Entrepreneurship in the Service Industry

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

Upon having successfully passed this course, the student will have
- a profound knowledge of services and services industries and their
characteristics, management challenges and opportunities for new value
- the ability to assess, design and develop innovative, viable, ideas
for new service businesses;
- the ability to collaborate in a team on a new business idea and to
present this idea to a broader audience.

Inhoud vak

Entrepreneurship and developing new business in services is a hot topic,
both for start-ups as for large companies. In this course you will
acquire knowledge and understanding of the content and process of
entrepreneurship and innovation in services. Some characteristics of
this course are:
• You will explore various innovation forms and a diversity of
practices and processes of service entrepreneurship and innovation.
• You will explore a real-life opportunity as an entrepreneurial
designer and developer of a new service.

The course uses an active learning format where you have the opportunity
(and the responsibility) to work in a team on your project, to present
and discuss your findings during the weekly workshops.


Lectures and work groups


• Individual exam (50%)
• Team project on developing a new service (40%)
• Individual active participation and presentations (10%)
The re-sit will apply to the exam only

Vereiste voorkennis

A valid registration in the MSc Entrepreneurship.


To be announced on https://blackboard.ic.uva.nl → URL

Overige informatie

This course is only available for students registered for the Master's
programme Master's in Entrepreneurship. For quality reasons, the course
cannot admit other students.

This course is organised by UvA. The course coordinator is Dr. W. van
der Aa. For more information, please go to http://studiegids.uva.nl and

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_ENT_ESI
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator dr. W. van der Aa
Examinator dr. W. van der Aa

Praktische informatie

Voor dit vak kun je niet zelf intekenen; het onderwijsbureau van jouw faculteit tekent je in.

Voor dit vak kun je last-minute intekenen.


Dit vak is ook toegankelijk als: