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Guidelines Cand.merc.pol

Guidelines for CBS Entrepreneurship Program

Master of Science in International Business and Politics (Cand.merc.pol)

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‘The CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ is an opportunity and a means to link theory-and-practice within entrepreneurship and prepare for the master thesis. Supervisor(s) and students need to comply with the guidelines in this document. Also the second internal CBS academic project supervisor and examiner needs to read this document, before grading ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’.

As a full degree MSc IBP (Cand.merc.pol) student you can transfer ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ to your study program. Only full degree MSc IBP (Cand.merc.pol) students can transfer ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ to the MSc in IBP.

‘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 60 ECTS credits of your MSc program’s first and second semester courses. We recommend that you only begin ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ once you have passed all the exams at the first year.

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 ask you to contact the CSE for finding the CBS academic project 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 CBS academic project supervisor is an academic faculty employed at CBS within the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. During the first 6 weeks of ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ you should reach an agreement with your CBS academic project supervisor on a topic and a research question that falls within the profile of the MSc IBP (Cand.merc.pol).

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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 or e-campus). A copy of the agreement between you and the CSE and a work description written by you and the CSE Business Developer supervisor must be submitted with the application.
  • The internship work assignments must be relevant for your study programme.
  • The student, the CSE Business Developer supervisor (Internship supervisor) and the CBS academic project supervisor will align the objectives with ‘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, an online meeting, or as exchange of e-mails/messages.
  • After ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’, the student and the CSE Business Developer supervisor 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 the MSc IBP (Cand.merc.pol) level.
  • There are four hand-in deadlines for ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ reports during the year. The deadlines will be announced at my.cbs or e-campus.
  • The length of ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ is 3 months and a minimum of 30 hours per week, corresponding to 450 hours student work. As a guideline 15 ECTS correspond to 450 student working hours.

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Requirements for ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program Report’

  • You must have an academic project supervisor, a CBS academic faculty from whom you are eligible for 4 hours of supervision if you one student and 5 hours if you are a group of two students. 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 CBS academic project supervisor you must decide on a curriculum of minimum 1500 pages when ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ weighs 15 ECTS. The curriculum for ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ must not overlap 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 minimum 1500 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 CBS academic project supervisor, at the beginning of ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’.
  • You must submit 30 pages if you are one student and 50 pages if you are a group of two students. The report must describe, analyse and discuss the tasks carried out and problems dealt with during ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ and/or the tasks with which your start-up 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 MSc IBP (Cand.merc.pol) program and used during ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’, as well as a discussion of your start-up 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 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 CBS academic project supervisor as examiner and a second internal examiner. The report will be graded according to the 7-point grading scale.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Ability to account for the research question and its relevance in relation to your company start-up process in ’the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’

  • Ability to account for the chosen literature’s relevance to the research question and to the start-up process in ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’

  • Ability to analyse, discuss and provide a perspective on the tasks performed during the start-up process in ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’, in relation to relevant literature
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  • Ability to reflect critically on theories and methods in relation to the field of practice of the start-up process in ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program’

 

Types of teams who can apply for ‘the CSE Entrepreneurship Program

  • All requirements listed above apply to the two types of ’CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ mentioned below.
  • The agreement with the CSE and documentation of the completed ‘CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ must The individual ’CSE Entrepreneurship Program’. The student has an individual agreement with the CSE. The student hands in a report in accordance with the listed requirements. The report will be evaluated and graded.
  • The agreement with the CSE and documentation of the completed ‘CSE Entrepreneurship Program’ must The group ’CSE Entrepreneurship Program’. Students can participate in cross-department or cross-university arrangement, where students work in groups on a start-up project/concept/solution defined by the group or a university consortia. Based on the shared start-up process case, the student has to hand in an individual report that fulfills the listed requirements. The report will be evaluated and graded.

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