Internship Minor Entrepreneurship


Course Objective

Academic and research skills: Students are able to translate a
practically relevant problem related to entrepreneurship into
(academically) relevant research questions, and demonstrate that they
can design and execute a research project using a systematic, analytical
approach that delivers new theoretical and practical insights into the

Bridging Theory and Practice: Students are able to synthesize and apply
concepts, models and theories in the field of entrepreneurship in order
to analyze and solve an entrepreneurial challenge and/or opportunity
faced by an existing organization.

Social Skills: Students demonstrate understanding of roles and needs of
different types of stakeholders that they need to interact with as a
professional, and are able to work well with others.

Self-awareness: Students are able to reflect on their own
responsibilities, learnings and personal development during their

Course Content

Increasingly organizations and maybe even your future employer are
looking for experience as well as academic credentials. The School
recommends doing an internship, because it is an excellent way to apply
the knowledge and (academic) skills which you acquired during your
studies. Your most important learning goal as a student-intern is to
familiarize yourself with professional and market-related skills in a
real and new organizational environment. With the job market becoming
increasingly competitive, gaining relevant experience will give you a
good start into your professional career.

Companies offer a wide range of internships in various disciplines. What
is crucial in obtaining approval for your internship and eventually
obtaining your study credits, is that there is a clearly defined project
that allows you to fulfill the learning objectives. Also, the project
needs to allow for an individual assessment.

It is possible to replace two of the courses in the Minor
Entrepreneurship by an internship that will be supervised by one of the
lecturers of the courses. An internship counts for 12 EC: it replaces
one out of the two courses “Enterprising Behavior” and “Filming
Entrepreneurship” (both in period 2) in combination with the course “New
Venture Creation” (in period 3). Internships should be aligned with the
topics of the minor and should be initiated by students.

Finally, note that in order to obtain your internship credits, your
internship has to be pre-approved by the minor coordinator and
supervised by a School member that is assigned to you by either the
minor coordinator.

Teaching Methods

On-site Internship

Method of Assessment

Internship report - Individual assessment

Additional Information


• Subscription to the internship through VUnet is not possible.

• CONTACT THE MINOR COORDINATOR as soon as you have an INITIAL proposal
for the internship. Approval of the minor coordinator is essential in
order to be able to do a minor internship.

• The general internship manual will be available through VUnet
(including more details on a time plan and practical matters). CAREFULLY
READ THE MANUAL ON VUNET (go to Services > Degree programme >
Internship, or Serviceplein > Opleidingsprogrmma > Stage). The manual
will provide more insights in what is exactly expected in terms of your
internship proposal, the concrete requirements, and the related time
line of activities.

• After completing the internship the subscription to the course as well
as the registration of the result will be done by the back office.

General Information

Course Code E_BK3_IMENT
Credits 12 EC
Period P2+3
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. W. Stam
Examiner prof. dr. W. Stam
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You cannot register for this course yourself; your faculty's education office carries out registration

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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