Enterprising Skills

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

Doel vak

Upon 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.

Inhoud vak

This 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
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 acquisition method.


A few lectures and mostly experiential learning


All (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.


Articles to be found on http://www.enterprisingcompetencies.com → URL.
Geoff Colvin - Talent is Overrated (2010)
Additional literature to be announced.

Overige informatie

This course is organised by the VU. For more information, please go to
entrepreneurship/programme/index.asp → URL.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

Please note that there is a capacity cap of 45 students

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_ENT_ESK
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator dr. M.W. van Gelderen
Examinator dr. M.W. van Gelderen
Docenten dr. M.W. van Gelderen

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