International Entrepreneurship


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of this module is to give the student an insight into fundamental subject specific theoretical knowledge on international entrepreneurship, its theoretical and empirical scope, current issues, challenges and future trends in small and medium-sized enterprise internationalisation, including international new ventures and born globals.

By the end of the module, the student should understand the specifics of international entrepreneurship, the role of entrepreneurs and institutions in influencing the speed, scope, scale and pathways of internationalisation.

Learning objectives


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • dominant theories and concepts in international entrepreneurship.
  • the empirical context of international entrepreneurship.
  • contemporary developments in international entrepreneurship.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • delineating international entrepreneurship theories, frameworks and concepts.
  • searching for, grouping and extracting key points from academic publications on a specific IE theory and concepts involving reading and synthesising international entrepreneurship based academic articles and books.
  • comparing and contrasting international entrepreneurship theories and critically evaluating their relevance in today’s context.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • presenting own views on international entrepreneurship theories and concepts by making a point, supporting it with evidence and own argument.
  • applying the above knowledge and skills to convert the knowledge from international entrepreneurship theories and model to make decisions about the timing, speed, and mode of internationalisation.
  • relating contemporary trends in international entrepreneurship to economic and social development.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • A prerequisite for participating in the exam is that the student has participated actively in developing written material during the module.


Name of examInternational Business Theory and International Entrepreneurship
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Individual examination.
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 titleInternational iværksætteri
Module codeKAINB20202
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities