Forms and Foundations 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.
For specific information about each course, please visit our study guide.
If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, this is definitely the minor for you. But also if you do not have plans to go in that direction, this minor is worthwhile because knowledge of entrepreneurship is critical to anyone who interacts in significant ways with entrepreneurs including managers in large established firms, consultants, bankers, and government policy makers.
RegistrationVU student: you can register for the courses of the minor via VUnet from 15 July.
1 semester (30 EC)
Economie, Recht en Bestuur
Gedrag en Maatschappij
School of Business and Economics