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Minor Entrepreneurship (from September 2017)

Ambitious and intensive minor programme in English for all bachelor students of the University of Groningen who:

  • Want to learn what entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills are
  • Have passed their first year
  • Do not study at the Faculty of Economics and Business
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Why choose this minor?

In today’s modern society, entrepreneurship is essential to all academic disciplines. Whether you want to start your own business or work in an existing profit or non-profit organization, you need to be able to recognize opportunities.

This minor is the right choice for you if you want to learn knowledge, skills and attitudes that are necessary to successfully recognize and realize opportunities in the context of your major. You learn what entrepreneurship is and what entrepreneurial skills are. You also work together with students from different academic backgrounds. And you get to develop your own business idea which you will pitch to an expert jury.

'Not just a good idea or money will lead to success. You will need a clear goal and be prepared to fall and rise. That is what I learned from this minor.' - Lotte Zomer, student Pedagogical Sciences
'Not just a good idea or money will lead to success. You will need a clear goal and be prepared to fall and rise. That is what I learned from this minor.' - Lotte Zomer, student Pedagogical Sciences

What does the programme look like?

The minor Entrepreneurship is taught by experts from the Faculty of Economics and Business and the University of Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship. The programme consists of a package of five courses of 30 EC in total.

Out of these five courses, four courses are mandatory. The fifth course is an elective course, and deals with the context of Entrepreneurship. In the academic year 2017 – 2018, you will have two options to choose from: one course that zooms in on the specific entrepreneurial context of Behavioural and Social Sciences, and another course that pays attention to the influence of contextual factors in general.

During the minor, you will develop an empirically well-founded solution to a practical business development challenge, together with the students of the faculty minor Innovation & Entrepreneurship . Hence: you will work in multidisciplinary project groups. The source of your group's business development challenge could be your own entrepreneurial idea, but also an opportunity, delivered by an existing company.

You can find an overview of the programme below.

Period

Course name

EC

Type

Language

Semester 1a

Introduction to Entrepreneurship *
EBB124A05

5

Compulsory

English

Financial and Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
EBB128A05

5

Compulsory

English

Market- and Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
EBB129A05

5

Compulsory

English

Semester 1b

Elective course about the context of Entrepreneurship:

5

Elective

English

Entrepreneurship Project *
EBB118B10

10

Compulsory

English

* These courses are taken together with the students of the (faculty) minor Innovation & Entrepreneurship of the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Please note: The courses of the minor cannot be taken individually.

'In my future career I want to work with entrepreneurs. Therefore it is convenient to speak the same language as them.' - Anne Rhodé Kok, student Psychology
'In my future career I want to work with entrepreneurs. Therefore it is convenient to speak the same language as them.' - Anne Rhodé Kok, student Psychology

Who can participate?

The university minor Entrepreneurship is open to all bachelor students of the University of Groningen who have passed their first year. The minor is not open to students who study at the Faculty of Economics and Business, or who study Industrial Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. These students can apply for the (faculty) minor Innovation & Entrepreneurship .

How to register?

You register for the minor via Progress from the day of the annual university Minor Market on April 20th until August 1st . The minor can be found at Enrolments / Minors / Economics and Business. There is a limited number of places available, first come first served!

Minor Ondernemerschap (tot september 2017)

Het Nederlandstalige curriculum van de minor Ondernemerschap wordt vanaf het studiejaar 2017 – 2018 niet meer aangeboden. In plaats hiervan wordt een nieuw Engelstalig programma aangeboden, inclusief substitutieregeling voor studenten van het oude programma. Tevens worden er in 2017 – 2018 twee laatste tentamenkansen aangeboden voor de vakken uit het oude curriculum. Als je de minor Ondernemerschap hebt gevolgd en je moet nog 1 of meerdere (losse) vakken herkansen, neem dan zo spoedig mogelijk contact op met de coördinator van de minor om de mogelijkheden te bespreken.
Let op: Je kunt je pas aanmelden voor de laatste kans tentamens nadat je contact hebt gehad met de minorcoördinator!

More information?

Please contact the coordinator of the minor, drs. Frank Streefland.

Laatst gewijzigd:13 september 2017 10:30