The programme

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The programme consists of three semesters: a compulsory part for all students, an elective and an internship which concludes with a Bachelor’s project.

The programme includes subjects such as:

  • Innovation, development and growth
  • Management and networks
  • Practical business operations

In addition, the elective element and the internship enable you to specialise in the direction you want. 

The programme gives you skills in innovation and creativity, but you will also learn to take initiatives and organise and plan the implementation of your idea. You will be working in a cross-disciplinary manner and your abilities to communicate, create and establish networks will be strengthened. 

Read more about the individual semesters:

1st semester2nd semester3rd semester

Innovation process
(30 ECTS)

  • Innovation 
  • Management
  • Business development
  • Entreneurship
  • Personal development
  • Collaborative effort and facilitation

Business model
(20 ECTS) 

  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Business development
  • Entrepreneurship

(5 ECTS)

Speciality module
(5 ECTS)

(15 ECTS)

Bachelor’s project 
(15 ECTS)

During the first semester you will work with innovation and development and learn to manage a new company. You will also learn the practical aspects involved in running a business.

The second semester focuses on growth opportunities and how they can be realised in the short and long term. On the speciality module, you get to immerse yourself in a topic that you choose. Together with a fellow student, you must prepare a literature study and participate in a seminar series, with other students that have chosen a similiar topic. 

The third semester consists of an internship in a company, which must be connected with an entrepreneurial environment. You can organise an internship in your own company or use some of our contacts. Upon completion of your internship, you must write your Bachelor's project.

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Read about the intership experience

Teaching Methods

We have a different and creative degree programme where you meet other students with entrepreneurship dreams, acquire the latest and most relevant academic input and get the possibilty to delve into the the nitty gritty of running a start-up companyny.

In this programme there is only a short distance from words to action. We focus on the practical aspects involved in starting and running a company – based on academic input. 

You will therefore get to experience an optimal mix of: 

  • Academic input, assignments and cases
  • Guest lecturers and company visits
  • Relevant books and articles
  • Work in company teams
  • Marketing surveys, observations, interviews etc.
  • Development of innovation plans, business models, business plans and growth plans
  • Innovation Camp

We have a creative and social learning environment where you can meet other students with an entrepreneurial spirit and you will get an opportunity to establish a network that you can benefit from later on in your career. 

The programme is inter-disciplinary. You will learn what your personal strengths are, what you can learn from others and what you are good at while working in a team. This brings all of your qualifications and skills togehter and you will learn that you are successful when everybody contributes.

Individual coaching

At the beginning of the programme we map your entrepreneurship profile which we use to give you feedback and provide individual coaching on an ongoing basis, throughout the programme. 

Company teams

All students try to start up a business during the programme. During the programme you work in company teams typically consisting of four to five students with different academic and personal qualifications. The company team gives you an opportunity to apply and combine, for example technical, IT and business skills, to develop new innovative ideas. You will work in different teams during the programme. In connection with the exam project and during your internship, you compose your own ‘Dream Team’.

Form of examination

The exams are inter-disciplinary and based on your own projects or those of your company team. The first semester ends with an oral exam with an opponent, based on a prepared innovation plan. The second semester ends with an oral exam with an opponent, based on a prepared business model. This exam takes the form of a seminar presentation with subsequent discussions on an elective element. The third semester ends with an exam that consists of an assessment of your internship and your Bachelor’s project. 

Innovation Camp

As part of the degree programme, you participate in an ‘Innovation Camp’, typically consisting of an intensive 48-hour course, which takes place away from the Academy. At this camp you will develop ideas with other students in order to solve specific problems.


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You take the programme at:

Business Academy Aarhus
Sønderhøj 30
8260 Viby J

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