours.
Student workload
Class preparation 101 hours
Exam (including exam preparation) 72 hours
Teaching 33 hours
Expected literature
Last updated on 03-10-2019