Cancelled Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship (KBE)

Course content

The course aims at creating interest in starting new commercial activities – via a company start-up or a new business area in an existing company – to develop relevant skills and to train some basic principles and methods within opportunity-driven creativity, business modelling, business development, business planning and business management.

The raison d’être of the course is that more graduates from higher education within the natural sciences will start and succeed in building new businesses, that they do this as a specific and competent career choice, that the businesses are born with a high level of ambition and core knowledge, and that the founders efficiently exploit the industrial development and financing opportunities available.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, students are expected to have

Knowledge of

  • Opportunities and risks in high-tech business formation
  • Opportunity-driven creativity
  • Business models and start-up strategies
  • Business planning, market analysis and financing
  • Business administration, management and law
  • Patents and intellectual property rights


Skills to

  • Develop business ideas based on business opportunities through opportunity-driven creativity
  • Describe and develop business models including describing customer value propositions
  • Analyse markets for technological products and services
  • Determine capital requirements, establish cash flow projection and budgets on profit/loss, assets/liabilities
  • Calculate an equity investment
  • Specify management competence profiles


Competences to

  • Independently identify and develop business opportunities in relation to ones own scientific subject
  • Work in groups to establish a business
  • Plan the establishment of a company through business planning in a high-tech area
  • Identify business opportunities

The course takes on a hands-on approach and brings in experts who cover the different aspects of business creation in practice. Our pedagogical approach is highly interactive: Through small and large groups we will work on ideas for generating business value. As much of our knowledge will be created in class, it is crucial that students come well prepared for discussion and willing to participate. Interactive class assignments with high practical relevance will provide students with the ability to apply their new learning in practice.

See Absalon when the course is set up.

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.

Desire to use your scientific core competences in relation to create value as an entrepreneur or as an employee.

The course will provide you with the toolbox to develop new business idea, based on your core competences.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutes
Type of assessment details
The oral examination is without preparation and based on the submitted project work.

The student presents the project and draws a question for an immediate individual in-depth presentation.
Exam registration requirements

To qualify for the exam the student must submit a project work.

All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners

As the ordinary exam, based on a resubmitted project report. The report must be resubmitted no later than two weeks before the re-exam week.

Criteria for exam assessment

See Learning Outcome.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 72
  • Preparation
  • 26
  • Project work
  • 100
  • Exam Preparation
  • 7
  • Exam
  • 1
  • English
  • 206


Course number
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master

1 block

Block 1
No limit
Study Board of Mathematics and Computer Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Computer Science
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator
  • Stephen Alstrup   (9-7530636e757674777242666b306d7730666d)
Saved on the 30-06-2023

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