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2021/2022  BA-BBLCV1701U  CSE Business Project

English Title
CSE Business Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
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 BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Lena Olaison - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 26-01-2021

Relevant links

Learning objectives
  • Account for the research question and its relevance in relation to your company start-up process in ’the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’.
  • Account for the chosen literature’s relevance to the research question and to the start-up process in ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’
  • Analyse, discuss and provide a perspective on the tasks performed during the start-up process in ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’, in relation to relevant literature
  • Critically reflect on theories and methods in relation to the field of practice of the start-up process in ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’.
Course prerequisites
We recommend that you only begin ‘the CSE Business Project’ once you have passed all the exams at the first two years (120 ECTS). This will give you the solid academic foundation required for carrying out tasks during the CSE Business Project, as well as heighten the quality of the written work you have to submit for examination after the CSE Business Project.

Enrollment in the CSEs Proof Program. Your startup will need to be approved and be part of the CSE Incubator. Apply for the CSE Proof Program: http:/​/​cse.cbs.dk/​student-entrepreneurs/​proof-program
Fill out the Proof-of-Idea document in the link with 25 questions regarding your idea/company and send it to CSE. You will not be eligible for the CSE Business Project and intern in your own startup unless you have had your first meeting with a CSE Business Developer and been accepted for the Proof Program.
CSE Business Project:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
Assignment type Report
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 Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Requirements for the CSE Business Project Report

  1. You must have an academic supervisor, a CBS academic faculty from whom you are eligible for 4 hours of supervision if you are one student and 5 hours of supervision if you are two students. The purpose of the supervision is to ensure that the CSE Business Project relates to relevant theoretical and empirical problems within the chosen study area.
  2. In cooperation with your CBS academic supervisor you must decide on a curriculum of minimum 1200 pages. The curriculum for the CSE Business Project Report must only overlap with previously used literature by 400 pages. In the CSE Business Project Report you may draw on – and appropriately refer to – the literature and textbooks you have used in your programme of study. The 800 pages of the curriculum requirements for the CSE Business Project Report must be new. The student needs to document that the number of pages of literature equals the required numbers.
  3. The report must describe, analyse and discuss the tasks carried out and problems dealt with during the CSE Business Project and/or the tasks with which your start-up company is engaged in, with the point of departure in a relevant theoretical and/or empirical literature.
  4. The report must be structured as an academic report with a clear research question, a literature review, a methodological section, and an analysis against the backdrop of the reviewed literature. The report must use appropriate academic referencing. Finally, it must include reflections concerning the academic skills learned at the BSc BLC programme and used during the CSE Business Project, as well as a discussion of your start-up process in relation to your further studies and career.
  5. The report must be written in English. It must include a 500 words executive summery written in English.
  6. The agreement with the CSE and documentation of the completed CSE Business Project must be enclosed in Appendix.
  7. The report must be submitted via Digital Exam.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The CSE Business Project is an opportunity and a means to link theory-and-practice within entrepreneurship and prepare for the bachelor project.


The CSE Business Project can only take place at the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE) at CBS.


We ask you to contact the CSE for finding the CBS academic supervisor before you begin the CSE Business Project in order to ensure a purposive observation, data collection and reflection during the CSE Business Project. The CBS supervisor is an academic faculty employed at CBS within the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. During the first 6 weeks of the CSE Business Project you should reach an agreement with your CBS academic supervisor on a topic and a research question that falls within the profile of the BSc BLC programme.


General requirements

  • A copy of the agreement between you and the CSE and a work description written by you and the CSE Business Developer supervisor must be submitted with the application.
  • The work assignments must be relevant for the BSc BLC programme.
  • The student, the CSE internship supervisor and the CBS academic project supervisor will align the objectives with the CSE Business Project no later than one week after starting the CSE Business Project. Ideally, the alignment is done before the CSE Business Project begins. The alignment can be achieved through a physical meeting, an online meeting, or as exchange of e-mails/messages.
  • After the CSE Business Project, the student and the CSE business developer supervisor must document that you have worked at the CSE during the CSE Business Project. The documentation must be enclosed as an appendix to the CSE Busienss Project Report.
  • The CSE Business Project is transferred as an elective and the requirements for the CSE Business Project Report are the same as for a regular exam. The CSE Business Poject is part of your academic specialization and therefore the theoretical and critical reflection of the tasks and the curriculum must be at the BSc BLC level.
  • The report submission deadlines will be announced on my.cbs.dk and Digital Exam.
  • The length of the CSE Business Project is minimum 3 months and a minimum of 30 hours per week, corresponding to 390 hours student work.


Types of teams who can apply for the CSE Business Project

All requirements listed above apply to the two types of CSE Busienss Project mentioned below.

  1. The individual CSE Business Project. The student has an individual agreement with the CSE. The student submits a report in accordance with the listed requirements.
  2. The group CSE Business Project. Students can participate in cross-department or cross-university arrangement, where students work in groups on a start-up project/concept/solution defined by the group or a university consortia. Based on the shared start-up process case, the student has to submit an individual report that fulfils the listed requirements.
Description of the teaching methods
Feedback during the teaching period
CBS academic supervision x 4 hours pr student and 5 hours for two students (group report).
Student workload
Entrepreneurship programme 390 hours
Business Project 22 hours
Total 412 hours
Last updated on 26-01-2021