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2020/2021  MA-MMBAO1105U  Innovation

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 4 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration Two Semesters
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 30-06-2020

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Learning objectives
At the end of the course the participants should be able to:
  • Describe and contrast different approaches to innovation,
  • Assess the relevance of key concepts, approaches, and tools from innovation studies in developed country contexts and a developing country context like India.
  • Reflect upon the role of innovation in their organizations and other business contexts.
Exam ECTS 4
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 15 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 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 can 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. 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
The course: 6 sessions in India
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 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 exam has 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 48 hours
Expected literature

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

Last updated on 30-06-2020