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Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Doing the things you like the most and making our world a better place!

Does this sound appealing? The minor Sustainable Entrepreneurship offers you as an ambitious student the opportunity to discover and practice sustainable entrepreneurship. You will be challenged to find a way to realize your own dreams and ideas and create added value for other others at the same time.

In this 30 credit BSc minor you will explore the fields of intrapreneurship, sustainable, green, circular economic, social and nature entrepreneurship. You will give meaning to these concepts in a way that fits with your perspective of life and your career. This minor is suitable for students with and without experience in entrepreneurship and the content of the minor will be partly driven by the choices of the participants.

VHL will provide coaching, workshops, master classes, virtual collaboration and spaces for discussion and reflection. You will take sustainable entrepreneurial actions and reflect on yourself and your actions. You will write and pitch a sustainable value proposition for a start-up or established business or organization. Your plan has the potential to create a triple-win situation for people, profit and planet.

Students from different disciplines and nationalities will participate in this minor where cross-cultural and multi- and transdisciplinary collaborations will be stimulated. You can choose to participate in a virtual global classroom by signing up for the 5 credit online course on Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change from which a selection of VHL students will get the opportunity to participate in a 10-day Erasmus Intensive Program in Estonia in May 2018. See:  localchange.eu

Leerdoelen

  • 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;
  • can 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 his/her own sustainable entrepreneurship competences using the The EntreComp Framework (Bacigalupo 2016).
  • can describe and reflect on his/her role in the group processes that took place during the minor.

Aanvullende informatie

  • An option will be given to participate in the online module “Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change” from which a selection of students will get the opportunity to participate in an Erasmus Intensive Program in Estonia if the timing overlaps with semester 2. Check  localchange.eu for more information.

Ingangseisen

  • 60 Bachelor credits;
  • This minor is suitable for students with and without experience in entrepreneurship. The content will be partly driven by the choices of the participating student themselves.
  • Motivation letter with CV

Toetsing

 

Students will receive 30 credits for this minor when successfully passed two individual partial examinations for this minor:

 

  • VBA4M2VEENT1 Portfolio, Weight 1: Individual exam based on a completed portfolio which includes group and individual assignments, professional products and personal reflection and process reports.

 

  • VBA4M2VEENT2 Criteria based interview about Portfolio, Weight 1: Individual criteria based interview on the portfolio, oral.

Literatuur

  • Bacigalupo, M., Kampylis, P., Punie, Y., Van den Brande, G. (2016). EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework. Luxembourg: Publication Office of the European Union; EUR 27939 EN;doi:10.2791/593884
  • Localchange.eu
  • See minor guide for more literature.

Rooster

Will be anncounced before start of the minor