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Master Entrepreneurship

Study programme

The Master’s in Entrepreneurship offers you the opportunity to become more entrepreneurial. We do this by offering you practically relevant knowledge, and boosting your entrepreneurial skills, and attitude.

Joint programme

The UvA and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) have combined their expertise to create an internationally relevant Master’s programme. Professionals from both universities and their individual business networks have been selected to participate. So you will learn from the best of the best.

Download MSc Entrepreneurship factsheet

Become more entrepreneurial

How do business ideas come to life? And how do you further develop, validate, and finance them? Inspiring lecturers will engage you in all aspects of bringing to life new business ideas. Helping you to create value for either an existing company or your own. And for society at large.

Solve real-life business cases

Great learning experience

In most courses inspiring guest speakers talk about their challenges in setting up or running a business. It's not uncommon that they are looking for talent. So go ahead and connect with them.

Also our own internationally recognised researchers introduce you to the latest techniques and theories. Providing you the up-to-date tools and skills to take with you in your first job or business.


During the programme you take a thorough look at new ventures, as well as entrepreneurial activities within existing organisations (both start-ups, scale-ups, and corporate organizations).

You will learn about developing, validating, and financing new ventures and activities. Also you will explore the managerial, collaborative and social aspects related to assessing and bringing to life new business ideas.

All this theory comes to practice when you: 

  • Solve real-life challenges
  • Explore and validate your own business idea
  • Choose an internship and gain relevant experience

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More about Doing an internship

See Internships offered by Sefa (faculty student association)

Students winning the Startup Project Pitch finals with their idea 'Eventpay': a mobile payment system for events and festivals. Learn also how to develop and validate price-winning ideas!


Please notice that you will take courses both at UvA and VU locations.

Common courses

  • The Entrepreneurial Individual
  • The Entrepreneurial Venture
  • The Startup Project
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Venture Challenge
  • Thesis Proposal

Specialisation courses

Tailor the programme to your interests and choose 3 electives out of a wide selection of specialties.

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in Science & Technology

Elective courses

  • Entrepreneurial Internship
  • Sustainable Business Models
  • Corporate Venturing
  • Managing Creativity
  • Enterprising Skills

More about Courses and electives in Course catalogue

Your Master’s Thesis

Enthusiastic about a new development or idea? With your Master's thesis you have the chance to explore it fully. While simultaneously training your ability to independently conduct relevant research.

Your thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. It’s also possible to combine your thesis with an internship.

Find out what students say about Master’s in Entrepreneurship