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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Campus FryslânCentre for Sustainable EntrepreneurshipSustainability for you

Sustainability for University Students

Our master programme

The Centre for Sustainable Entrepreneurship will offer a 1-year fulltime Master of Science Programme in Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Our master programme is unique in its aim, profile, and organisation.

First, our programme enables the development of personal vision and competencies next to and on top of academic skills. This threefold combination of vision-competencies-research enables thought leadership that is relevant for business, public organisations, or policy institutes.

Second, the content of the programme is fully dedicated to understanding and developing successful sustainable entrepreneurship. Our programme reflects the ambition: being successful in sustainable business.

Third, we offer extensive interaction with leading business firms and public organisations. We believe that learning comes from action in different settings.

Structure of the master

Our programme builds on research-driven education enabling students to learn in-depth state-of-the-art theories and research methods. The programme consists of two parts:

Vision-based learning is the first pillar of the programme. Successful sustainable entrepreneurship – be it within large multinational corporations, small or medium-sized enterprises – starts with the design and formulation of a personal vision of “successful sustainable entrepreneurship”. For this reason, the first part of the programme explicitly consists of a vision-based learning environment.

Competency-based learning is the second pillar of the programme. We use the University of Oxford Leadership profile adapted to sustainable entrepreneurship. The courses of the programme integrate research-driven education with hands-on business challenges of sustainability. Within each course, students have the opportunity to design personal projects.

Career opportunities

The career opportunities for students that successfully finish the programme are substantial. Students will have received research-driven academic courses and developed vision and competencies for successful sustainable entrepreneurship.

Sustainability is relevant for a career in fast-growing niche companies in the biobased economy or high-tech systems.

Policy-making national institutes such as provinces or municipalities also require that new employees and current staff members reinvent their personal value system with a sharp eye for sustainability.

Last modified:05 November 2018 2.01 p.m.