Belgium, Antwerp

Experience entrepreneurship. An intensive introduction

when 22 August 2016 - 2 September 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 600

The summer school on developing (skills for) entrepreneurship is taking place in one of the most challenging environments of Western Europe. Students with a keen interest in entrepreneurship, but without any concrete previous experience, will be able to discover entrepreneurship during this hands-on summer school.

First students will be introduced in the theoretical framework of a business idea through eight sessions focusing on different aspects of entrepreneurship. Prior to the course students will be provided with several preparatory packages, in order for all the participants to have an equal minimum understanding of these topics to maximize the knowledge transfer during the summer school itself. All these (basic) theoretical insights will be immediately linked to some practical example sessions. The topics range from ideation over intellectual property, market research and business modeling to marketing strategies and valuation. For a detailed overview of the sessions, please consult the website. All these sessions will be taught by international experts from both within and outside the academic world.

Next to these theoretical sessions, students will engage in a real-life based group work which will let the teams apply effectively the knowledge and skills taught during the theoretical sessions. Students will be asked to choose their preferred case prior to the summer school after which interdisciplinary and international groups will be composed. Topics will cover a wide array of products and services, both profit and non-profit as to enable all participants to find an appropriate match. At the end of the summer school, groups will need to present their working process and business plan to a professional jury. Ultimately, some industrial visits and social activities will keep the minds relaxed and focused.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Johan Braet
Faculty of Applied Economics
University of Antwerp

Target group

Master students or bachelor students in their last year who are interested in discovering entrepreneurship. As the summer school is interdisciplinary by nature, students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Credits info

Successful completion of the summer school can be awarded with 4 credits according the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Credits will be awarded on the base of preparatory readings, 100 % (active) participation during the course and final presentations.

Participants have to possibility to complete an extra assignment if they want to earn 5 ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 600: Fee includes course material, coffee breaks, farewell dinner and social activities. Does not include lunch or accommodation.