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International Entrepreneurship

Deze minor is vol voor Avans studenten.


If you are interested in finding out if you are a young entrepreneur, you are invited to come and start your business as part of the International Entrepreneurship minor. You will set up, run and manage a start-up in an international setting. You are expected to show a high level of proactivity and independence in this programme, as these are essential entrepreneurial behaviour characteristics. At the end of this 20-week programme, you will know if you have created a sustainable business.

International Entrepreneurship
You develop a business concept and actually execute it in a team of 5 to 6 students: your Student Company. Together, you look for opportunities in the market, think of a solution and find a service or product that matches the needs of your target audience. Your team will pitch an idea in front of a panel, write a business plan, acquire seed money, purchase and/or sell products abroad and provide a financial overview.

To run your Student Company you need knowledge that you can put into practice. For this reason, you will learn about Law, Finance, Sustainability and Ethics. As a business owner, you will need to explain, convey, convince and persuade – both verbally and in writing. This means communication and sales skills are essential to acquire. As today


The learning goals of this programme are based on the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, designed by Entrecomp for the European Union in 2016.


The semester lasts for 20 weeks and is divided into 2 blocks.


Throughout the semester you will work on:

  • The Student Company addressing Lean Start-up theories, including Creativity, Marketing and Business Planning
  • English Skills for Entrepreneurs
  • Leadership
  • Intercultural Entrepreneurship


During the first block you will also work on:

  • Law for Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurial Ethics and Sustainability
  • Sales Skills for Entrepreneurs


During the second block you will also work on:

  • Finance for International Start-ups
  • Online Marketing

Aanvullende informatie

Let op:

Avans-opleiding gekoppeld aan de deze minormodule is:

International Business (IB-H)

Deze informatie heb je nodig voor de inschrijving in Studielink.

Inschrijven en aanmelden

Lees meer over de aanmelding voor de minor en hoe je je kunt inschrijven bij Avans Hogeschool. Er is een beperkt aantal plaatsen voor de minor. Stuur een e-mail naar om je aan te melden. Dan reserveren we een plaats voor je. Vol=Vol. Vermeld duidelijk op welke locatie je de minor wilt volgen. Je bent pas verzekerd van een plaatsje als je de leerovereenkomst naar ons hebt verstuurd en daarvan een bevestiging hebt ontvangen.


You must have level 1 and 2, i.e. year 1 and 2, knowledge in Business Education. If you are a year 3 or year 4 student with a technical education who is motivated to do self-study in basic managerial and financial topics, an interview may be part of your admission procedure.

An excellent command of English is required in order to be able to participate adequately in all activities.

Your enrolment for this programme will depend on availability and will be assessed by the Avans minor coordinator. An interview may be part of the admission


You can obtain a total of 30 ECTS credits. Each component of the programme carries a number of ECTS credits. You are awarded the credits for the components if you receive a final grade of 5.5 or higher and have met any sub-component requirements. You are assessed both individually and based on group work. 


Student Company


English Skills




Intercultural Entrepreneurship








Online Marketing


Ethics & Sustainability







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