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Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Sustainable entrepreneurship is gaining attention because it seems the appropriate way to achieve the necessary transformations in products and business. It means doing (international) business regarding social values and environmental impact. In the minor Sustainable Entrepreneurship you will learn how to be an innovative entrepreneur who takes those values into account.

You will be working in a team: developing a business idea, writing a business plan and testing it. Then you can decide whether the business plan you have developed with the team is feasible or not. Many famous businesses have started like this, where an entrepreneur turned a problem or an idea into a successful business. Try it yourself and experience how to run a business in real life, in learning by doing.

Entrepreneurship is a craft as well as an art. That is what you see in this minor. It isn’t only about starting companies, it’s also about running them. Entrepreneurial activity flourishes where ideas, cash, professional and managerial expertise and good communications converge. This course will offer you the knowledge and the opportunity to develop the essential entrepreneurial skills.

Added value:

You learn how to be an entrepreneur according to the requirements from society nowadays. You will develop the necessary skills. The minor also stimulates you to be innovative and pro-active. Besides, a business idea might really be a success. And developing the skills to be a sustainable entrepreneur doesn’t only benefit yourself, but also society and environment.

Leerdoelen

You can:
- create a sustainable value proposition plan for an entrepreneur, business and/or innovation which has the potential to create a win-win-win situation for people, profit and planet;
- effectively communicate ideas, plans and innovations in a multidisciplinary and intercultural environment;
- take action (individually or part of a collective) to create value for others;
- reflect on your own sustainable entrepreneurship competences;
- describe and reflect on your role in the group processes that took place during the minor.

Ingangseisen

136 EC’s.

Provide documents for entry requirements: Overview of achieved EC’s

Toetsing

There are two individual partial examinations:

1. Completed portfolio with includes assignments, professional products and personal reflection and process reports, 50%

2. Criteria based interview on portfolio, oral; 50%

Rooster

Work load = 840 hours
• Theory
• Lectures
• Project & Community of practices
• Training and workshops
• Group and individual assignments