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    Launch your start-up with Start.VUB

    Are you planning to start your own business? Or are you interested in entrepreneurship? Start.VUB offers help and support for entrepreneurial VUB students.

    Launch your start-up

    Support for entrepreneurial students


    Forming student entrepreneurs

    The world needs innovators and entrepreneurs. Feel like starting up a business? At the VUB, students with any background can opt to bring their ideas to life!

    Master of Science in Management

    The MSc in Management is a 'full programme' option. It provides a broad overview of multiple management domains. The programme is designed for people without a specific background in business economics who wish to broaden their academic knowledge on the subject. Therefor it has to be combined with a preparatory programme organized in the first weeks of first semester (evening classes) and exists of 21 ECTS-credits.

    This master will extend your knowledge of management, economics and business and offer you the skills and knowhow needed for management positions in a broad array of sectors.

    The MSc in Management is only taught during the evenings, so the programme is easily accessible for working people.

    More information about the programme

    MSc Management
    Complete Master Programme
    60 ECTS credits + 21 prep programme


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    Evening Classes

    Postgraduate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering

    The Postgraduate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship focuses on students with a master degree in biology, (bio)engineering, industrial sciences and business engineering.

    This one-year postgraduate with an inter-university certificate aims to help students gain practical experience in their field or as entrepreneurs, with an internship in a company within the programme of engineering or as an addition to the start of your career in a specific company.

    Inter-university certificate
    60 ECTS

    Innovative internships
    Also outside of Belgium

    Flexible learning path
    Compatible with a job

    Elective courses and training

    You can integrate business economics and entrepreneurship in your study programme by opting for these elective courses:

    1. Basic course: Business Management and Entrepreneurship

    Students with a non-economic background will be introduced to the most important aspects of how business organizations work: fundamentals of business, management, finance, marketing, human resource management, product design and development.

    3 credits, taught in English, 1st semester.

      Elective course
      3 ECTS Credits


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      1st semester

      2. Training oriented subjects

      Depending on your education, there are a number of business courses integrated into the programme.

      (Advanced) starter seminars

      The starter seminars is a course programme for any student who wants to engage in entrepreneurship, and turn science into business.

      Starter Seminars

      During every first semester of the academic year, VUB TechTransfer organizes the Starter Seminars.

      Taking up twelve 3-hour sessions, these seminars cover a variety of topics such as developing a business plan, finance, marketing, the complex issues surrounding patenting, etc

      Advanced Starter Seminars

      In 2014 a series of Advanced Starter Seminars has been introduced that treat certain topics more in-depth. These are especially aimed at students, PhD and researchers of the VUB, but they are open to anyone who is interested.

      Under certain conditions, the Advanced Starter Seminars can be considered part of a PhD Doctoral Training Programme of the VUB.

      Chair Social Entrepeneurship

      The VUB Chair Social Entrepneurship brings together both academia and business in search for sustainable business models of social entrepreneurship.

      Your right to a flexible programme

      To combine academic studies with a business student entrepeneurs can request study flexibility.

      Reflex statute as a student entrepreneur

      Reflex stands for reasonable flexibility, and gives you the right to request flexible study and exam measures. This should help to combine business and studies in a more comfortable way: a more flexible time management and a chance at a fair grade.

      Combine studies and business

      Reflex Statute
      Reflex statute
      Reasonable flexibility

      Extra facilities, changes in timetables and evaluation methods

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