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2020/2021  KAN-CSOCV1021U  Advanced International Entrepreneurship (Online)

English Title
Advanced International Entrepreneurship (Online)

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Social Sciences
Course coordinator
  • Bo Hee Min - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Online teaching
Last updated on 12-02-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Critically appraise the opportunities and barriers to entrepreneurs’ global expansion path, profitability and sustainability.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key concepts, theories and issues in international entrepreneurship and apply them to real-world cases.
  • Discuss core concepts of competitive strategy and apply them to global entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Present recent scholarly debates, including competing arguments, identify emerging research fields and formulate research questions in those fields.
Course prerequisites
Basic knowledge of entrepreneurship studies (e.g. previous course related to entrepreneurship, such as Entrepreneurial Processes, Strategic Management, Social Entrepreneurship)
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved (see s. 13 of the Programme Regulations): 1
Compulsory home assignments
Completion of all quizzes
Advanced International Entrepreneurship:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Essay
Duration 7 days 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
Description of the exam procedure

Students will be required to write a case-based essay analyzing a business problem and designing an action plan with short- and long-term goals.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

“[T]he world is flat, and anyone with smarts, access to Google and a cheap wireless laptop can join the innovation fray,” declared Thomas Friedman. Undoubtedly, entrepreneurs confront an increasing array of choices regarding global markets. They select locations for their activities across the globe, make choices on outsourcing and ownership modes, manage organizations and processes across borders, or develop online platform businesses. At the same time, a completely borderless world remains an illusion. Entrepreneurs, who want to internationalize successfully, need to pay attention to the sustained differences between countries when developing and evaluating their strategies.


The course introduces the (still emerging) field of international entrepreneurship research, including emerging market entrepreneurship and online business. It discusses frameworks for identifying and taking advantage of the opportunities presented in a dynamic global environment. The five online modules highlight different types of entrepreneurial opportunities and how to best pursue them, drawing from entrepreneurship research, strategy, entrepreneurial finance and management. They equip students with tools and frameworks to assess global opportunities, avoid common mistakes and execute a truly international strategy. Based on real-world business cases, the course analyzes the entire process of international entrepreneurship from idea generation and prototyping to harvesting  value and exit option.


The course targets students who plan to become involved with global entrepreneurial ventures in the role of founders/CEO of international ventures, partners of global startups (e.g. within established corporations), international investors and consultants.


Throughout the course, open research debates in this fairly young and still emerging research field will be highlighted to show opportunities for impactful master thesis research. The course is part of the series Advanced StudiesOnline Electives. It will be taught entirely online; presence in Copenhagen is not required and students study the material at their own schedule.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures, cases and reading discussions (all online.) Students can autonomously determine their schedule.
This course extensively uses cases that students would need to purchase.
Feedback during the teaching period
- Virtual office hours.
- Voluntary test exam during the course (with qualitative feedback and grade. The grade for the test exam is for the students' information only and does not count towards the final grade.)
- Quizzes on LEARN to allow students to control their progress.
Student workload
Course activities (including preparation) 170 hours
Exam (including exam preparation) 36 hours
Expected literature


  • Ghemawat, Pankaj. The Laws of Globalization and Business Applications.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Hisrich, Robert D.  International Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a Global Venture. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2015.
  • Fernhaber, Stephanie A., and Shameen Prashantham.  The Routledge Companion to International Entrepreneurship . Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Last updated on 12-02-2020