Advanced Seminar Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Digital Innovation


About this course

The course prepares students for their Master's Thesis by introducing them to (1) the search, understanding, and analysis of academic literature, (2) methods for data collection and data analysis, (3) the structuring and writing of a paper, and (4) giving presentations to an academic audience including a subsequent discussion. The course exposes students to digital platforms and open forms of organizing innovation.

Learning outcomes

After the course students will be able to:

  • Define, explain and apply selected key concepts in the field of digital innovation
  • Read and understand academic literature
  • Write and present an academic paper

Skills Objectives

  • Improve writing and written communication skills
  • Enhance verbal skills via presentations and group discussions
  • Build up critical thinking and interpretation skills

Learning Objectives At the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate understanding, critical assessment and application of the following:

  • Learn how to evaluate academic literature
  • Interact with an academic debate
  • Prepare, elaborate and defend an academic argument
  • Specialist knowledge on their selected topic of interest


Literature is semester-specific and will be distributed in class

Course requirements

Very good English language skills are required. Students should also have an understanding of basic principles of management, innovation, and organization as well as empirical research methods. Attendance of the course Empirical Research Methods in Management and Economics recommended, but not mandatory.


Introductory session will provide introductions into the core topics and scientific writing in lecture style. All other sessions will be focused on the individual student presentations, in which each student presents their seminar paper to the class and all other students are encouraged to discuss the papers.

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  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Alexander Stolte, Jens Förderer
  • Mode of instruction
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These offerings are valid for students of CTU (Czech Republic)