Entrepreneurship (joint degree VU and UvA)
As two leading Dutch universities, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam jointly deliver a unique Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship in one of Europe’s business hubs: Amsterdam.
This programme will give you a profound academic grasp of entrepreneurship and will hone your entrepreneurial skillset. This powerful combination of knowledge and skills will appeal to creative and ambitious students. At the same time these are also competencies that are much in demand with employers who see entrepreneurship as crucial to their ability to create social and economic value.
About the programme
Entrepreneurship has become a mature academic discipline. The UvA and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have combined their expertise in this area to create an internationally relevant Master’s programme. This programme will expose you to two distinct academic cultures, which challenges you to look further and prepares you for the demands of entrepreneurial practice.
This one-year programme takes a thorough look at three modes of entrepreneurship: new commercial ventures, entrepreneurial activities within organisations, and initiatives that solve social problems. You will look at the multidisciplinary aspects of entrepreneurship, its collaborative and social nature, and the many practical issues (e.g. finance) that influence it. Specialisation courses allow you to gain in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship in specific contexts. The programme culminates in a thesis.
This programme is ideal for enthusiastic and ambitious students from a diversity of backgrounds. You will acquire a solid foundation in academic research, cutting-edge theory and relevant research methodology. Simultaneously, you will sharpen your entrepreneurial skills and become an effective professional. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the title of Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from both universities. This joint degree is recognised internationally.
Top 5 reasons to study here
The UvA and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam:
- have an excellent reputation
- have a diverse international student body
- are surrounded by many multinational firms and organisations
- have low tuition fees for EU students
- are conveniently located in the multicultural city of Amsterdam
Rankings and reputation
The overall quality of Dutch higher education places it among the best in the world. According to the THE QS World University Rankings, no other country in the world can claim that 90% of its universities are ranked in the world’s top 200. The University of Amsterdam is the highest ranked Dutch university at rank 57.
Both the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are internationally renowned research universities. Together they are responsible for over 20,000 scientific publications published in top tier journals (2013). This reflects intensive investment in the PhD programmes. In 2013 there were more than 700 PhD defence ceremonies at the UvA and VU.
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- Regular study programme
- 60 EC ECTS, 12 months
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