Four pillars of the MBA Concentration:
The MBA Concentration at CBS is a comprehensive two-week module that combines cutting-edge theory with practical application. It provides participants with a holistic understanding of entrepreneurship through interactive lectures, case studies, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities, such as collaborating with start-ups. The concentration focuses on four key pillars:
Entrepreneurial Strategy: This pillar explores the development of effective strategies for innovation-driven entrepreneurial ventures. Participants learn to identify and evaluate business opportunities, assess market dynamics, craft strategies, and search for business models that provide a competitive edge and scalability to start-ups.
Platform Strategy: In today's digital world, understanding platform business models is crucial for entrepreneurs and established firms alike. This pillar delves into the design and management of online marketplaces, equipping participants with specialized frameworks and insights that enable them to thrive in the platform economy.
Entrepreneurship Lab: The entrepreneurship lab component of the concentration offers a hands-on, action-based learning experience. Participants collaborate with start-ups on real-world cases and projects, addressing business challenges and implementing innovative solutions. This pillar also covers data-driven entrepreneurship and corporate venturing, allowing participants to apply their entrepreneurial skills and knowledge gained throughout the program.
Engaging with Innovation Ecosystems: This pillar highlights the importance of networking, collaboration, and engagement with stakeholders in innovation ecosystems. Participants learn to align start-up strategies with the local business landscape, leverage available resources and support within the entrepreneurship community, and foster valuable connections and partnerships.
The concentration is delivered by a team of faculty members who possess research expertise and practical experience in different aspects of the entrepreneurial journey, ensuring a diverse range of perspectives and insights.
Professor Delgado expands on the diverse range of start-ups they have engaged with across various industries.
"We have collaborated with a range of start-ups spanning different industries, such as energy storage (Hyme Energy), patient innovation (Walk with Path and Auricle), data analytics (DataVerz), environmental and logistic services (ReFlow Maritime), platforms (ThirdRoom), hospitality (Skipit), and sustainable materials (Hemboo), among others. Our faculty team has developed impactful research and consulting programs to support entrepreneurship and foster innovation ecosystems, including initiatives such as a patient-innovation platform, a igital Markets Competition Forum to assist platforms, and tools for mapping industry clusters where start-ups originate."
The Copenhagen advantage
Beyond the academic excellence of CBS, the university enjoys a strategic location in the heart of Copenhagen. The city is widely acknowledged as an innovative hub, renowned for its forward-thinking approach and dedication to sustainable development. Copenhagen boasts leading clusters in IT, life sciences, cleantech, food production, maritime, and design.
Denmark, according to the IMD World Competitive Ranking, holds the top position. In the category of "Management Practices", which encompasses factors such as the prevalence of entrepreneurship in business activities, a low fear of entrepreneurial failure, and the level of early-stage entrepreneurial activity, Denmark is ranked the best globally. The country provides a stable and transparent business environment and has earned the top spot for ease of doing business. With minimal corruption and efficient regulations, Denmark offers a conducive setting for entrepreneurs.
“The local stability and innovation clusters can provide entrepreneurs with a solid foundation to establish and scale their ventures with confidence. In Denmark, they can benefit from a favourable environment that supports and nurtures their ventures.”