Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship

This course in entrepreneurship is aimed at you who want to learn about the entreprenurial process through theories, reflection and practical exercises. You will learn how to put theories and reflections into practice. The aim is to become familiar with the fact that entrepreneurship is about Ideas, Resources & Taking Action. This requires an entreprenurial mind-set, and therefore involves professionalism, personality, identity and values - whether you make changes in existing organizations (Intrapreneurship) or start a new business (Entrepreneurship).


Summer School


3 weeks (first week online)

Campus city

Aarhus C

Study start

8 August 2022

About the Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship study programme

  • Dates:

    8 August – 26 August 2022
    8 August - 12 August = online preparation (off campus). Set aside to read the literature specified by the lectures 
    15 August - 26 August on-site at campus in Denmark


    English - please note that VIA University College requires students attending VIA Summer School to be fluent in English. All summer schools requires 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 35 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available places, they will be distributed according to first-come, first served basis. 

    Application deadline:

    1 April 2022.


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


    The purpose of the course in entrepreneurship is to learn about the entrepreneurial process through theories, reflection and practical exercises enabling students to put the theories and reflections into practice, by learning through entrepreneurship. The aim is to make the student aware that entrepreneurship is about Ideas, Resources & Taking Action. This requires an entrepreneurial mind-set, and therefore, involves professionalism, personality, identity and values whether you make changes in existing organizations (Intrapreneurship) or start a new business (Entrepreneurship)


    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 differentiating 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 either as a start-up or in existing companies. 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 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.


    The exam consists of:

    Oral group examination consisting of a group presentation followed by a discussion between students and examinators. Duration of exam will be 60 minutes to groups of 3 or 4 persons or 75 minutes to groups of 5 or 6 persons. Internal censor is used. Individual grade is based on overall assessment of written group report, presentation and discussion and individual report.

  • EU-citizens = TBA

    Non-EU citizens = TBA


    Discount and 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 to learn more about other possibilities for discounts on this course.


    Course fee includes

    Classes and tuition
    Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
    Goodie bag 
    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

    The application portal is now open here

    The application deadline is 1 April 2022. For more information about the application process go to How to apply to Summer School.


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