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Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship

Summer School of Entrepreneurship, 5 ECTS
Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Aarhus C
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1200 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 700 EUR
The Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship course is all about your start-up, establishing it, running it, and managing it. This course uses the  ”lean business platform” and the theory behind the "Lean Start-up" concept to give students the essential knowledge needed to either start their own business or join a start-up. Students will get hands-on skills, they can use in any start-up or to start their own business. Every student will practice these skills in-class by building a real start-up business based on their own idea. The course will also cover traditional new venture development and the entrepreneurial process (problem identification, innovation, business plans, fund raising and launching). In addition, the essential knowledge derived from entrepreneurship research covering proven keys to success, as well as scientific research about what it takes as an individual and a group to succeed in entrepreneurship will be included.  Learning outcomes
  • Learn useful basics of problem identification, idea formation & brainstorming, idea validation, risk assessment, launching, pricing and crowdfunding. 
  • Gain the latest knowledge from scientific research about startups, including definition of entrepreneurship and more. 
  • Learn about team creation and team dynamics. 
  • Gain practical skills and experience starting a real business based on your own ideas.
  • Gain practical skills and experience in lean business platform. 
  • Presenting your startup to a panel of investors. 
  Teaching and exam The pedagogical approach of this summer school is an action-reflection theory, which means that we are always testing learning and theory through practical exercises. The teaching will be workshop based with a mix of short theoretical lectures, presentations of – and training in – tools, and reflection on the learning.  
In addition, you will work with and get inspiration from other participants and you will get the opportunity to work on your own projects as well.
Preliminary litterature:
Alexander Osterwalder og Yves Pigneur, The Business Model Canvas
Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
VIA, Grow a Business, Triple Business Model Canvas 

The exam consists of:
1. Business Model Canvas and completed lean business platform portfolio.
 2. A 30 minute ”open for the campus” oral group presentation and discussion about the business idea. The groups consist of 3-4 persons.  


You can find a link to our application via our website.

You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

VIA University College
Anna Kronborg Bell
Project Manager
VIA Summer School


EU-citizens = 970
Non-EU citizens = 1620

Course fee includes:
Classes and tuition
Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
Personalised graduation certificate

Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee. VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

This course is offered under the act of Danish Open University.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Application date
May 01
Start date
Aug 05

Campus Aarhus C


Campus Aarhus C is a totally new and modern campus with many specialties and a wide variety of international and Danish-language programmes. The Campus is 46,000 squaremeters divided in 5 buildings, each with 4-6 floors.
The buildings display innovative and playful architecture and has been awarded with an architectural prize as one of the 3 best and most beautiful new constructions in Aarhus. Facilities include roof-top running track and basket ball court, spacious and bright classrooms and auditoriums, canteen and student cafe and bar.
Campus Aarhus C is located in the center of Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark with approximately 320.000 inhabitants.

Campus Aarhus C offers programmes in Danish within the fields of teaching, social education, social work, construction, engineering, business and management as well as programmes taught and conducted in English within architecture, technology, engineering, business and management. In addition, Campus C is host to a nimber of VIA's Summer School programmes.

  • Students: 6.300
  • International students: 630
  • Employees: 430
Read more about Campus C here.

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