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!

From HBO to MSc
Students who have an HBO Bachelor’s degree certificate of a programme with a strong relation to sustainability and knowledge of business administration or management may be admitted to the Sustainable Entrepreneurship after following the preparation course. Please be aware that the application deadline for this course is 15 December!

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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In the 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 of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Introduction to Key Concepts and Practices onderzoek
5 EC
Sustainable Leadership
5 EC
Sustainable Entrepreneurial Strategy and Business Models
5 EC
Organisations onderzoek
5 EC
Sustainable Networks and Supply Chains
5 EC
Contexts and Ecosystems of Sustainable Entrepreneurship
5 EC
Public Policy
5 EC
Measuring Sustainable Performance of Organisations
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 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 14900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 15000

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2021
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An English Language Proficiency test may be required.

To be considered for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's degree and have knowledge/experience in sustainability, leadership and/or entrepreneurship and be familiar with conducting scientific research.

University of Groningen: Students with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or International Business of the University of Groningen have direct access to the Master Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

Other universities and degree programmes: Students with a Bachelor's Degree in Econometric and Operational Research, Economy and Business Administration, Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, Spatial Planning and Design, Industrial Engineering & Management, University College Global Responsibility and Leadership or comparable bachelor degree's from the University of Groningen or another Dutch University may be admitted. Please submit an application to the SE Admissions Board. Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure:

Dutch students with an HBO degree in Business Administration or International Business or a comparable bachelor's degree may be admitted. Please submit an application to the SE Admissions Board. Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure:

After you complete your application, the SE Admissions Board will assess whether your educational, academic and/or professional background meet the specific programme requirements. The primary consideration is whether you will be able to complete the programme in the time allotted (one year). A strong indicator therefore is the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained, together with work experiences and relevant skills in the subject area(s).

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

  • You are (provisionally) admitted. (All conditions have been fulfilled but we might still need to receive certified documents).
  • You are conditionally admitted. You will be admitted, provided that you meet certain conditions. You will find the conditions of your admission in your decision letter.
  • You are not admitted. You are not admitted, because you do not meet the programme's entry requirements. The reasons will be clearly stated in the decision letter.

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.

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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
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Admission Office
T: +31-(0)50 363 8976
Prospective Officer

General inquiries Sustainable Entrepreneurship programme

T: +31 (0)58 205 5022
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