Guidelines for CBS Entrepreneurship Program
MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems CM(it) and E-Business
The CSE Entrepreneurship Program:
‘The CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ is an opportunity and a mean to link theory-and-practice within entrepreneurship and prepare the thesis. Supervisor(s) and students need to comply to the guidelines in this document. Also, this document is read by the second internal examiner when grading ‘The CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’.
As a full degree CM(it) or E-business student you can transfer the CSE Entrepreneurship Program to your study program. Only full degree CM(it) and E-business students can transfer the CSE Entrepreneurship Program program to the MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems.
The CSE Entrepreneurship Program can only take place at the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE) at CBS in Denmark.
To begin the CSE Entrepreneurship Program you must have passed at least 60 ECTS of the CM(it) and E-business first year courses. This will give you the solid academic foundation required for carrying out tasks during the CSE Entrepreneurship Program, as well as heighten the quality of the written work you have to submit for examination after the CSE Entrepreneurship Program.
We further recommend that you contact a supervisor before you begin the CSE Entrepreneurship Program in order to ensure a purposive observation, data collection and reflection during the CSE Entrepreneurship Program. The supervisor should be found among faculty employed at the Department of IT-Management (ITM) or other CBS-faculty teaching at the CM(it) or E-business programme. Specifically, we recommend you to contact faculty in charge of the CM(it) and E-business courses. Within the first 6 weeks of the CSE Entrepreneurship Program, you should reach an agreement with your supervisor on a topic and a research question that falls within the profile of the program.
General requirements for credit transfer:
- Pre-approval of the CSE Entrepreneurship Program (the form “Application for Pre-approval of the CSE Entrepreneurship Program” is available on my.cbs.dk). A copy of ‘The Contract: The CSE Entrepreneurship Program Agreement’ between you and the CSE with a work and role description signed by you and the CSE Program Manager must be submitted with the application.
- The job content must be relevant for your study programme.
- The student, the CSE Program Manager and the supervisor from the study program align the objectives to the CSE Entrepreneurship Program no later than one week after starting the CSE Entrepreneurship Program. Ideally, the alignment is done before the CSE Entrepreneurship Program begins. The alignment can be achieved through a physical meeting, exchange of mails/ messages or online meeting.
- After the CSE Entrepreneurship Program, the student and the CSE Program Manager must document that you have worked at the CSE during the CSE Entrepreneurship Program. The documentation must be enclosed as an appendix to the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report.
- The CSE Entrepreneurship Program is transferred as an elective and the requirements for the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report are the same as for a regular exam. The CSE Entrepreneurship Program is part of your academic specialization and therefore the theoretical and critical reflection of the tasks and the curriculum must be at graduate level.
- There are four hand-in deadlines for the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Reports during the year. The deadlines will be announced at my.cbs.dk.
- There are no formal requirements as to the length the CSE Entrepreneurship Program. As a guideline 15 ECTS correspond to 450 student working hours.
Requirements for the CSE Entrepreneurship Program:
- You must have a project supervisor from whom you are eligible for 4 hours when the CSE Entrepreneurship Program weighs 15 ECTS. The purpose of the supervision is to ensure that the CSE Entrepreneurship Program relates to relevant theoretical and empirical problems within the chosen study area.
- In cooperation with your academic supervisor you must decide on a curriculum of 600 pages when the CSE Entrepreneurship Program weighs 15 ECTS. The curriculum for the CSE Entrepreneurship Program must not represent any overlaps with previously used literature. In the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report you may of course draw on, and appropriately refer to, the literature and textbooks you have used in your programme of study, but the curriculum requirements for the CSE Entrepreneurship Program must be new, and the 600 pages respectively must be calculated in addition to literature previously used. The student needs to document that the number of pages of literature summarize to the required numbers. Dispensation for the number of required readings must be approved by the academic supervisor at the beginning of the CSE Entrepreneurship Program.
- You must submit 20 pages, which weighs 15 ECTS. The report must describe, analyse and discuss the tasks carried out and problems dealt with during the CSE Entrepreneurship Program – internship in your own CSE approved startup, and/or the tasks with which your startup company is engaged in, with the point of departure in a relevant theoretical and/or empirical literature.
- The report must be structured as an academic report with a clear research question, a literature review, a methodological section, and an analysis against the backdrop of the reviewed literature. The report must use appropriate academic referencing. Finally, it must include reflections concerning the academic skills learned at the CM(it) and E-business and used during the CSE Entrepreneurship Program, as well as a discussion of your startup process in relation to your further studies and career.
- The report must be written in Danish or English. It must include a 500 words executive summery written in English.
- The Contract Agreement with the CSE and documentation of the completed CSE Entrepreneurship Program must be enclosed in Appendix.
- The report, which must be submitted in 3 copies, will be assessed by the chosen academic supervisor as examiner and a second internal examiner. The report will be graded according to the 7 point grading scale.
In the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report, the student must demonstrate:
- Ability to account for the research question and its relevance in relation to the Internship in your own CSE approved startup
- Ability to account for the chosen literature’s relevance to the research question and to the Internship in your own CSE approved startup
- Ability to analyse, discuss and provide a perspective on the tasks performed during the internship in your own CSE approved startup, in relation to relevant literature .
- Ability to reflect critically on theories and methods in relation to the field of practice of the internship in your own CSE approved startup.Types of teams who can apply for the CSE Entrepreneurship Program.
All requirements listed above apply to the tree types of student teams that can apply for the CSE Entrepreneurship Program:
- 1) Individual. The student has an individual contract agreement with the CSE Entrepreneurship Program. The student hands in a report in accordance with the above listed requirements. The report will be evaluated and graded.
- 2) Group. Students can participate in cross-department or cross-university arrangements where students work in groups on a project/concept/solution defined by the group or a university consortia. Based on the shared startup case the student has to hand in an individual report that fulfill the listed requirements. The report will be evaluated and graded.