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Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing (MSc)

Learn the skills to start a new venture or rejuvenate your business with an MSc in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Entrepreneurs and project leaders need to understand business processes. With RSM’s MSc in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing you can research and analyse real business environments to develop entrepreneurial skills by thinking and doing. Interact with real entrepreneurs to learn entrepreneurial management techniques, gather the collective academic knowledge of the RSM faculty, then start a new venture or rejuvenate an existing business.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is ranked as a top 10 player by the Financial Times European Masters in Management list. It has the widest selection of one-year MSc programmes in the Netherlands and is located in a city with a truly international flavour.

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Why study a Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing in Rotterdam?

Why a Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing?
  • access to the expertise of RSM faculty, combined with that of visiting entrepreneurs and investors;
  • an excellent foundation for establishing a new, innovative company;
  • the opportunity to test your ideas in interactive, small-scale classes;
  • a taste of life as an entrepreneur on campus or during an internship;
  • a diverse, international student body.

Career opportunities Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Career opportunities Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Master graduates are qualified to help companies rejuvenate and grow by developing and building new business ventures and by acting on new opportunities. As entrepreneurs they create their own career opportunities and realise entrepreneurial dreams by starting their own ventures. Entrepreneurship graduates fill positions where their competence and drive are utilised.

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Education objectives Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Education objectives Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing You will
  • learn how entrepreneurial ventures develop in subsequent growth stages;
  • be qualified to help established companies rejuvenate and grow by developing and building new business ventures;
  • gain understanding of  key entrepreneurial challenges;
  • develop entrepreneurial skills to succeed in your chosen career;
gain MSc in Entrepreneurship & New Business Venturing 

Curriculum Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Curriculum Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing
  • The Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Contexts of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Theory in Practice
  • Entrepreneurial Start-up
  • Entrepreneurial Growth
  • Harvest: Ending the venture, Selling it and Starting again
  • Researching Entrepreneurship
  • Governance and Strategic Challenges of Family Enterprises
  • Getting Things Done Without Resources: Bootstrapping Theory and Practice
  • New Business Development
  • New Venture Planning
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship: capturing value from opportunities
  • Honours Class: Learning from entrepreneurial hot-spots
  • Entrepreneurial Challenge: Study Trip & Business Project

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Mode of education Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Mode of education Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

In addition to lectures, you will work in small groups on business cases and assignments. Many of the exercises are carried out  in teams. Skills training, presentations, visiting lecturers and practitioners are all part of the curriculum. In order to graduate you will be trained in analytical and research skills and must write an individual thesis on a topic of your choice.

Target audience Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Target audience Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

The Entrepreneurship & New Business Venturing master is a one-year full-time programme designed for young business, economics, finance and industrial design bachelors who are eager to become entrepreneurs. It is also an ideal master course for students whose ambition is to use their entrepreneurial spirit to rejuvenate the business activities of existing companies.

Admission criteria Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Admission criteria Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing
  • Pre-determined undergraduate degree from a research university
  • GMAT > 600
  • GPA equivalent to 7 out of 10 in the Dutch education system
  • English language requirement (TOEFL / IELTS)

For exact admission requirements please visit RSM’s admission pages.

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Application Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Application Master in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

You should apply directly to Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) through its online application system (OLAF). Please visit RSM’s admission pages for comprehensive instructions on how to proceed.

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