International Entrepreneurship & Development

The minor program entitled ‘International Entrepreneurship and Development’ allows students to work abroad in teams (of 3 or 4 students) on a professional technology-based entrepreneurship related assignment aimed at tackling global challenges. The overall learning goal of the minor is to build capacities and expertise for international technology transfer by means of entrepreneurship. The program combines a set of courses with a group assignment for which students go abroad in multidisciplinary teams, and work for 3 months with an NGO, (social) enterprise, university or governmental organization on a real case.

Why this minor?

This minor gives you the opportunity 1) to learn about the role of entrepreneurship in addressing challenges in the field of global inequality and sustainable development. And 2) to actually put your learnings into practice during a 3 months internship in a different cultural setting.

The minor program is structured as follows:  in the first 2 months there are four courses that prepare you for your internship, followed by (on the right) the 3 months internship. The program follows a living lab and problem-based learning approach. Together with your team you will learn (1) how to manage and work in a technology-related project in a different cultural and institutional setting, and (2) how it is to work as an entrepreneur by developing and testing the feasibility of a (part of a) business plan and/or marketing plan.

Course list

  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (4 EC)
  • Preparation Intercultural Internship (2 EC)
  • Development, Sustainability and Culture (6 EC)
  • Project Research and Design (3 EC)
  • Intercultural Internship (15 EC)

Disclaimer! This program is very high-demanding. You will not have time to do any resits of other courses. Also it requires a strong ability to adapt to a different cultural setting in which you will work and live intensively together with your team during the internship abroad.

Entry requirements

  • BSc students that have completed the first two years of their study successfully
  • For this minor there is a selection procedure

Application procedure

  • Sign up for the minor 
  • Send a (URL of your) motivational video (max. 2 minutes) in which you pitch your motivation to participate in this program. What are your strengths? And weaknesses? Why do you want to do something in the developing world? What is your experience with cultural diversity? How do you behave in a team?
  • Additionally to the video you can also send your CV. These materials should be sent to by April 15th 2019 the latest.

More information

Dr. J.O. Kroesen

Minor code:WM-MI-101
Maximum number of participants:60
Teaching methods:Teamwork, internship