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 (persuasion). These skills are becoming ever more
essential whether the
student will eventually become an entrepreneur (by any definition),
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 and mentoring
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
Teaching MethodsLectures and 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 at 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|
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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