Minor in Bioentrepreneurship


The Minor Concept - a second year specialization in the MSc Programme in Economics and Business Administration

 A minor gives you the opportunity of having a second specialization in your degree. The minor is a bundle of three to four electives that can be chosen separately but if chosen together rewards a minor.


The minor in bioentrepreneurship offers the core skills required for commercialization of bio products in the pharmaceutical, bioindustry and biotechnology industry. The objective is not only to build technical skills in business analysis but also train application of these skills to actual business challenges in real-life entrepreneurship projects.

More specifically, the minor will introduce the students to three courses related to bio-entrepreneurship:

  • Innovation Challenges in BioBusiness
  • Bioentrepreneurship
  • Bio Markets

The minor will run in the fall 2020.

The BIO minor is directed at a small volume of high performing students from the MSc Programme in Economics and Business Administration. 


The structure and the ECTS credits of the individual courses are listed below. The course descriptions are available in the online course catalogue

Course ECTS
Innovation Challenges in BioBusiness 7.5
Bio-Markets 7.5
Bioentrepreneurship 7.5


The minor consists of three courses that each take up key aspects of business activity in the context of life science. The courses complement each other and are designed to build a comprehensive understanding of business in the field of bio-entrepreneurship.


The minor consists of the examinations listed below. The learning objectives and the regulations of the individual examinations are prescribed in the online course catalogue. Direct links to the individual examinations are inserted in the table below.


Exam name Exam form Gradingscale Internal/external exam ECTS
Innovation Challenges in BioBusiness Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers 7-point grading scale Internal exam 7.5
Bio Markets Oral exam based on written product 7-point grading scale External exam 7.5
Bioentrepreneurship Oral exam 7-point grading scale Internal exam 7.5

Prerequisites for registering for the exam – compulsory activities

The following courses have compulsory assignments or requirements about active class participation. Further specifications and regulations are listed in the relevant course description in the online course catalogue, see the below link(s).

Course Number of mandatory activities
Bioentrepreneurship 1

Further information

Minor coordinator

Palle Høy Jakobsen

Study Board


How to sign up

In addition to the official CBS course enrollment, admission to the course is by application, to be submitted ily.stu@cbs.dk no later than the CBS registration deadline for elective courses. You may find the registration deadlines on my.cbs.dk ( https:/​/​studentcbs.sharepoint.com/​graduate/​pages/​registration-for-electives.aspx ). Your application should include 1) Short motivational essay, 2) Grades (both bachelor and master level); 3) Curriculum vitae, 4) Recommendation (if available).