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2021/2022  BA-BHAAI1082U  Entrepreneurship & Innovation

English Title
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration Summer
Start time of the course Summer
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 100
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Tianjiao Xu - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
For academic questions related to the course, please contact course responsible Tianjiao Xu (tx.si@cbs.dk).
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Management
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 01/12/2021

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Identify and apply the major steps, tools and frameworks used in discovering, evaluating and developing opportunities for new ventures.
  • Explain the theoretical underpinnings of the dynamics of innovation.
  • Demonstrate critical reasoning skills in assessing the viability of new venture opportunities.
  • Utilise and apply knowledge & methodologies used by venture capitalists to make investment decisions about new ventures.
  • Present & communicate, in a professional and informed manner, an venture elevator pitch.
Course prerequisites
Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
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 Written assignment
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
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
The 1st and 2nd retake is a 72-hour, maximum 10-pages home assignment
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach
The continual creation of new ventures is at the heart of any vibrant economy. Yet commercialising innovative ideas is a challenging task balanced between an art and a science, optimism and pragmatism, dream and reality.
This course is for all students who are interested in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. It explores the challenges in conceiving, developing and bringing new ventures and innovative new products or services to market. It introduces students to the vocabulary and mindset of entrepreneurial thinking.
It will cultivate an appreciation for the factors driving new ventures and innovation activities and will straddle both entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship perspectives. The module exposes participants to the practical realities of the entrepreneurial process, yet anchors learning within clear framework structures.
The course is structured to focus participants along multiple learning pathways, firstly identifying the core concepts of innovation, and subsequently identifying and analysing new venture creation processes in depth. Students will explore opportunity recognition, appraise market sizing, and compare market adoption strategies. Finally, students will examine the practical reality of company creation, intellectual property protection, challenges of venture funding and growth management.
Extensive use will be made of the recommended text, supplementary readings, as well as case studies and in-class exercises.
The objective of this course is to help you explore your own entrepreneurial abilities and to encourage entrepreneurial thinking in support your future business career.
Description of the teaching methods
Some recorded materials will be used while in-person teaching and discussion is the main teaching method.
Feedback during the teaching period
Further information on Canvas.

Student workload
Assignment 20 hours
Classroom attendance 38 hours
Preparation 121 hours
Feedback activity 7 hours
Examination 20 hours
Further Information

Short 3 weeks course that cannot be combined with any other course

Preliminary Assignment:

A generic test/assignment will be developed concerning “Nordic Nine”. It will be uploaded on Canvas at the end of May. Students are expected to access this assignment before classes begin. The assignment will not be reviewed in classes

Course and exam timetable is/will be available on https://www.cbs.dk/uddannelse/international-summer-university-programme-isup/courses-and-exams


We reserve the right to cancel the course if we do not get enough applications. This will be communicated on https://www.cbs.dk/uddannelse/international-summer-university-programme-isup/courses-and-exams in start March.”

Last updated on 01/12/2021