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Overview of Entrepreneurship courses at Bachelor level

If you are interested in entrepreneurship, but not in the entire minor program, you can decide to take one or more of our entrepreneurship courses. Maybe you are looking for a course which better reflects suits your Bachelor program. Below is a list of all Tilburg University Bachelor subjects related to entrepreneurship, so you can pick and choose what suits you best.


Overview of Entrepreneurship courses at Bachelor level
Course School ECTS Study year Semester
Introduction to Corporate Entrepreneurship TiSEM 6 3 1
Creative Entrepreneurship TiSEM 6 3 1
Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice TiSEM 6 3 1
Entrepreneurial Governance and Finance TLS 6 3 2
Social Innovation Project TSHD 6 2 and 3 1 or 2
Fiscal aspects of entrepreneurship TLS 6 3 1
Corporate law TiSEM 6 3 2
Innovation, Organization and Entrepreneurship TSB 6 3 /pre-master 1

* For the admission requirements of each subject, please see the study guide.

Introduction to Corporate Entrepreneurship

Being entrepreneurial within a company, that’s what this course is about. Large companies tend to focus on running their existing business, become less innovative and inflexible. They can lose sight of the need to innovate, adapt and be entrepreneurial. This course helps you to understand the role and importance of an entrepreneurial mindset in larger corporations. Read more in OSIRIS.

Creative Entrepreneurship

In this course, you will study entrepreneurship in the context of those industries where creativity is a key element in their value proposition to the public, such as the gaming, film or design industries: from Spotify to food trucks, and from Damien Hirst to El Bulli. Literature, case studies, assignments and workshops are all used to highlight the various aspects of creative entrepreneurship. You will discuss the opportunities and risks from globalization and the development of the internet and how these changes can lead to new business models and new types of business. Read more in OSIRIS.

Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice

You create your own business idea, and develop a business plan. This is then the basis for you to study the most important elements in starting a business.  How do you write a business plan and which business model fits your idea? How do you arrange financing and attract investors? How do you find the right customers and learn from them? How do you develop a good network and how do you compose the best startup team? These are just a few of the topics covered. After developing your own business plan, you evaluate and validate it before finally pitching it to potential investors. Read more in OSIRIS.

Entrepreneurial Governance & Finance

Anybody starting or running a business has to deal with a range of laws and regulations. In this course you will examine both the legal and entrepreneurial side of contracts and legal questions in early-stage companies. It is essential to have a basic knowledge of these kinds of legal issues, because they govern the relations between all of the parties engaged in doing business. We also look at the legislation which is relevant when financing a business. Read more in OSIRIS.

Social Innovation Project

This course provides an opportunity to use your entrepreneurial skills in practice. You will work on an innovative solution to a social problem in a team with fellow students. It will give you the chance to make a real difference and see immediate results. You will develop the various skills required when launching a startup and developing your business. Read more in OSIRIS.

Tax Aspects of Business Activities

The course introduces you to important tax laws, such as those concerning income tax, corporate income tax, sales tax, real estate transfer tax and gift and inheritance tax. We will examine these levies within a broader economic and legal framework and study how the various laws relate to each other. We will also see what they mean for entrepreneurs and legal entities. This course is offered in Dutch. Read more in OSIRIS.

Dutch Company Law

This course is about the various legal entities that you will encounter when running a business. We explain the distinctive characteristics of each type of legal entity and describe how they operate.  You will then apply this knowledge in practical case studies.  This course is also suitable for those with no previous knowledge of law, as it begins with an introduction to private and public law. The course is offered in Dutch. Read more in OSIRIS.

Innovation, Organization and Entrepreneurship

If you are interested in how and why companies engage in innovation, then this course is for you. In this course we both discuss internal aspects of innovation (firm resources and capabilities that increase the likelihood of innovation) and external aspects of innovation (the organization of knowledge creation). In order to understand the process of innovation, we look at foundational theories (e.g. Evolutionary Theory) to understand organizational innovation. The knowledge acquired in the course is applied through practical case studies. Read more in OSIRIS.

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