• New Program 2019-2020

    Find below the new and improved program for the Master Entrepreneurship starting in September 2019.

     

    This new program:

    • Offers two new inspiring courses in block 1 providing you in-depth knowledge on key concepts of entrepreneurship.
    • Offers more opportunities to put theory into practice (e.g. The Startup Project, Venture Challenge, Internship).
    • Has a better alignment among the courses.
    • Allows for choosing a 'focus' area (e.g. focus on social entrepreneurship, tech entrepreneurship, creative entrepreneurship).
     

  • 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

    Lecturers: Enno Masurel and many inspiring guest speakers.

    Registration deadlines: click here

    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

    Lecturers: Neil Thompson, Marco van Gelderen, and many inspiring guest speakers.

    Registration deadlines: click here

    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: Tuesday, Sep 17

    Time: 14:00-15:00

    Room: P2, kerkzaal VU (HG 16A-00)

  • 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, Wietze van der Aa, 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, Michelle Piazzai

    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: Tsvi Vinig

    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

    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

  • 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

    Entrepreneurial Finance (UvA)

    This course provides an in-depth knowledge base of the financial issues involved in turning business opportunities into action.

     

    Please note: 1) A few lectures are scheduled during block 3. 2) Especially for students who lack sufficient mathematical background this course might be challenging. Please let us know if you think you need suggestions for online courses to get well prepared.

     

    Credits: 6

    Study guide: click here

    Lecturers: Rafael Ribas

    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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    Registration deadlines: 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

    Registration deadlines: click here

    Registration deadlines: click here

    Entrepreneurship and Business in China (UvA)

    The objective of this course is to provide students with an insight in China’s contemporary entrepreneurship and business landscape, and its current and future development in China and globally.

     

    Credits: 6

    Study guide: click here

    Registration deadlines: 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

    Registration deadlines: 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

    Registration deadlines: 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

    Registration deadlines: 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

    Registration deadlines: click here

    Real Estate Management (VU)

    Students study the characteristics of mortgage loans used by households
    to finance the purchase of a house, the functioning of the Dutch housing market including the role of policy interventions (notably mortgage interest deductibility and spatial planning), and the role of housing corporations.

     

    Credits: 6

    Study guide: click here

    Registration deadlines: 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

    Study guide: click here

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