895 Innovation and Entrepreneurship, bachelor


A BA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship provides a good introduction to the economic and business administration field; in addition you will increase your understanding of innovation and challenges entrepreneurs and growth companies faces. After completing a BA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship you will have an education with a specialisation that gives you skills to work with development projects in both public and private sectors. Emphasis is on use of relevant tools and methods, relevant examples and exercises as well as close cooperation with national and international businesses. You will also be well prepared to start a company yourself.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The study programme is intended for students who seek a greater understanding of innovation and its underlying processes. A large portion of the study programme involves project work in which the students work in groups on their own ideas and problem approaches, or those of others. Upon completing the study programme, students will possess a good foundation for starting their own businesses, advising others or doing creative work in larger enterprises.

Aim of the Programme

The study programme will provide students with a solid understanding of enterprise development and the subjects and skills which support these processes. Entrepreneurship as a social phenomenon will also be discussed.

Learning outcome

Graduates from the BA program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship -
• has broad expertise in basic subjects in, finance, marketing and organization
• have a good understanding of processes related to business development and systematisation of work related to intensive development tasks.
• have basic knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship, product development, intellectual property rights, start-up operation and decommissioning of various companies.
• has a very good basis to update and further develop their knowledge and skills.
• can participate actively in the planning and execution of projects in businesses or public sector.

Curriculum and structure

1st year of study
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
6057 The Entrepreneur and the Society 7.50 O 7,5          
6010 Organisation Studies I 7.50 O 7,5          
6002 Marketing 7.50 O 7,5          
6051 International Politics and Society 7.50 O 7,5          
6042 Introduction to Economics 15.00 O   15        
6058 Product Development 7.50 O   7,5        
6006 Commercial Law 7.50 O   7,5        
Total: 30 30 0 0 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

2nd year of study
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
6059 Business Development 7.50 O     7,5      
6061 Intellectual Property Law 7.50 O     7,5      
6011 Social Science Methods 7.50 O     7,5      
xxxx Elective Course 7,5 ECTS 7.50 O     7,5      
6060 Business Development II 7.50 O       7,5    
6013 Enterprise Strategy 7.50 O       7,5    
6054 Logistics 7.50 O       7,5    
6014 Organisation Studies II 7.50 O       7,5    
Total: 0 0 30 30 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

3rd year of study
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
6062 Student Enterprise 30.00 O         15 15
6048 Marketing Communication 7.50 O         7,5  
xxxx Elective Course 7,5 ECTS 7.50 O         7,5  
6053 Distribution Channels 7.50 O           7,5
Total: 0 0 0 0 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Optional courses
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
6008 Investment and Financing I 7.50 V 7,5  
6028 International Finance 7.50 V 7,5  
6001 Mathematics 7.50 V 7,5  
6019 Statistics II 7.50 V 7,5  
6021 Employment Law 7.50 V   7,5
6063 Operations Research 7.50 V   7,5
6027 Sustainability Management 7.50 V   7,5
5974 Special Syllabus 5.00 V    
5975 Special Syllabus 10.00 V    
6022 Special Syllabus 7.50 V    
5463 Practical Training 20.00 V    
5619 Work Experience 30.00 V    
Total: 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme is associated with the 3-year Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration, and shares some of its courses with this study programme. The study programme also shares some of its other courses with other study programmes at the university college.

The entire study programme consists of 180 ECTS credits, divided into 30 ECTS credits per semester. Successful candidates will receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The study programme is divided into courses that usually last 1 to 2 semesters with 3-10 teaching hours per week. Each course provides ECTS credits that correspond to the amount of work the course requires.

The study programme offers suggestions for the choice of optional courses. However, students may freely choose optional courses within the university college’s study programme; for more information, see the other study programmes at the university college. However, the study programme timetable and examination plan may restrict this choice. In some contexts, it will be important to make sure you choose the right optional courses to ensure it is possible to gain admission to other study programmes.

Study trips involving preparatory and follow-up work are an important and obligatory part of the study programme. Students should expect to pay the whole or part of the trip costs themselves.

Students should note that the study programme is subject to change without notice.

Teaching and Learning Methods

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used in the courses which are included in the study programme, including: lectures, seminars, group assignments, individual assignments and study trips. Traditional teaching methods may be supplemented by the active use of e-mail, online tools and databased model tools.

Theory and Practical Training

The study programme has a theoretical basis, but emphasis will be given to using practical examples as far as possible in programme instruction. In the last semester of the third year of study it will be possible to choose between a practical approach and a theoretical approach. During this semester studies and practical work may be conducted abroad.

Assessment Methods

Candidates’ knowledge of all the courses in the study programme will be evaluated. The university college will use a variety of assessment methods. The types of assessment used are explained in the individual course descriptions.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

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