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2019/2020  MA-MMBAO2029U  Entrepreneurship and Innovation

English Title
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 4 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
  • Be able to understand the relationship between the different phases of the innovation process
  • Be able to acquire fundamental concepts and tools in the area of management innovation
  • Be able to identify, analyze and explain how technological innovation transforms well established business models
  • Be able to understand and analyze how the digitalization changes business an innovation processes
  • Be able to understand the transformation from product based innovation to platform based innovation
  • Be able to identify, position and evaluate a business opportunity
  • Be able to evaluate a business opportunity through theory-based critical assessment and discuss the results including how to mitigate the prevailing challenges as well as how to move ahead with the development of the underlying innovation
Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
Exam ECTS 4
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer 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 10 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.

Alternative examination format: 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.
Description of the exam procedure

The project should focus on a particular organization of choice. Building on the class material and the assigned readings, the project should (1) describe and analyze the organization of choice from and innovation and entrepreneurship standpoint; (2) Provide an analysis of the benefits that increased level of innovation/entrepreneurship could bring to the company/Business Unit; (3) Provide an action plan for how Entrepreneurial Intensity / Innovation in the organization could be increased over the next 3 years

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. Innovation takes many forms and shapes; Technology driven innovation allows companies to fundamentally change the economics of their business, which translates into new business models and market segments. In the course we will attempts to go beyond the outcomes of a typical innovation process and look at the organizational drivers that can influence the process.


The course adopts a corporate entrepreneurship approach to innovation where the “innovator” or the corporate entrepreneur is at the core of the analysis. What makes some managers and employees more innovative and entrepreneurial than others? What motivates the corporate entrepreneur? How can organizations stimulate and direct the innovation and entrepreneurial activities of the corporation? These are the fundamental issues being addressed in the course. Overall, the course provides a balanced mix of formal theory, critical thinking, and hands-on experience.

Description of the teaching methods
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
Expected literature

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

Last updated on 28-06-2019