MSc track Entrepreneurship

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MSc Track Entrepreneurship

How about the entrepreneur (or intra-preneur) in you? Opportunity identification? Risk-taking? Entrepreneurial self-efficacy? Put your knowledge into action, valorise your ideas, sell your idea, and try to make a difference. Explore and develop “entrepreneurialism” for creating new business, and/or stimulating entrepreneurship within existing organisations. Release the entrepreneurial spirit from the bottle by embedding the MSc Track Entrepreneurship into your MSc programme.

Strengthening entrepreneurship in your Wageningen MSc study programme

The Master Track Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive  programme focusing on innovative, sustainable entrepreneurship within the Wageningen domains (i.e. food and food production, living environment, health, lifestyle and livelihood). Theory and practice will be combined. The program provides you with the opportunity to increase collaboration with significant entrepreneurship stakeholders in and outside the university. Think of  StartLife, Climate KIC and various individual companies and organizations in and outside the Food Valley region.

The Track Programme

Building block 1: A minimum of two RO-courses, 6 ECTS each, both with a different focus (see course table below)


. Assumed knowledge for starting the track is the course MST-55306 Principles of Entrepreneurship or other (extracurricular) courses teaching the basics of entrepreneurship. See SSC for course information and registration.

Schedule Academic Year 2017-2018

Course code Course name Period Focus on
1 MST-23406 New Venture Creation: from Idea to Business Plan P5 Entrepreneurship
2 AEP-52306 Business Cases Agri-Food Entrepreneurship P6 Entrepreneurship
3 ECS-51306 Competence Management for building Entrepreneurial Teams P4 Intrapreneurship
4 YSS-32306 Technology and Business Model Innovation P5 Intrapreneurship
5 BEC-52306 Financial and Business Management P1 Entrepreneurship / Intrapreneurship
6 MST-55806 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies P5 Intrapreneurship
7 MST-53806 Business & Society P6 Sustainable entrepreneurship
8 MST-33806 Circular Economy: Theory and Practice P2 Sustainable entrepreneurship

Schedule Academic Year 2016-2017

Course code Course name Period Focus on
1 MST-23406 New Venture Creation: from Idea to Business Plan P5 Entrepreneurship
2 AEP-52306 Business Cases Agri-Food Entrepreneurship P6 Entrepreneurship
3 ECS-51306 Competence Management for building Entrepreneurial Teams 2014/15:P5 2015/16:P4 Intrapreneurship
4 YSS-32306 Technology, Innovation and Strategy P4 Intrapreneurship
5 BEC-52306 Financial and Business Management P1 Entrepreneurship / Intrapreneurship
6 MST-32306 Strategic Change Management & Innovation P5 Intrapreneurship
7 MST-53806 Business & Society P6 Sustainable entrepreneurship
8 MST-33806 Closed Cycle Design P2 Sustainable entrepreneurship

Building block 2: An Entrepreneurial ACT (E-ACT, 9 ECTS), combined with the course ECS-66700 Pursuing and Realising Entrepreneurial Projects (PREP, 3 ECTS). For E-labelled ACT projects in combination with ECS-66700, check ACT Registration.

Building block 3: An entrepreneurship internship (24 ECTS). The internship entrepreneurship can either focus on 1) an entrepreneurial project within an existing organization or 2) an entrepreneurial project adjacent to the emergence of a new business, possibly your own start-up trajectory. For more information: contact your study advisor and/or office.ecs@wur.nl.

Requirements and registration

An intake is required before starting the Track. After the intake you will submit three documents on which admission will be based (motivation letter, planning, recommendation letter). After approval, you can register for the subsequent components of the Track. Your progress will be monitored through mid-term progress reviews. You should pass all three building blocks according to the assessment requirements for the individual courses. After finalising the complete Track, you will receive a supplementary certificate next to your MSc diploma.

Contact and intake

Please contact dr.ir. Thomas Lans via the contact form for more information.