You have the ideas - we’ll teach you how to think and act like an innovative entrepreneur! Today’s business world is constantly changing and management strategies need to be redefined non-stop. So, companies are looking for people who can generate new ideas, apply frameworks and respond to this changing environment.

This programme teaches you how to identify and manage new business opportunities. It’s the gateway to a career as an innovative leader in any kind of company- a large consultancy firm, a multinational, or your own business. During the disruption tour to Silicon Valley, you'll get the chance to visit innovative companies, investors and incubators.

Financial Times: We’re ranked No. 9 worldwide in the Financial Times’ MBA ranking for Entrepreneurship.


This programme takes place in Leuven, one of Belgium’s most vibrant university towns and a high-tech hotspot in Europe. Our partner University (KU Leuven) is considered one of the most innovative European university.

Programme Content

In the first part of the programme, you'll get a broad view of all management domains. Starting with a crash course on management essentials, you then move on to the core subjects. Throughout the different modules, you'll be faced with numerous action learning challenges and personal development exercises.

Throughout the year you'll work with your team on developing your own new business idea during the start-up accelerator. Experienced coaches will help and challenge you on the way.

The second part of the programme focuses entirely on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You'll first take some specialised courses and then choose an industry-focused strategic innovation boot camp. One of the highlights of the year is no doubt the disruption tour to Silicon Valley in which you'll visit several innovative start-ups and get to meet successful entrepreneurs. In the last two months of the programme, you'll either work on an innovation consultancy project or your own start-up.

During Summer, you can apply for an optional internship in a start-up through one of our partners’ incubator or accelerator programmes.


Learning Experience

Your heart races when you see new ways of working and producing. Where others may see chaos, you see exciting market disruption. Our Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will transform your way of thinking into a true innovation mindset.

You'll acquire the necessary skills to start a business, create innovations, manage change, and lead others in the process of turning an idea into a viable business opportunity. This master includes a disruption tour to Silicon Valley, with visits to innovative companies, investors and incubators.

It is the ideal preparation for a wide spectrum of career opportunities, such as becoming an entrepreneur, an innovation manager in a large corporation or an innovation and R&D consultant. You will learn new concepts through hands-on experience with a two-month, full-time innovation consultancy assignment or your own start-up.

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Last updated December 6, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2, 2019
1 year
15,200 EUR
€1,500 fee for: Mandatory Disruption tour programme (incl hotel, company visits, travel within US)
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