How to apply

The bachelor programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship starts both in summer and winter. Follow the application guide to find all the information you need on how to apply for admission.

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Facts about the Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme

1 ½ years
Top-up Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment: Summer
Cphbusiness Lyngby
Application deadlines: 15 March at 12 noon (non-EU-citizens) and 3 June at 12 noon (EU-citizens)

The demand for competencies to create and develop creative thinking companies is increasing. The study programme meets this demand by bringing together students with different commercial, technical and it backgrounds. The purpose is to stimulate creative thinking and sustainability in the companies in the process of going from idea to development to action.

The bachelor programme is a 1½-year top-up on a two-year AP degree programme or similar programme. After graduation you will have competencies to start and run companies, or new units in established companies, and make them grow.

Besides that, you will also get strong skills in cooperation and forming teams, and the chance of a wide network within IT, as well as within technical and commercial areas.

The programme is taught fully in English. You will be part of an international environment and will have the opportunity to meet students from Denmark, other European countries and other parts of the world. The programme is also offered as a Danish study programme (Innovation og entrepreneurship).

  • Admission requirements

    Study start

    • Summer admission with study start in August/September at Cphbusiness Lyngby.

    Admission requirements

    Graduates from all AP degrees satisfy the admission requirements for the BA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

    Graduates from other programmes of higher education may also apply but will be required to participate in a selection interview at Cphbusiness. The application deadline for these applicants is therefore earlier than for other applicants (see below).

    English requirements

    All applicants must submit documentation to prove their competences in English.

    One of the following English tests is required:

    • TOEFL internet-based test; minimum score required 83.
    • IELTS academic test; minimum score required 6,5.
    • Cambridge English Advanced; minimum score required grade C.
    • Cambridge English Proficiency; minimum score required grade C1.
    • Cambridge First Certificate; minimum score required grade A
    • Danish level A or B in English with a weighted average grade of minimum 02 (no rounding up); in 2020 the weighted average grade for English level B must be at least 3,0 (no rounding up).

    Test results should be recent.

    Exemption from English requirements

    Applicants holding AP degrees taught wholly in English from Danish educational institutions are exempt from submitting documentation to prove their competences in English.


    Information about how to submit an application and application deadlines are available here.

    If you are required to participate in a selection interview at Cphbusiness, you must submit your application no later than March 15 at 12 noon (summer intake) or September 29 at 12 noon (winter intake).


    When assessing applications, the following factors are considered:

    • Average grade from the qualifying exam - this is an important element
    • Motivated application letter
    • Relevant work experience, including military service (max. 12 months)
    • Relevant supplementary education and/or courses
    • Other activities, e.g. folk high school, extended stays abroad, voluntary work (min. three months)

    As concerns work experience and other activities, we only consider employment and activities that the applicant has participated in after having been admitted to the qualifying AP degree.

    If there are more applicants than places available, the best qualified applicants will be selected for admission.

    Applicants who have completed other programmes of higher education than AP degrees are required to participate in a compulsory personal selection interview at Cphbusiness Lyngby.

    Applicants will receive further information about the selection interview via ApplicantNet.

    If an applicant does not participate in a selection interview, the application for admission to the BA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be cancelled.

  • Content and structure

    The programme consists of three semesters. Each semester offers a project based on the overall theme and linking all subject areas. As a natural progression, most exams are inter-disciplinary.

    The 3rd semester is a specialisation module, which consists of an internship in a company or an organisation in Denmark or abroad. It is important that you take an active part in finding the internship that matches the professional profile you want to acquire.

    The final bachelor project concludes the programme. The students choose the topic of their bachelor project in consultation with Cphbusiness and preferably with a company as well. This gives you the opportunity to apply theories in practice. Cphbusiness must approve the project outline.

    Read more about the other semesters

  • Further information and job opportunities

    Job opportunities

    As a graduate you will be able to start a new company (yours or someone else’s) or a new unit in an established company and make it grow. You can also apply for positions such as (but not limited to):

    • Business Developer
    • Project Manager
    • Innovation Consultant

    Further information

    At various points during your studies, the Study and Career Centre at Cphbusiness, your lecturers, Cphbusiness International and Cphbusiness Alumni will organize events in cooperation with several unions, unemployment associations and job portals. These events are focused on introducing you to the Danish labour market and kick-start your job search. The events are announced on Moodle, Facebook, by e-mail to your Cphbusiness account or by posters at your campus. 

    Master programmes

    The Professional Bachelor Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship equips you with the necessary tools to launch a career in innovation and entrepreneurship immediately after graduation.

