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Department of Business and Economics

International Coworking and Entrepreneurial Management

Module: Innovation Management V
Lecturer:  JProf. Dr. Simon Hensellek
Size / Credits: 4 SWS / 7,5 Credits
Event: Block seminar
Language: English
Date and Location: Kick-off: Wednesday, April 10th 2024, 12:00-2:00 pm in the EduSpace of the CET (Emil-Figge-Str. 80 44227 Dortmund)
Course Procedure: Kick-off: Wednesday, April 10th 2024, 12:00-2:00 pm
Trip to Paris: Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - Thursday, April 25th 2024 (Travel days: April 23rd 2024 and April 26th 2024)
Virtual follow-up and Q&A session: Tuesday, May 14th 2024
Submission of the seminar paper: Thursday, May 23rd 2024
Examination: Graded presentation and seminar paper
Cycle: Each semester


As part of the Erasmus+ project Cowork4EU, the course "International Coworking and Entrepreneurial Management" will take place in the summer term in the form of a block seminar. The seminar takes place in cooperation with partners from the Paris School of Business in France, the Prague University of Economics and Business in the Czech Republic and the Private University Schloss Seeburg in Austria. Find out more about the project here:

To the Cowork4EU Website

During the course, students work in international teams with other students from the partner universities both digitally and physically. The master seminar includes a trip to one of the partner universities. Travel expenses are partially funded through the EU grant with up to 296€.

Students will learn about the concepts, dynamics and practices of coworking and coworking spaces.  Furthermore, students develop their knowledge in entrepreneurship, innovation management and creative thinking by working on case studies that simulate building their own startup. Intercultural working is promoted through collaboration in international teams.

The course takes place in hybrid form. In the summer semester of 2024, students will participate in a trip to Paris to work with other international students. Only master's students are eligible for the seminar. The application phase for the course in the summer semester 2024 runs from December 7th, 2023 to January 14th, 2024.

Impressions from previous courses and to the application form