Entrepreneurial Project

The course is a master level course and a compulsory part of the masters program, Entrepreneurship. The course can be studied within the Business Administration and Economics programme, the International Business Administration and Economics programme and the Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics – Programme.

The course focuses on the development of a real-life business project. Based on an action-oriented pedagogy the course is designed to let students initiate and carry out a genuine entrepreneurial project, with the possibility to form a company at the end of their master’s year. The overall objective is to provide students with actionable knowledge of how to successfully commercialize a new venture idea into a viable business. As such the course will motivate and encourage students to use their knowledge and skills in practice. The course will also enable reflections about the development of a new business concept in a team setting.

At the beginning of the course students are introduced to project management and lectures are given in how two write a business plan. After this introduction students are expected to work on their respective projects with support from their mentor and academic supervisor. The project work is carried out in teams of three students. The students working together on a project are expected to make formal presentations of their progress at three “board meetings” during the project. The final business plan is handed in at a final presentation in front of external stakeholders.

Basic ideas and concepts for the business projects are supplied by the course management. Students are encouraged to work on personal business ideas that they have come up with. However, all projects must be approved by course management.

Entrepreneurial Processes and Business Opportunities

The aim of the course is to develop knowledge and skills regarding how to initiate and start up new ventures in the region of Oresund. The course provides valuable knowledge and skills for individuals interested in starting up and working with new venture projects as well as for individuals desiring to work close to new and small ventures.

The course in subsidized by the Oresund Entrepreneurship Academy.

Entrepreneurial Growth Strategies: Issues for the Enterprise after the Start-up

Entrepreneurship is a pure form of general management. This course traverses broad areas of owner and manager concern. We begin by introducing a variety of approaches to planning in businesses that are small, but growing or attempting to grow. We view planning as an iterative process that is continually driven by a stream of strategic choices made in dynamic and imperfectly knowable market, competitive and regulatory environments. We consider intellectual property rights, opportunity assessment, public and private financing, risk analysis, venture valuation, organizational structure and practices, marketing in volatile environments, employment practices, and deal structure. This is a challenging, instructive, and valuable class for students who may consider careers in entrepreneurship. The course is designed for graduate students who contemplate starting their own business or joining a growing business after graduation.

Economic history; Economics of Innovation

This course covers several areas of innovation economics, such as their characteristics, their driving forces of innovation and how innovation affects economic growth.

The sub-themes of the course are the following:

Market structures and innovation. This part of the course describes how competitive structures and imperfect competition may induce innovation in different industries.

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Economic Growth, Innovation and Spatial Dynamics – Master Program

Economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship are areas of intense research in several countries and scholars at the departments cooperating in this programme are close to the international frontier. A combination between the three areas in a master’s programme meets a need in analytical and planning work for ability to merge knowledge about economic modelling, and the role of innovation and entrepreneurship with empirical evidence about economic change across time and space. 

Economic Growth over Time and Space

Innovation and technical change is central to long term economic growth but it is treated very differently in economic theories. In a comparative manner this course presents technical change within major theoretical approaches: neoclassical growth models, endogenous growth models and evolutionary structural models. Particular attention is given to an economic historical model combined with a spatial theoretical framework of regional trajectories of growth. The model is based upon complementarities around innovations forming development blocks that are driving processes of structural change. Thus, the interplay between innovations, economic transformation and economic growth is studied with an emphasis on major carrier branches both historically and in contemporary times. Innovations are analysed in relation to variations over time in, e.g., relative prices, entrepreneurial activity, investments, labour demand and employment. It is shown how this, at an aggregate level, shows up in phases of spatial convergence and divergence, respectively.

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Development and Research

The course is divided into a theoretical part common for all students followed by a second experimental part where students choose a project following their interest and in relation to the exam projects listed at DTU Biosys(Department of Systems Biology). The topics from the first part of the course are integrated in the second part where discussions, oral presentations and student group evaluation will be a part of the course portfolio.

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Developing growing Businesses from Patents

The focus will be on understanding business concepts like patents, business models, entrepreneurial strategies, entrepreneurial marketing and entrepreneurial financing and use them to develop an actual patent into a business proposal. The emphasis is on the practice of entrepreneurship. The objective is that students will understand the most important steps in the start-up process. The main project of the course is to develop a business proposal and a pitch for relevant business people. The work is carried out in multidisciplinary groups.

Level: Graduate
Institution: Copenhagen Business School

This course is designed for those who are interested in merging technology and entrepreneurship. The purpose is to explore the start-up and licensing process of companies.

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Culture, Networks and Communities

Strategic Market Management constitute the foundation of the program. This means that the issues, terms and concepts that are introduced during the course will be further explored and elaborated during courses that run concurrently or subsequently during the first and the second semester. Course content

In the first part of the course, we discuss the future of marketing?s role in market creation processes considering the ever increasing occurrence and dynamics of business relationships and networks in industrial and consumer markets. This discussion is guided by the following type of questions: what constitutes a market, a business relationship, and a network? Why do business networks emerge in a market, and how can companies make use of them in market creation processes? Thereafter, in the second part of the course, the focus is on the private consumer and his/her increasing inclination ?to be on-line?. We discuss, by reference to exemplars/cases from ?the one-line world?, the following type of questions: Why do consumers create virtual communities? How can we understand and make use of ?on-line networks and communities? in market creation processes? At last, in the third part of the course, the emphasis is on ?organizational culture?. During this part of the course, we explore and discuss ?why? it is important to understand the core characteristics of a company?s culture, and ?how? we can understand, develop and change it. Thus, the course deals with the following themes:

  • Business relationships, networks and communities
  • Consumer communities and relationships with suppliers
  • The organisational cultural context of marketing

Entrepreneurial management and development university