Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Business Academy Aarhus | Campus Sønderhøj 30 | Aarhus, Denmark

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

University:Business Academy Aarhus - Campus Sønderhøj 30
Location Aarhus, Denmark
Sønderhøj 30, 8260 Aarhus
Duration: years ( semesters)
Study start (Application deadline)
Tuition fee (EU/EEA/CH):0 EUR
Study material fee: 100 EUR
Tuition fee (Non-EU):apx. 3 500 EUR (per semester)
Study material fee: 100 EUR

Be innovative, create growth and build a network

In the course of this programme, you will help to establish and run a company/or project in collaboration with fellow students. The idea for the company can be developed with your team, but you are also welcome to work on and further develop your own idea together with your company team.

Become an entrepreneur – or create innovative development for others

In just 1½ years, you’ll get the knowledge and tools needed to run your own business or innovation project and you’ll gain the skills necessary to start and manage innovative companies and projects. This programme is primarily aimed at people interested in starting their own company or wanting to work with innovation. You’ll get entrepreneurial training and in-depth business understanding, which is relevant in all professional contexts.

Go abroad as part of your degree

You can study, join a summer school or take your internship abroad during the programme.


The programme consists of 3 semesters: a compulsory part for all students, an elective and an internship which concludes with a Bachelor’s project.

The programme includes subjects such as:

  • Innovation, development and growth
  • Management and networks
  • Practical business operations

In addition, the elective element and the internship enable you to specialise in the direction you want. 

The programme gives you skills in innovation and creativity, but you will also learn to take initiatives and organise and plan the implementation of your idea. You will be working in a cross-disciplinary manner and your abilities to communicate, create and establish networks will be strengthened. 

Read more about the individual semesters:

1st semester2nd semester3rd semester
Innovation process
(30 ECTS)  Innovation  Management Business development Entreneurship Personal development Collaborative effort and facilitation
Business model
(20 ECTS)  Innovation Management Business development Entrepreneurship  Elective element
(10 ECTS)
(15 ECTS) Bachelor’s project 
(15 ECTS)

During the first semester you will work with innovation and development and learn to manage a new company. You will also learn the practical aspects involved in running a business.

The second semester focuses on growth opportunities and how they can be realised in the short and long term. You also choose your specialisation during the second semester. Examples of specialisations include emerging markets and social entrepreneurship, experience economy and event intrapreneurship.

The third semester consists of an internship in a company, which must be connected with an entrepreneurial environment. You can organise an internship in your own company or use some of our contacts. Upon completion of your internship, you must write your Bachelor’s project.


We have a different and creative degree programme where you meet other students with entrepreneurship dreams, acquire the latest and most relevant academic input and get the possibilty to delve into the the nitty gritty of running a start-up companyny.

In this programme there is only a short distance from words to action. We focus on the practical aspects involved in starting and running a company – based on academic input. 

You will therefore get to experience an optimal mix of: 

  • Academic input, assignments and cases
  • Guest lecturers and company visits
  • Relevant books and articles
  • Work in company teams
  • Marketing surveys, observations, interviews etc.
  • Development of innovation plans, business models, business plans and growth plans
  • Innovation Camp
  • International inspiration during a 2-week stay abroad.

We have a creative and social learning environment where you can meet other students with an entrepreneurial spirit and you will get an opportunity to establish a network that you can benefit from later on in your career. 

The programme is inter-disciplinary. You will learn what your personal strengths are, what you can learn from others and what you are good at while working in a team. This brings all of your qualifications and skills togehter and you will learn that you are successful when everybody contributes.

Individual coaching

At the beginning of the programme we map your entrepreneurship profile which we use to give you feedback and provide individual coaching on an ongoing basis, throughout the programme. 

Company teams

All students try to start up a business during the programme. During the programme you work in company teams typically consisting of four to five students with different academic and personal qualifications. The company team gives you an opportunity to apply and combine, for example technical, IT and business skills, to develop new innovative ideas. You will work in different teams during the programme. In connection with the exam project and during your internship, you compose your own ‘Dream Team’.

Form of examination

The exams are inter-disciplinary and based on your own projects or those of your company team. The first semester ends with an oral exam with an opponent, based on a prepared innovation plan. The second semester ends with an oral exam with an opponent, based on a prepared business model. This exam takes the form of a seminar presentation with subsequent discussions on an elective element. The third semester ends with an exam that consists of an assessment of your internship and your Bachelor’s project. 

Innovation Camp

As part of the degree programme, you participate in an ‘Innovation Camp’, typically consisting of an intensive 48-hour course, which takes place away from the Academy. At this camp you will develop ideas with other students in order to solve specific problems.


A degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship enables you to establish and run your own business. You also learn to develop, plan and implement ideas and projects and you will acquire an in-depth business understanding that is relevant in other business contexts.

The combination of this top-up programme and your AP degree gives you a different, unique profile. Students who graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship all have individual profiles depending on their educational background and specialisation.

Innovative and entrepreneurial employees are in demand in the industry. You can typically find work as a/an:

  • Intrapreneur or entrepreneur
  • Project team member or manager of a development project
  • Employee, co-owner or manager of an innovative company
  • Employee in an R&D department


A programme from Business Academy Aarhus gives you good job possibilities and is, at the same time, a dynamic step towards a longer, higher education degree.

See your options for further education here:

Higher education abroad

We have agreements with a number of foreign educational institutions, who recognise our programmes and offer higher education at Bachelor and Master level.

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