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2022/2023  BA-BHAAV2705U  Internship in CSE-based startup

English Title
Internship in CSE-based startup

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Christoph Viebig - Department of Business Humanities and Law
  • Lena Olaison - Department of Business Humanities and Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 04-07-2022

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Learning objectives
In this internship, the student must demonstrate:
  • Ability to account for the research question and its relevance in relation the start-up in which the internship is taking place
  • Ability to account for the chosen literature’s relevance to the research question and to the start-up of the internship
  • Ability to analyse, discuss and provide a perspective on the tasks performed during the internship in relation to relevant literature
  • Ability to reflect critically on theories and methods in relation to the field of practice of the internship
  • Provide thoughtful implications of the work for other startups and the account for the boundaries of these implications
Course prerequisites
There are a number of criteria that has to be met in order for you to elect this course.
• You have to be enrolled in the minor in entrepreneurship and hence also elect Entrepreneurial Strategy, Entrepreneurial Finance and Entrepreneurial Business Planning and Development.
• You have to have started your own firm and have it approved by CSE by being enrolled in the CSE proof program (Apply for the CSE Proof Programme here: http:/​/​cse.cbs.dk/​proof-programme), or you need to have the consent of an approved CSE startup that you can do an internship with them writing about the firm in one of the designated areas. Make sure the startup informs the CSE Business Developers that you will intern in their startup to get the approval for the internship.
• You have to find a supervisor that will accept to guide you in pursuing the internship and writing the essay
Internship in CSE-based startup:
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 Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale Pass / Fail
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

Course Description:

This internship is an elective which is tightly connected with the Minor in Entrepreneurship. It offers students the opportunity to dwell deeper into the details of one or more topics covered in the Minor of Entrepreneurship. In addition, it offers students the possibility to apply some of the key terms from these areas of expertise to a more applied context – namely their own startup or a CSE base d startup. The internship is either in the student’s own start-up enrolled in the CSE proof program (Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship) or in a startup established by others but which is enrolled in the CSE Proof program. It involves writing an essay accounting for a specific problem defined by the student himself/herself and approved by the supervisor and which is relevant for the startup in which the internship takes place.


Course Contents:

The internship is linked to three elective courses at the bachelor level at CBS. These are entrepreneurial strategy, entrepreneurial finance, and entrepreneurial business planning and development all offered at the fifth semester. The internship and the activities of the student in the internship has to be tightly connected with one or several of these courses. The student has to define a problem statement based on one or more of these courses and work on resolving a conundrum or shedding additional light on a topic covered in at least one of these courses. It is expected that the student chooses a relatively narrow topic but extend the knowledge what has already been taught in the minor. This can be done using the startup as a field study or simply by working on a challenge that the startup is facing and that is linked to the topics taught in the Minor.

Description of the teaching methods
Supervision. Each student will be assigned 4 hours of supervision
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback trough supervision
Student workload
Supervision 1 hours
Exam 1 hours
Expected literature

The student has to define his/her own literature which has to go beyond that studied in the minor.  

Last updated on 04-07-2022