MSocSc in Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship

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Strategic Design Entrepreneurship is a new graduate programme in 2018 offered in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.

Teaching methods

The courses from CBS will be conducted using lecture and at times the Harvard “case method”, which involves a high-energy discussion, debate and interaction. Students are encouraged to bring their own views into discussions, to share learning with fellow students. The studio classes will take place in the Studio at CBS, a specialized training facility.

The courses from KADK will be held at the facilities at KADK on Holmen, Copenhagen and will be structured as an alternation between theoretical input, academic analysis, conceptual development and prototyping, co-creation and interaction with entrepreneurs and stakeholders from the architecture and design industry.

Some courses are studio-based, which stress design-oriented, hands-on making, inquiry, experimentation and demonstration. Students will work in small groups on taking a particular design problem, interest or question and addressing it. The courses will be conducted to encourage the students to involve in high-energy discussion, debate and interaction.

Several guests from different fields of architecture and design industry will hold master classes and participate with “real life challenges” during the semester. 

Cohort size

Minimum number of students: 40 (20 CBS and 20 KADK)

Maximum number of students: 60 (30 CBS and 30 KADK)


SDE is a full-time study programme. Class-participation is crucial for successful completion of the programme because of the interactive case-based and studio-based teaching. While you cannot study SDE part-time, the programme includes options for internships, your own start-up activities and study periods abroad. In particular, the second year of studies can be designed to fit your interests, schedule and career plans.


Before joining a programme taught in English you might want to consider the following:

  • All literature, lectures, exams, projects and group work are in English.
  • Academic English differs from English used in everyday language and you may have to spend more time on reading and understanding the material in English.
  • You may find it challenging to express yourself with the same ease as you would in your native tongue.

A good command of English is essential for successfully completing SDE and making the most of your programme.

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