Foundations and Forms of Entrepreneurship:
This course introduces you to the concept of entrepreneurship, its role and importance in our society, and the process by which entrepreneurs transform new ideas into business ventures. You learn to apply basic theories from economics, sociology, and psychology to study key topics in entrepreneurship.
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation:
In this course, you learn to understand and apply basic theories behind the processes of technology-based innovation within organizations and their environments, the development of innovation strategies, and the organizational implementation of innovation strategies.
This course deals with the study and practice of entrepreneurial behavior. You will learn about the six so-called entrepreneurial skills: imagining and recognizing opportunities, taking action, perseverance, networking, teamwork, and persuasion.
This course aims at facilitating you in experiencing, exploring, discovering and ‘reporting’ about entrepreneurship. In pairs, you create a (short) film about entrepreneurship so as to ‘activate’ your own curiosity, and to – visually – communicate their ideas and perspectives.
New Venture Creation:
In this course you work in a team to create a business plan that validates a business idea using the business canvas methodology. The teams will also present this business plan to a panel of experts, entrepreneurs, and investors.
It is possible to replace two of the courses for an internship that will be supervised by one of the lecturers of the courses. The courses to be replaced are one course from period 1 and one course from period 2 (you decide). Internships should be aligned with one or more of the topics that are addressed in the minor and should be initiated by students. Proposals for an internship need approval from the minor coordinator.
For specific information about each course, please visit our study guide.
This minor can be followed by all students in business administration and economics. In addition, advanced bachelor students (third year) from other faculties as well as other universities are welcome to join.
The minor entrepreneurship is especially interesting for:
• All students in Business Administration and Economics.
• All students from other academic bachelor programmes who are interested in entrepreneurship and who consider founding or working at a small business (e.g. health science, communication science, psychology, natural sciences).
RegistrationVU student: you can register for the courses of the minor via VUnet from 15 July.
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
1 semester (30 EC)
FIELD OF INTEREST
Economics, Business and Law
Behavioural and Social Sciences
School of Business and Economics