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Are you looking for something practical? Do you have a start-up or do you always have many business ideas? Or do you want to experience setting up a real start-up? This minor offers you the opportunity to set up a real start-up. You get professional coaching and gain important skills through practical workshops.

What will you learn in this minor?

In addition, you gain theoretical knowledge on entrepreneurship. This programme started in 2007 and has already brought to life hundreds of start-ups. Check  for an overview of current and former start-ups from this minor.

"This is a great minor! Setting up my start-up, AcaBoo, is an interesting experience. The team is still fully dedicated and AcaBoo is making huge progress. The new skills and knowledge I gained during the minor are extremely useful in pursuing my entrepreneurial career."

Mikel Palokaj, CEO @ AcaBoo,, minor 2017/2018

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The minor Entrepreneurship contains 30 EC and has to be completed in one semester. It includes the following courses:

  Semester 1
Period 1 Cases in Entrepreneurship (6 EC)
Period 2 Startup Psychology (6 EC)
Period 1, 2 & 3 Entrepreneurship in Practice (18 EC)

You can find detailed course descriptions in the Course Catalogue of the minor.

Please note: starting a new business takes a lot of time and the Minor Entrepreneurship is a full-time program. You are advised NOT to choose the Minor Entrepreneurship if you can't fully commit to the program.

Entry requirements

  • This minor is open for students who have successfully completed their first-year programme (60 EC) of a programme at a research university (WO) or a university of applied science (HBO).
  • No other prior knowledge is required.
  • This minor is open to students of UvA Economics and Business

Application and Admission

The application for the academic year 2021-2022 will take place in April. We hope to share more details in March.

More info and contact

For more general information about taking a minor, visit the student website about minors at UvA Economics and Business. Or you can contact the Education Desk.

Facts & Figures
Mode Full-time
Credits 30 ECTS, 5 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September