Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Ever considered a career in sustainability and management?

This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee

The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. This transformation needs academic professionals who can demonstrate that sustainable entrepreneurship is 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 and academic knowledge about sustainability?

Then join us at Campus Fryslân in Leeuwarden in the Master’s programme in Sustainable Entrepreneurship!

Please bear in mind that the SE programme is selective so you will need to pass a selection procedure before you are admitted.
More information:

Waarom aan de RUG?

Leeuwarden is the capital and the economic and cultural centre of the greenest and most beautiful province of the Netherlands; Friesland. Leeuwarden is gaining popularity among students which makes sense since there's plenty to do in the historical centre.

Unique about our programme:
  • developing a new perspective
  • learning from real entrepreneurs
  • multidisciplinary education
  • intellectual challenge combined with personal growth


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Leadership project
You will conduct independent academic research following to your own design, focusing on solving a problem relevant to a corporate sustainability challenge. You can choose one of the two options in the Leadership project;
A. The database project
B. The case study project
Depending on your individual entrepreneurship ambitions and leadership profiles, you will work with regional, national or international sustainable organisations. You will develop and present your leadership project for supervisors, peers and stakeholders on the Circular Minds Conference.

Our programme takes 12 months (one year) of full-time study. We coach your academic, leadership and entrepreneurship ambitions in four blocks of 10 weeks each. During these 12 months you will become an expert in all elements of the successful business model of sustainable entrepreneurship.
Foundations onderzoek
5 EC
5 EC
5 EC
Organisations onderzoek
5 EC
5 EC
Business context
5 EC
5 EC
5 EC
Research methods onderzoek
5 EC
Qualitative project keuzevak afstuderen
15 EC
Quantitative project keuzevak afstuderen
15 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14650

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
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As our programme is selective, students must pass a two-step selection procedure in order to be offered a place on the programme.

More information about our selection procedure:

Average grade from bachelor's degree of 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent

Sufficient English language proficiency. (More info:

To be considered for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's degree from a research university in business administration, econometric and operational research, economy and business administration, international business, human geography and urban and regional planning, spatial planning and design, mechanical engineering, international relations and international organization, University College Global Responsibility and Leadership or comparable bachelor degree's.

Your application must be accompanied by a letter of motivation in which you explicitly discuss the knowledge and experience you have gained in the areas: Research, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability.

estimated monthly costs

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0kamerhuur in Leeuwardenonder landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 868totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


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29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Leeuwarden

23096studenten studerend
6895studenten woonachtig   
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Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Our labour market analysis shows that employment prospects in functions in the field of business administration are excellent. In the categories of general managers, managers and government officials especially, there is an ever-increasing need for graduates from business programmes with a focus on sustainable entrepreneurship.

Sustainability is relevant for careers in multinationals such as Royal Haskoning, Rabobank and Tauw but also in fast-growing niches in biobased and high-tech sectors and start-ups. Policymaking institutes nationwide also increasingly require new employees to define their personal career ambitions in line with sustainable societies. International organizations such as Deloitte consider in-depth knowledge and skills as a prerequisite for trainee programmes.

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

Potentiële beroepen

internal consultant
project manager
sme consultant
sustainability officer
sustainable entrepreneur
bron: StudieData


Prospective Officer

General inquiries Sustainable Entrepreneurship programme

T: +31 (0)58 205 5000
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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