Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Top Up Bachelor's Programme

For those of you who want to work with project management, business development or entrepreneurship.

Full Degree Programme

For those who want to work with idea generation and business development

With a Top-up Bachelor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, you will become a specialist in innovation, entrepreneurship and business development. This programme is for you who would like to master creative processes, project management, and entrepreneurship.

During the course of the programme, you will be working with idea generation and different business models, and master the financial perspectives of your work. You will learn about prototyping, go-to-market strategies, management, and entrepreneurial ecosystems and networks.

You will experience project-oriented teaching, which includes digital learning materials, group work, and individual assignments - all focused on your daily life as an entrepreneur and innovator. This prepares you for creating your own projects, life as an entrepreneur and for the various job types found within innovation and business development in established companies.

 

Programme structure

The programme consists of three semesters with mandatory parts in the form of obligatory courses and activities, and specialised parts in the form of elective courses, an internship, and a bachelor's project.

The programme is a 1½-years full-time study. This means that you are expected to actively take part in classes. The programme is equivalent to 90 ECTS-points, with each semester having its own course for completion with attendant tests and exams.

Courses mainly consist of thematically-based projects, workshops, and camps. There are written assignments and various activities in connection with teaching, for example, guest lectures and an internship.

The themes and workshops are based on collaboration with external companies or cases. Therefore, you are expected to be well prepared and to participate actively in course activities.

Semester 1

  • Innovative & Creative Processes
  • Entrepreneurship & Ecosystem
  • The Entreprenant Mind-set
  • Scientific Theory and Method
  • Project and Team Management
  • Business Models
  • Examples of first semester electives:
    • Maker Skills
    • Digital Marketing
    • Study Trip

During this semester you learn to develop and execute business opportunities in new and existing companies and to implement innovation processes. You have the opportunity to build a personal network and work on the sustainable development of a new or existing company, just as you learn to relate to the connection between resources, relationships, processes, and results.

Semester 2

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship economy
  • Go-To-Market strategy
  • Strategy, management, and development
  • Scientific theory and method
  • Examples of second-semester electives:
    • Small Data
    • Social Entrepreneurship as a business model
    • Danish Championship in Entrepreneurship

In this semester you will learn to develop and evaluate business models based on external and market conditions in relation to your professional knowledge. You can challenge existing models, develop new, sustainable business models, and combine both traditional and innovative models based on the social, cultural and economic interests of customers. In practice, you work on planning and executing specific initiatives within business development. In the electives, you can specialize in the direction you are interested in.

Semester 3

You will continue even further with specialisation in the third and last semester of the programme. You will be able to test your abilities in practice through your internship in either your own or an existing innovative company. You are responsible for finding your own place of internship.
The internship is completed with a bachelor’s project.

International possibilities

As a student at UCL University College, it is also possible to create an international profile during your studies. Depending on your chosen programme you can go on short international modules, study a semester or do your internship abroad, and participate in international projects.

The knowledge and insights that come from international experiences, as you encounter cultures of other countries, can be useful for more than personal enrichment. Such insights may also make you highly attractive to the Danish and international job markets.

Going abroad is an adventure, which will equip you with skills and experiences for life. You will develop yourself both professionally and personally, and you have a great opportunity to make friends and a network abroad.

Internship

Practical experience

One of the things that characterise the study programmes at UCL University College is that you will receive an education that emphasises practical experience. Amongst other things, you will work on practical cases in class, and work on projects with real businesses. The most practically-oriented part of the study is the internship, which is an integrated part of all study programmes at UCL.

The internship is your chance to use and test your knowledge and theory in the 'real world'. The internship also gives you the opportunity to test, what exactly you want to do with your degree once graduated. 

When the time comes for you to find your first job as a graduate, you will because of a strong internship not only have theoretical knowledge, but also important experience of how it is to work in your specific field of interest.

 

Career and further education

The programme gives you three end goals, depending on which electives you choose. You will be able to handle change processes and run development projects as a project manager in a private company or public organisation as an intrapreneur, work as a cultural and social project manager or you can create your very own business as an entrepreneur.

Typical job titles are:

  • Project manager
  • Innovator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Developer
  • Change Agent
  • Cultural Entrepreneur
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Concept/Product Developer
  • Founder

Admission requirements and application

Please note: You can apply for this education from week 9.

General Diploma requirements:

To enter the programme you must have one of the following Academy Profession (AP) degrees:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Design, Technology, and Business
  • Service Engineering
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Commerce Management
  • IT Technology
  • Agro Business and Landscape Management
  • Chemical and Biotechnical Science
  • Logistics Management
  • Multimedia Design and Communication
  • Nutrition, Dairy, Food and Process Technology
  • Production Technology
  • Service, Hospitality and Tourism management

English requirements:

If your AP degree has been taught entirely in English, there are no further requirements for proof of English language skills.
However, if your degree has not been taught entirely in English, you must show proof of your English language skills. Your English language test must be no more than two years old. See minimum requirements.

Individual assessment

If you hold a similar degree from another country, your application will go through an individual assessment, where the content of your degree will be compared to our AP degrees.

Documents to include 

When you apply, you should attach all relevant documents, for instance:

  • Your AP degree Diploma including a transcript of subjects and grades, or just a transcript of grades, if you have not yet completed your degree. All Diplomas and transcripts must be in English as well as original language if the degree was not taken in English
  • Proof of English language skills, if your degree was not entirely taught in English
  • Proof of citizenship and/or your current residence permit to Denmark
  • A motivational letter, explaining why you want to study this programme
  • A CV, which shows your education, work experience, and other relevant competences
  • Your High School diploma in order to see which year you finished High School

Available study places

Odense intake
Summer: 30 places.

Vejle intake
Summer: 25 places (mixed class of Danish and international students)

If we receive applications from more qualified applicants than we can admit to this programme, we will select the best-qualified applicants based on an assessment of the following criteria:

  • Grades from the applicant's AP degree
  • English skills
  • Relevant work experience
  • Content of motivational letter

Tuition fees

NON-EU citizens must pay tuition fees.

 

Contact
Susanne Bøg Mortensen
Susanne Bøg Mortensen Study Counsellor - Available: Tuesday at 11-13, Thursday at 9-11 and Fridays (30/8, 27/9, 1/11, 22/11) at 10-12
Kirsten Stürup
Kirsten Stürup Study Counsellor
Liselotte Hansen
Liselotte Hansen Study Secretary