Together the five of us have established SSES, our joint school devoted to offering our students education, training and inspiration in applied entrepreneurship. So, if you are a student of ours: a special welcome! If not, check out our events and seminars.


Our courses are designed by, and recognised as internal courses, at all five member schools. This means that you will study the art of applied entrepreneurship in interdisciplinary groups with students from different backgrounds and that any gained ECTS credits will be counted towards your degree.

The courses are split into three categories: core courses, context courses and skills courses.

Core courses follow the four stages of the venture creation process, from pre-idea to managing a growing business. Even though they are independent from one another, they are designed to be taken one after another, starting with Ideation, followed by Business Model Innovation, Execution and finally Growth.

Context courses look at a subject in the context of a specific area or industry, such as design, biotech and developing countries. They are open to students from all backgrounds, but if you have an interest in a specific topic or a desire to gain a level of specialisation this will be an advantage when undertaking these courses.

Skills courses aim to teach practical techniques covering a variety of skill sets, such as negotiation and financing. The aim is for you to have the skill, experience and understanding to hit the ground running once you leave the classroom.

Current and upcoming courses

Ideation – Creating a Business Idea

18 Jan, 2017 - 08 Mar, 2017

Every business idea has to start somewhere. Ideation helps you visualise a business opportunity by creatively identifying market demands and analysing competitors.

Finance for Start-ups

19 Jan, 2017 - 09 Mar, 2017

How to finance start-ups is a main concern for entrepreneurs. Finance for Start-ups helps you understand and use the most common tools and techniques used in entrepreneurial finance.

Design Thinking

19 Jan, 2017 - 09 Mar, 2017

Design is a powerful tool in strategic work. Still, few entrepreneurs know how to really use design related methods to increase performance. In this course you will be introduced to design thinking as a skill to move beyond the traditional boundaries of entrepreneurship.

Execution – Running Your Own Company

31 Jan, 2017 - 08 Mar, 2017

Taking a venture from the drawing board to the marketplace is what Execution is all about. We challenge you to have your first sale, customer or user before examination.

Growth – Managing Your Firm

27 Mar, 2017 - 17 May, 2017

Running an expanding business demands a whole lot from any entrepreneur. Growth shares skills and insights needed to manage entrepreneurial firms under those challenging but exciting conditions.

Business Model Innovation

27 Mar, 2017 - 17 May, 2017

Once your business is up and running, you will no doubt want to grow it into a successful operation that can adapt with an ever-changing world. Business Model Innovation offers you the opportunity to develop a unique skill-set that has helped many of the world’s leading enterprises.

From Science to Business - Concepts in Biotechnology

28 Mar, 2017 - 11 May, 2017

The biotech-industry is like no other industry. This course provides biotech-entrepreneurs with knowledge to commercialise and run a business within their specific field.

Negotiations for Start-ups

28 Mar, 2017 - 11 May, 2017

Whether you like or not, as an entrepreneur you will end up in daily negotiation situations. This course aims at providing you with a personalised and powerful framework for dealing with those kinds of situations.

Social Entrepreneurship

28 Mar, 2017 - 11 May, 2017

Entrepreneurship can be really tricky. Social entrepreneurship even more so. In this course we challenge you to use the methods of entrepreneurship to tackle and solve the wicked problems of the world.