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2019/2020  MA-MMBAO1526U  Entrepreneurship and Innovation

English Title
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Jesper Rangvid - Department of Finance (FI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 28-06-2019

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Learning objectives
At the end of the course the participants should be able to:
  • Describe and contrast different approaches to entrepreneurship and to innovation,
  • Assess the relevance of key concepts, approaches, and tools from entrepreneurship and innovation studies in developed country contexts and a developing country context like Uganda,
  • Reflect upon the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in their organizations and other business contexts.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
Exam ECTS 5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
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) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter and Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A written case assignment based on a case or a subject chosen by the
teacher. The assignment must be formulated and given to the students at least nine days prior to the expiration of the deadline. It should be 15 pages long and submitted to CBS Digital Exam. The exam is held internally, and the assignment is put forward and assessed by the relevant faculty.

The make-up/re-examination will be held as an oral examination if the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

Innovation has become an increasingly crucial ingredient in value generation and development of organizations and the human enterprise at large. Nowadays, IT-driven innovation plays a pivotal role in transforming organizations as well as industries. Business models and best practices that were established over the past 100 years have become obsolete because IT changes the playing field and the rules of engagement in most business sectors. Just consider how the Internet is changing the newspaper market or the travel industry. While advertisers prefer to use their marketing resources on Internet advertising, businesses are still struggling with how to react to digitalization: is it a threat or an opportunity? How "free" services can become a basis for sustainable and even very lucrative business models? Moreover, advances in mobile technologies (smart phones and tablets) are about to transform the business landscape once again. Participants in the this course will gain a thorough understanding of how digitalization influence businesses and the competitive landscape while also getting the latest tools and techniques for managing business innovation as well as spinning off new ventures. Overall, the course provides a balanced mix of formal theory, critical thinking, and hands-on experience.

Description of the teaching methods
The course: 10 sessions in 2 parts.
1st Part is entrepreneurship and innovation in a corporate context. 2nd Part take place in Uganda and is entrepreneurship in a developing country context.

Seminar: lectures, case discussions, mini workshops, guest lectures and class presentations. The class meetings are interactive and require ongoing engagement of the students. The interactive nature of the course limits the class size and requires attendance in order to acquire successfully the learning objectives.
Feedback during the teaching period
The feedback
Feedback is given to the student together with the grade when written and oral exams have been evaluated.

The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Lectures 24 hours
Preparation + Exam 86 hours
Study Trip 56 hours
Expected literature

Syllabus will be available, well in time, before the first session.

Last updated on 28-06-2019