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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 14350

All study options

About Sustainable Entrepreneurship at University of Groningen

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards asustainable society in which the interests of people, planet andprofits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassicalindustrial economic systems. This transformation needs academicprofessionals who can demonstrate that sustainable entrepreneurshipis key. Our programme trains these professionals.

Are you interested in:
- developing a new perspective?
- circular business models?
- learning from real entrepreneurs?
- developing your leadership and management skills andacademic knowledge about sustainability?

Then join us at Campus Fryslân in Leeuwarden in theMaster's programme in Sustainable Entrepreneurship!

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards asustainable society in which the interests of people, planet andprofits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassicalindustrial economic systems. This transformation needs academicprofessionals who can demonstrate that sustainable entrepreneurshipis key. Our programme trains these professionals.

Are you interested in:
- developing a new perspective?
- circular business models?
- learning from real entrepreneurs?
- developing your leadership and management skills andacademic knowledge about sustainability?

Then join us at Campus Fryslân in Leeuwarden in theMaster's programme in Sustainable Entrepreneurship!

After your studies

Job prospects

Our labour market analysis shows that employment prospects infunctions in the field of business administration are excellent. In the categories of general managers, managers and governmentofficials especially, there is an ever-increasing need forgraduates from business programmes with a focus on sustainableentrepreneurship.

Sustainability is relevant for careers in multinationals such asAkzo Nobel, FrieslandCampina and Heineken but also in fast-growingniches in biobased and high-tech sectors. Policymaking institutesnationwide also increasingly require new employees to define theirpersonal career ambitions in line with sustainable societies.International organizations such as the United Nations, the WorldBank or the OECD consider in-depth knowledge and skills as aprerequisite for trainee programmes.

In short: our programme prepares for a meaningful career withthe perspective of actually solving world challenges.

Our labour market analysis shows that employment prospects infunctions in the field of business administration are excellent. In the categories of general managers, managers and governmentofficials especially, there is an ever-increasing need forgraduates from business programmes with a focus on sustainableentrepreneurship.

Sustainability is relevant for careers in multinationals such asAkzo Nobel, FrieslandCampina and Heineken but also in fast-growingniches in biobased and high-tech sectors. Policymaking institutesnationwide also increasingly require new employees to define theirpersonal career ambitions in line with sustainable societies.International organizations such as the United Nations, the WorldBank or the OECD consider in-depth knowledge and skills as aprerequisite for trainee programmes.

In short: our programme prepares for a meaningful career withthe perspective of actually solving world challenges.

Job examples

  • Policymaker
  • Project manager
  • Internal consultant
  • SME consultant
  • Sustainability officer
  • Sustainable entrepreneur
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Sufficient English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 tocomparable). For specific scores see:https://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

written request

Your application must be accompanied by a letter ofmotivation

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
assessment interview

You'll be invited for an intake. The intake is a chance for youto ask any pending questions you may have and for us to get to knowyou better.

language test

Sufficient English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 tocomparable). For specific scores see:https://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's degree from a research university, in scienceor the social sciences, for example, economics, business,psychology, political sciences, engineering or chemistry.

written request

Your application must be accompanied by a letter ofmotivation

Registration procedure

Both the University and the Dutch government obtain theirinformation from Studielink, so it is important that theinformation that you upload in Studielink is current andaccurate.

After you have applied for the programme via Studielink, you will get an automatic email which will allow you to access theUniversity of Groningen (UG) Online Application System (OAS). OASis the UG's enrolment software where you will upload all thedocumentation you need to be able to apply for the programme.

Both the University and the Dutch government obtain theirinformation from Studielink, so it is important that theinformation that you upload in Studielink is current andaccurate.

After you have applied for the programme via Studielink, you will get an automatic email which will allow you to access theUniversity of Groningen (UG) Online Application System (OAS). OASis the UG's enrolment software where you will upload all thedocumentation you need to be able to apply for the programme.

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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