• New Program 2021-2022

    Find below the new and improved program for the Master Entrepreneurship starting in September 2021.

     

  • No VU-net-ID yet?

    • Make sure you have checked off everything at your 'Enrolment Checklist' at www.sis.uva.nl. If that's the case you will receive a VU-net-ID automatically.
    • If you still haven’t received your VU-net-id in September, you are allowed to take part in the courses of the first block (just choose a group, see schedule (you can just login and search for the courses)) while waiting on your admission. For course manuals and how to get zoom-links check the course information below (i.e. scroll down a bit until you see the courses of the first block).

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      Block 1 | Sep - Oct

      The Entrepreneurial Venture (VU)

      This course deals with the development of the entrepreneurial venture during its lifecycle. Topics: New venture creation, From startup to scale-up, Further development along the lifecycle of the firm.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Schedule: see https://rooster.vu.nl/

      Course manual: Click 👉 here.

      Link to online session will be shared on VU Canvas.

      No access to VU Canvas? Email Enno Masurel (e.masurel@vu.nl) for a link to the online session.

      Lecturers: Enno Masurel, Jeroen Mahieu

      The Entrepreneurial Individual (VU)

      This course deals with different aspects of the entrepreneurial individual. Topics: Entrepreneurial Personality, Motives, Competencies, Cognitive biases, Learning and failure in the entrepreneurship process.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Schedule: see https://rooster.vu.nl/

      Course manual: Click 👉 here.

      Details about Zoom sessions can be found in the course manual.

      Lecturers: Neil Thompson, Alyssa Liang

      Information session for Specialisation Courses block 2

      Lecturers of the specialisation courses (block 2) will tell you more about their course. A great opportunity to get all relevant information and ask questions in order to make the right decision.

       

      Date: September 22

      Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

      For the slides click 👉 here.

    • Block 2 | Nov - Dec

      The Startup Project (UvA)

      In this course you will acquire knowledge and understanding of the methods and tools from Design Thinking and Lean Startup. By applying these methodologies and (digital) validation tools you will develop and validate an innovative business idea.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturers: Bram Kuijken, and many inspiring guest speakers.

      Registration deadlines: click here

    • Choose one of the following specialisation courses in block 2

      Creative Entrepreneurship (UvA)

      In this course you will learn about the causes of success and failure in creative entrepreneurship.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturer: Nachoem Wijnberg, Jan de Groot

      Registration deadlines: click here

      Entrepreneurship in Science & Technology (UvA)

      This course will discuss the process and (economic) importance of spinoffs in general, and university spinoffs in particular.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturer: Kai Becker

      Registration deadlines: click here

      Corporate Entrepreneurship (VU)

      This course focuses on entrepreneurship in the context of existing organisations and tries to find answers to questions such as: What is corporate entrepreneurship? How does entrepreneurship manifest itself in the context of organisations?

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturer: Rein Denekamp

      Registration deadlines: click here

      Social Entrepreneurship (VU)

      This course deals with the question how entrepreneurial activity can be
      a vehicle for creating a better world, an idea often described under the
      umbrella term “social entrepreneurship”.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturer: Neil Thompson

      Registration deadlines: click here

    • Block 3 | Jan

      International Entrepreneurship (UvA)

      This course will offer a framework for understanding global venture creation and growth. Students will learn about the opportunities and challenges in different global contexts, such as the components of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Students will also learn about the different models of international entrepreneurship, including strategies and structures of international ventures.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturers: Taehyu Lee

      Registration deadlines: click here

    • Block 4 | Feb - Mar

      Venture Challenge (UvA)

      During the Venture Challenge your team will solve a real-life entrepreneurial challenge for a startup, scale-up or (corporate) incubator. You will come up with recommendations and an implementation plan by conducting research in close collaboration/consultation with the venture.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturers: Bram Kuijken

      Registration deadlines: click here

      Thesis Proposal Entrepreneurship (VU)

      This course prepares students for their master thesis project.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturer: Elco van Burg

      Registration deadlines: click here

      Thesis Methods Workshop (VU)

      A hands-on workshop looking into various methods for properly conducting scientific research. This will greatly benefit your master thesis.

       

      Credits: 0

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturers: Enno Masurel

      Registration deadlines: click here

      Thesis Analysis Workshop (VU)

      A hands-on workshop looking into various ways of analysing your data.

       

      Credits: 0

      Study guide: click here

      Lecturers: Enno Masurel

      Registration deadlines: click here

       

    • Block 5 | Apr - May

      Master's Thesis Entrepreneurship (UvA)

      The main purpose of a Master’s thesis is to train the ability to independently develop and conduct original and relevant research. The Master's thesis must be written about a subject that is closely related to the field of entrepreneurship.

       

      Thesis information session: Date tba

      Credits: 12

      Study guide: click here

      Registration deadlines: click here

    • Choose one of the following elective courses in block 5

      Entrepreneurial Internship (VU)

      This research internship enables you to put your knowledge into practice. This internship may be connected to the master thesis. See also the career page for ways to find an internship.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Corporate Venturing (UvA)

      This course will discuss the process and (economic) importance of spinoffs in general, and university spinoffs in particular.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Managing Creativity (UvA)

      In this course, you will learn what creativity is and how to effectively manage it.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Behavioural Strategy (VU)

      This cours is aimed at strategy realization. How can we change results and behaviors? The robust science of behavior analysis (started by Ivan Pavlov) is learned and applied by the student in a real life case.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Cross Cultural Management (VU)

      This interdisciplinary course introduces students to integrated principles and models of cross-cultural management.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

      Enterprising Skills (VU)

      This course allows students to study as well as practice the so-called soft skills underlying entrepreneurship, such as generating ideas for opportunities, taking action, perseverance, teamwork, networking, and influence.

       

      Credits: 6

      Study guide: click here

    • Block 6 | Jun 3 - Jun 28

      Master's Thesis Entrepreneurship (UvA)

      The main purpose of a Master’s thesis is to train the ability to independently develop and conduct original and relevant research. The Master's thesis must be written about a subject that is closely related to the field of entrepreneurship.

       

      Thesis information session: Date tba

      Credits: 12

    • Check out our career page about how to prepare for an entrepreneurial career