Economics, General Business, Management, Marketing
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants:
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Gain the tools and skills required to succeed as an entrepreneur and apply them to your own innovative ideas with advice and feedback from experienced mentors. Innovate in real-world entrepreneurial settings and learn to bring an idea from inception to market. Build your innovative mindset applying creative mapping and design thinking methods.
This course teaches tools and skills required to succeed as an entrepreneur — and lets you apply these tools in a real-life project. Gain an understanding of innovation in various settings looking at new business models and emerging technologies. And you develop a real start-up project using entrepreneurial methods based on structured customer engagement, hypothesis building, prototyping, and pitching to investors — all in fast iterations. Studying texts and writing papers are really not the primary ways to learn about entrepreneurship. In this course, you instead work hands-on, in a team, developing a startup that solves a real problem.
Core Course Study Tours
This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin
Core Course Week: Southern Sweden
Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.
Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!
Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.
Consider enrolling in the 3-credit course Entrepreneurship Practicum. You will work in teams as a consultative capacity with entrepreneurs from Danish start-ups to solve a current business challenge that the respective entrepreneurs are facing.