Course ObjectiveUpon completion of this course, students have:
- acquired knowledge with regard to enterprising skills;
- gained insight into, and developed their own enterprising skills;
- developed coaching and mentoring skills.
Course ContentThis course allows students to practice as well as study so-called soft
skills underlying entrepreneurship: generating ideas for opportunities,
taking action, perseverance, teamwork, networking, and convincing
people. These skills are becoming ever more essential whether the
student will eventually become an entrepreneur (by any definition),
self-employed (or zzp’er), freelancer, contract worker, or as an
employee. Students will study the research and theory with regard to
these skills (or competencies), and then practice these skills in the
context of their own life. Moreover, students will also develop coaching
skills which are also highly relevant to any work in the entrepreneurial
context. Students not only develop their skills but also learn the
'deliberate practice' skill acquisition method.
Teaching MethodsA few lectures and mostly experiential learning
Method of AssessmentAll (3) assignments are individual. Percentage: 40/30/30. All
assignments need to be passed (no compensation).
A second chance is allowed for all 3 assignments. However, the mark that
one can obtain for a revision is capped at 6. For second chance
submissions of entirely new assignments, no grade cap applies.
LiteratureArticles to be found on http://www.enterprisingcompetencies.com → URL.
Geoff Colvin - Talent is Overrated (2010)
Additional literature to be announced.
Additional InformationThis course is organised by the VU. For more information, please go to
entrepreneurship/programme/index.asp → URL.
Custom Course RegistrationPlease note that there is a capacity cap of 45 students
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||dr. M.W. van Gelderen|
|Examiner||dr. M.W. van Gelderen|
dr. M.W. van Gelderen
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Study Group, Instruction course|
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