Elective – Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module provides an understanding of why skills in planning and management are important; how to pursue opportunities; but also on how to learn and practice these. While introducing a number of instruments for business planning and for understanding innovation, the course also provides a critical perspective on business planning and the ‘innovative imperative’ – the fact that all firms need to be innovative on a continuous basis.

Learning objectives


The student must through the module obtain knowledge about:

• Knowledge of differences between types of entrepreneurship and innovation.


The student must through the module obtain skills in:

• Accounting for the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation to a dynamic market economy and two businesses in such an economy. Accounting for the organisation and the management and implementation of innovation and new businesses.


The student must through the module obtain kompetences to:

• Demonstrating an understanding of business development within firms, including the ability to provide an account of the role, limitations and structure of a business plan.



Name of examElective – Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Type of exam
Written exam
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleValgfag - iværksætteri og innovation
Module codeBAEBA201714
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Business Economics
DepartmentDepartment of Business and Management
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences