“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”
In order to achieve these competencies, the students will Learn By Doing, work in self-managed teams and set up real companies at the start of their studies while working on projects for real customers. The money earned is invested into Learning Journeys all over the world.
The first 6 weeks of this year start by going to a East European country with your team; visiting various companies, learning about doing business in Eastern Europe, working together with your team, doing business from day 1 and earning your money goal.
Back in Amsterdam you start to work in your own company and projects. You will take on and complete assignments for your own clients together with one or more team members.
The focus during the first year is on “being an entrepreneur”. Twice a week you and your team get together in training sessions to learn, from, with and through each other.
The second year you continue to work in and further develop your own company and of course making money. This year will include a four-week learning journey to California, United States (Silicon Valley).
You will prepare for this trip with the team; decide whom you want to visit, including making the necessary arrangements. This learning journey is focused on the start-up environment in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, visiting technology and social enterprises.
The third year is all about growing your business, but also about the minors (specialisation), which you choose yourself.
During this year, you will visit one or more BRICS countries. These are emerging nations that will play an important role in the world economy in the coming decades. During your two-month stay you will get an excellent insight into the local cultures and the way of doing business.
In the fourth and final year you will conclude your studies individually by writing your thesis. This is based on (a) setting up your own company or (b) doing research for a company/client.
If you wish, there are opportunities to go abroad for a longer period of 2 to 6 months.
We have created a state-of-the-art curriculum that will not only lead to a fully accredited Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship degree after 4 years, but also to a successful business. In four years’ time you will be an educated and experienced entrepreneur, with your own start-up.
Here’s a selection of projects initiated by our students.