Full-time MBA students at Copenhagen Business School engage with entrepreneurship and innovation throughout their year-long programme. One way they do this is by participating in business plan competitions such as Venture Cup Denmark and VCIC – Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Venture Cup Denmark
This cross-disciplinary business plan competition is run by 5 Danish universities and its aim is to increase the number of skilled entrepreneurs and start-up companies. As participants, CBS MBA students are given the chance to turn ideas and research into viable business opportunities and test their abilities as entrepreneurs.
VCIC – Venture Capital Investment Competition
Every year, groups of MBA students from CBS also participate in VCIC, a global case competition where teams of students act as venture capitalists and evaluate a series of business plans. The business plans are pitched to each team and they have to decide which business to invest in, if any, and provide sound reasoning for their decision. The winning team from CBS Full-time MBA goes on to compete in the European regional VCIC competition against winners from other major European business schools, and in 2014, the CBS team went on to compete in the Global Finals at the University of North Carolina.
Through business plan competitions, core classes, electives, and other activities throughout the year, CBS MBA’s learn about and experience entrepreneurship from all angles – how to develop an idea, write a business plan and make a pitch, but also the thought that goes behind the investing and funding side of the process.
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