MSc Entrepreneurship

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

MSc Entrepreneurship

University of Amsterdam

As two leading Dutch universities, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU University Amsterdam jointly deliver a unique Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship in one of Europe’s business hubs - Amsterdam.

This programme will give you a profound academic grasp of entrepreneurship and will hone your entrepreneurial skill set. This powerful combination of knowledge and skills will appeal to creative and ambitious students. At the same time these are also competencies that are much in demand with employers who see entrepreneurship as crucial to their ability to create social and economic value.

About the programme

Entrepreneurship has become a mature academic discipline. The UvA and VU University Amsterdam have combined their expertise in this area to create an internationally relevant Master’s programme. This programme will expose you to two distinct academic cultures, which challenges you to look further and prepares you for the demands of entrepreneurial practice.

This one-year programme takes a thorough look at three modes of entrepreneurship: new commercial ventures, entrepreneurial activities within organisations, and initiatives that solve social problems. You will look at the multidisciplinary aspects of entrepreneurship, its collaborative and social nature, and the many practical issues (e.g. finance) that influence it. Specialisation courses allow you to gain in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship in specific industries. The programme culminates in a thesis.

This programme is an ideal incubator for enthusiastic and ambitious students from a diversity of backgrounds. You will acquire a solid foundation in academic research, cutting-edge theory and relevant research methodology. Simultaneously, you will sharpen your entrepreneurial skills and become an effective professional. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the title of Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from both universities. This joint degree is recognised internationally.

Top 5 reasons to study here

The UvA and VU:

  • have an excellent reputation
  • have a diverse international student body
  • are surrounded by many multinational firms and organisations
  • have low tuition fees for EU students
  • are conveniently located in the multicultural city of Amsterdam


The MSc in Entrepreneurship provides a solid academic basis for entrepreneurial skills, and knowledge of and insight into entrepreneurship as a science. Its flexible curriculum allows you to shape your programme by choosing specialty courses and electives and write a Master's thesis based on a subject of choice. The curriculum is offered jointly by UvA and VU.

Programme structure

The joint Master's in Entrepreneurship is a one-year programme that is allocated 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit equals 0,5 US credit). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three blocks. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.


The Master's thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. The thesis is supervised by one of the research staff members of either the UvA or VU. The course 'Entrepreneurship Research Skills' prepares you for writing your thesis and provides guidance for successfully completing the Master's thesis.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Amsterdam
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984 EUR
EU/EEA students, per year; non-EU/EEA students €14,850 per year.