The demand for competencies to create and develop creative thinking companies is increasing. The study programme meets this demand by bringing together students with different commercial, technical and it backgrounds.
The purpose is to stimulate creative thinking and sustainability in the companies in the process of going from idea to development to action.
The bachelor programme is a 1½-year top-up on a two-year AP degree programme or similar programme. After graduation you will have competencies to start and run companies, or new units in established companies, and make them grow.
Besides that, you will also get strong skills in cooperation and forming teams, and the chance of a wide network within IT, as well as within technical and commercial areas.
The programme is taught fully in English. You will be part of an international environment and will have the opportunity to meet students from Denmark, other European countries and other parts of the world.
Content and structure
The programme consists of three semesters. Each semester offers a project based on the overall theme and linking all subject areas. As a natural progression, most exams are inter-disciplinary.
The 3rd semester is a specialisation module, which consists of an internship in a company or an organisation in Denmark or abroad. It is important that you take an active part in finding the internship that matches the professional profile you want to acquire.
The final bachelor project concludes the programme. The students choose the topic of their bachelor project in consultation with Cphbusiness and preferably with a company as well. This gives you the opportunity to apply theories in practice. Cphbusiness must approve the project outline.
Examples of topics
- 24 steps to a successful startup
- Design Thinking
- Business models
- Business development
- Growth acceleration
- Investment proposals and pitching
- Creating and leading strong teams
- Project Management
Examples of elective topics
Electives hone your information-analyzing skills and train your ability to gather in-depth technical knowledge prior to professional conversations with R&D experts within your chosen field.
- 1st and 2nd semester: Classroom teaching, projects, guidance guest lecturing etc.
- 3rd semester: Internship and final bachelor project
As a graduate you will be able to start a new company (yours or someone else’s) or a new unit in an established company and make it grow. You can also apply for positions such as (but not limited to):
- Business Developer
- Project Manager
- Innovation Consultant
Learning environment and study activities
At Cphbusiness, we see it as our most important task to contribute to your development so that you can help create the future business life.
Thus, Cphbusiness’ study activities aim to develop your academic and personal skills, in order to let you navigate in an organisation and create value at a work place or start and run your own company.
We believe that you learn best by working with specific tasks in practice. Therefore, our student activities are less focused on traditional teaching and to a greater extent built around activities where you play an active role yourself. You will have co-responsibility for and influence on your own learning, and feedback will be an important part of the study activities.
Besides traditional teaching, the study activities will include project work, cases and assignment work, where you through cooperation and dialogue solve specific tasks along with your fellow students and with your lecturers as counsellors. Furthermore, you will be challenged in digital study activities.
At Cphbusiness, all of the study programmes are scheduled as a full-time course of study. However, we try to create an environment where you can study full-time and also work at a part-time job. We do this in order to help you strengthen your business skills. As a result of this, you typically have two half days or one whole day off every week, which you can use on your part-time job, together with your study group or on your own preparation.
Education with a world of opportunities
At Cphbusiness, we offer you the opportunity to build and unfold your global, intercultural and linguistic skills through study activities, where you cooperate with students from all over the world. As a natural part of the study programme, the teaching activities including books and cases etc. will be in English.
In every study programme, an obligatory internship is included where you can test your own skills in a company abroad or in an international company in Denmark. In doing so, you will prepare yourself for the global job market that waits for you when you graduate.
What we expect of you as a student
Active participation in the study activities at Cphbusiness will, to a great extent, help you feel better equipped for your future job. Therefore, we expect that you:
- participate in study activities with lecturers, in study groups and on an individual level;
- participate in a mix of study activities (for example project work, workshops, digital learning activities and traditional teaching);
- want to learn in groups along with your fellow students with a diverse background;
- work full time with your studies – this means around 40 hours weekly besides a potential part-time job; and
- want to be challenged in your international and linguistic skills.
You should expect to place your part-time job in the evenings and weekends.
The purpose of the internship is to give the student an opportunity to apply his/her skills from the first semesters by working in a company in a relevant sector on a job-like basis.
The companies are expected to contribute with best practice experience. During the internship, the student has a supervisor from his/her programme as well as a contact person the company.
The student and the supervisors together set goals for the student’s professional and personal development during the internship period, which will subsequently be normative for organizing the student’s job function.
The internship is concluded with an evaluation interview in which the student and the two tutors evaluate the student’s development from the internship against the initial goals.
You may compare the internship to a full time job with the same demands to working hours, effort, commitment, and flexibility, the student is likely to meet in his/her first job.
On the bachelor programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship you can also apply to do your internship in your own, or a fellow student’s start-up company. To ensure enough material for both the internship report and the following bachelor project, some requirements regarding seriousness and phase of company start-up must be met.