A wide range of opportunities and high-quality small scale education
"The MSc programme in Business Development and Entrepreneurship at U.S.E. offers a wide range of opportunities and high-quality small scale education, which I was not used to during my bachelors in Austria. Representing the variety of the programme are a set of practically applied as well as interdisciplinary courses, such as Entrepreneurial Marketing or Sustainable Entrepreneurship. I want to highlight that my argumentative and analytical skills greatly improved due to collegial and close relationships to the staff. A proactive and motivated students’ environment was remarkably beneficial to my skills development and further network. Finally, being a member of the Masters Community ECU’92 and, therefore, actively participating in the design of the year was personally incredibly enriching."
David Fraydl (Austria)
I had the opportunity to apply the principles taught in the course to a real-world problem
''One of the criticisms I have heard for doing Business Development and Entrepreneurship is that you either are an entrepreneur, or you are not. I have to admit this was also a fear of mine, that I would learn academic skills not applicable to the real world. The Research Project course blew this criticism out of the water. In this course, I had the opportunity to apply the principles taught in the course to a real-world problem provided by the insurance company Reaal. It gave me important insights into how the company worked, what my own skills and competences are and finally to translate academic knowledge to practical skills. The course mimicked the way entrepreneurs start a business and by using this model, my group and I were invited to pitch our idea to the board of directors of Reaal, who loved our idea and are now financing our project, effectively meaning we started our own company directly from the Research project course. The course opened many opportunities for us and was crucial for me to make the transition from academic to practical work.''
Elger Lodewijk (The Netherlands)