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2022/2023  KAN-CCMVI2104U  Introduction to Entrepreneurship

English Title
Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration Summer
Start time of the course Summer
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 60
Study board
Study Board for MSc 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
  • Management
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 16-11-2022

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Learning objectives
Students are expected to understand and apply main theoretical frameworks in entrepreneurship to real world cases and phenomena
  • Identify and apply the major theoretical frameworks used in discovering, evaluating and developing opportunities for new ventures.
  • Demonstrate critical reasoning skills in assessing how opportunities are identified and exploited
  • Present & communicate, in a professional, concise and clear manner
Course prerequisites
Completed Bachelor degree or equivalent
Introduction to 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 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 retake is a 72-hour, maximum 10-pages home assignment.
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, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.

The 2nd retake is always an online oral exam (20 minutes online oral exam with no preparation time) with one internal examiner and an internal co-examiner.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course introduces key theories related to Entrepreneurship, focusing on various stages of the entrepreneurship process. This course will discuss the following topics: factors that encourage individuals to self-select into entrepreneurship, formation of entrepreneurial teams, process of new venture creation, raising financial capital for startups, entrepreneurial exiting strategies etc. Finally, students will learn about the potential impact of entrepreneurial endeavors, both in terms of societal values including advancement in knowledge and innovations, and in terms of economic development and contribution to economic growth and employment creation. 

Description of the teaching methods
Part of the course materials will be delivered through recorded videos, featuring both the instructor and guest lecturers. In-person teaching will be the main method of teaching.
Feedback during the teaching period
Further information on Canvas.
Student workload
Preparation for class 120 hours
Classroom attendance 33 hours
Feedback activity 7 hours
Assignment 26 hours
Examination 20 hours
Further Information

Ordinary 6 weeks course


Preliminary Assignment:

The course coordinator uploads Preliminary Assignment on Canvas at the end of May. It is expected that students participate as it will be included in the final exam, but the assignment is without independent assessment & grading.


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 16-11-2022