This Master’s programme prepares professionals for the exciting and fast-paced world of business development and entrepreneurship. It combines the rigour of an economics education with the relevance of providing the knowledge and skills for new business development. The rigour of an Economics qualification is reflected in analytical courses such as Empirical Economics, Financial Management, Entrepreneurial Finance, and a targeted Research Project (advancing the lean startup method). The relevance of applying theory while keeping the bigger picture of new business development in sight, is especially emphasised in courses such as Intrapreneurship, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Strategy and Innovation, and Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Next to these core courses there are electives taken from other domains to broaden your horizons within the programme and enable you to tailor it to your ambitions and affinities. The final Master’s thesis enables you to demonstrate mastery of that what you’ve learned in this programme.
Each semester is divided into two periods. The academic year consists of eight courses worth 5 EC each, two courses worth 2.5 EC and a Master’s thesis worth 15 EC. There is a short break over the Winter holidays..