    It is possible to apply for a Master’s degree in Denmark or abroad after graduating with a Professional Bachelor Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship but admission is not guaranteed and you might have to take extra courses.

    For more information please contact directly the education institution of your interest.


    Tuition fee

    Precise and detailed information about tuition fees for a Master’s degree can be obtained by contacting the education institution of your interest directly. Cphbusiness cannot provide information about tuition fees at other education institutions.

    Study grant (SU)

    As a rule, international students are not entitled to receive SU while studying abroad. For detailed information, please check the SU website.

    Useful links

  • Learning environment and study activities

    At Cphbusiness, we see it as our most important task to contribute to your development so that you can help create the future business life.

    Thus, Cphbusiness’ study activities aim to develop your academic and personal skills, in order to let you navigate in an organisation and create value at a work place or start and run your own company.

    Study activities

    We believe that you learn best by working with specific tasks in practice. Therefore, our student activities are less focused on traditional teaching and to a greater extent built around activities where you play an active role yourself. You will have co-responsibility for and influence on your own learning, and feedback will be an important part of the study activities.

    Besides traditional teaching, the study activities will include project work, cases and assignment work, where you through cooperation and dialogue solve specific tasks along with your fellow students and with your lecturers as counsellors. Furthermore, you will be challenged in digital study activities.

    At Cphbusiness, all of the study programmes are scheduled as a full-time course of study. However, we try to create an environment where you can study full-time and also work at a part-time job. We do this in order to help you strengthen your business skills. As a result of this, you typically have two half days or one whole day off every week, which you can use on your part-time job, together with your study group or on your own preparation.

    Education with a world of opportunities

    At Cphbusiness, we offer you the opportunity to build and unfold your global, intercultural and linguistic skills through study activities, where you cooperate with students from all over the world. As a natural part of the study programme, the teaching activities including books and cases etc. will be in English.

    In every study programme, an obligatory internship is included where you can test your own skills in a company abroad or in an international company in Denmark. In doing so, you will prepare yourself for the global job market that waits for you when you graduate.

    What we expect of you as a student

    Active participation in the study activities at Cphbusiness will, to a great extent, help you feel better equipped for your future job. Therefore, we expect that you:

    • participate in study activities with lecturers, in study groups and on an individual level;
    • participate in a mix of study activities (for example project work, workshops, digital learning activities and traditional teaching);
    • want to learn in groups along with your fellow students with a diverse background;
    • work full time with your studies – this means around 40 hours weekly besides a potential part-time job; and
    • want to be challenged in your international and linguistic skills.

    You should expect to place your part-time job in the evenings and weekends.

  • Internship

    The purpose of the internship is to give the student an opportunity to apply his/her skills from the first semesters by working in a company in a relevant sector on a job-like basis.

    The companies are expected to contribute with best practice experience. During the internship, the student has a supervisor from his/her programme as well as a contact person the company.

    The student and the supervisors together set goals for the student’s professional and personal development during the internship period, which will subsequently be normative for organizing the student’s job function.

    The internship is concluded with an evaluation interview in which the student and the two tutors evaluate the student’s development from the internship against the initial goals.

    You may compare the internship to a full time job with the same demands to working hours, effort, commitment, and flexibility, the student is likely to meet in his/her first job.

    On the bachelor programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship you can also apply to do your internship in your own, or a fellow student’s start-up company. To ensure enough material for both the internship report and the following bachelor project, some requirements regarding seriousness and phase of company start-up must be met.

  • Facts


    Bachelor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship


    Cphbusiness Lyngby
    Nørgaardsvej 30
    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


    1 1/2 years.

    This is a full time study programme.

    ECTS points


    Examples of topics

    • 24 steps to a successful startup
    • Design Thinking
    • Business models
    • Business development
    • Growth acceleration
    • Investment proposals and pitching
    • Creating and leading strong teams
    • Project Management

    Examples of elective topics

    Electives hone your information-analyzing skills and train your ability to gather in-depth technical knowledge prior to professional conversations with R&D experts within a chosen field.


    • 1st and 2nd semester: Classroom teaching, projects, guidance, guest lectures, team work etc.
    • 3rd semester: Internship and final bachelor project
  • Student counselling

    Cphbusiness Lyngby

    Nørgaardsvej 30, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
    Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 10.00 - 14.00.
    Telephone hours: Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 12.00


    Phone: (+45) 36 15 45 14

    Guidance counsellor

    Elena Jam Pedersen

  • Curriculum


    Examination regulations

  • Previous curriculums
  • Tuition fees

    You can find information about who has to pay a tuition fee and how much here: Tuition Fees.