Entrepreneurial Practice


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


The student must be able to:

  • Describe and understand general capabilities needed for organisations to become and stay innovative in their business development.
  • Describe and understand general abilities and conditions needed for people to become and stay entrepreneurial.
  • Describe and understand tools and methods for supporting entrepreneurial processes with an emphasis on discovery processes.
  • Describe and understand theories of creative methodologies and creative mind-set (dedicated ressources will be allocated for the initiation and sustaining of the objective).


The student must be able to:

  • Identify and analyse a need or problem using various theoretical perspectives related to a business development process.
  • Use creative theory and methods in discovery processes.
  • Be able to assess and analyse the entrepreneurial/innovation capabilities of the unit of analysis in focus.
  • The student must be able to identify possible conceptual solutions or development directions for solutions by using theory and creative skills.
  • Compose a project report according to the norms of the scientific field, include relevant original literature, use correct academic language and communicate the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a coherent written and oral manner, including the connection between the problem formulation, the project's execution and the main conclusions.
  • Evaluate and select relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project work, as well as assess the project's problem in relevant technical scientific context.


The student must be able to:

  • Approach an empirical field and identify a problem or need related to innovative and/or entrepreneurial processes and theories thereof, with an emphasis on discovery.
  • Contribute to the development of a conceptual solution by relating innovation and/or entrepreneurship theories with empirical insight.
  • Critically evaluate analysis and solutions.
  • Situational application/facilitation of creative skills (dedicated ressources will be allocated to the initiation and sustaining of the objective).
  • Plan, implement and manage complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for conducting professional and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Take responsibility for own academic development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based, problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organise and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examEntrepreneurial Practice
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The learning outcome is measured individually during oral group 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 titlePraktisk entreprenørskab
Module codeM-EE-K1-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Entrepreneurial Business Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science