Entrepreneurship: Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship

Do you have a creative mindset, are you able to put ideas into action and can you work in a variety of professional settings? This course teaches entrepreneurial processes by putting theories into action. You will get to work with your own ideas, develop new skills and competencies and work with other students from around the world.  


Summer School


3 weeks (first week online)

Campus city

Aarhus C

Study start

5 August 2024

About the Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship summer school

  • Dates:

    5 August – 23 August 2024


    English - please note that VIA University College requires students attending VIA Summer School to be fluent in English. All summer schools require active participation both orally and in writing. This means students must have an English level of at least B2 (CEFR scale) upon arrival. You can find more information about language requirements here.


    5 ECTS

    Academic level:

    BA level


    Students must have completed 1 year of study at bachelor level.

    Students must be at least 18 years old to apply.

    Maximum enrolment:

    Maximum 30 participants. Students are accepted according to a first come, first served basis.

    Application deadline:

    1 April 2024.


    VIA University College, Campus Aarhus C, Ceresbyen 24, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

  • Content

    The goal of our entrepreneurship course is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the entrepreneurial journey. We achieve this by integrating theories, self-reflection, and hands-on exercises. This approach equips you with the ability to translate these theoretical concepts and insights into real-world applications. Our primary objective is to provide our students with the realisation that entrepreneurship revolves around the core elements of ideas, resource utilisation, and decisive action.

    Learning outcomes


    • Obtain a profound understanding of how to use reflection in areas as innovation, entrepreneurship, establishing and qualifying a business identity
    • Understanding complexity in business, leadership and projects generating value on entrepreneurial premises


    • Ability to establish, identify and differentiate a business idea on practical as well as immaterial perspectives
    • Ability to integrate the entrepreneurial way of working on personal-, team- and organizational level
    • Ability to use many sources and perspectives for creating value in projects, idea generation etc.


    • Acquired competencies to generate business ideas, qualify business ideas, reflect on operationalize business ideas
    • Obtain a fundamental knowledge of how entrepreneurship differs from more traditional ways of thinking about business
    • How to handle complexity in relation to business creation or change
    • How to handle personal characteristics related to the student and business partners

    Teaching methods and study activities

    During the course, students must in groups develop, qualify, and concretize a business idea. At the same time, they will work on developing their own skills/competences. The teacher decides what the specific assignments are about. Both assignments result in reports that must be handed in. The course will comprise of lectures, company visits, group work and individual work related to the assignments. Other relevant types of teaching could also come in play. It is required and necessary for the student to prepare thoroughly by reading the specified literature and the tasks, which are specified in the plan of lectures.


    Oral group examination consisting of a group presentation followed by a discussion between students and examinators. The duration of exam will be 60 minutes to groups of three to four people or 75 minutes to groups of five or six people. The examiner will be internal. Individual grade is based on overall assessment of written group report, presentation and discussion.

    The summer school is based on the learning objectives in the curriculum of VIA Global Business Engineering, p. 34 (Danish)


  • EU-citizens = 5.450 DKK
    Non-EU citizens = 9.350 DKK

    Tuition fee waivers

    Students from VIA, VIA's partner institutions abroad and other Danish institutions are eligible for tuition fee waivers for this course, if they can provide documentation for approval of credit transfer.

    Please contact VIA Summer School if you have any questions.

    Social programme

    To attend our social programme, all summer school students in Aarhus need to buy an access card of  €30. Read more about the social programme and what the card gives access to here.

    Course fee includes

    Classes and tuition
    Electronic graduation certificate

    Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

    Note: This course is offered as a part of the regular bachelor programmes. Seats available after allocating seats to credit-transfer students from VIA University College, Danish Higher Educational Institutions and partner institutions are offered under the Empty-place Scheme and the rules of Danish Open University. You must meet the admission requirements for the degree programme under which the course is offered. If you have any doubt or questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact VIA Summer School.

  • Apply now

    Apply here

    For more information about the application process go to How to apply to Summer School.

    Contact us via email

    VIA Summer School


    Please note: If you are accepted, please wait for a final confirmation that the course will be held as a minimum number of students is required to run the course.

    Please do not enter any cost-commitments (such as visa applications, travel etc.) before you have received written confirmation from VIA Summer School that the course will be arranged, since VIA has no possibility to reimburse costs when courses are cancelled.

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