This Pre-University Honours Programme is focused on Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It is designed for high school students (16+) who are interested to learn the foundations and implications of the dynamics of innovation. Students will learn about the process of effectively crafting, formulating, and implementing a strategic direction for a company. This online summer programme will bring together high school students from across the world to study an important topic at the university level.
|Mode of instruction:||Online (2 weeks)|
|Academic dates:||Monday 26 July - Friday 6 August 2021|
|Academic fees:||€850 read more about what is included.|
|Early admission deadline:||1 February 2021. Admissions will be processed throughout the year on a rolling basis.|
|Final admission deadline:||1 May 2021|
|Who is this programme for?||For current high school students (must be 16+) interested in business, entrepreneurship, economics, and the social and behavioural sciences (broadly)|
This online summer course is ideal for students who are considering pursuing a degree in business: however, no matter what you will study or the kind of career you are interested in, business innovation provides you with lifelong skills that are beneficial to numerous fields of expertise.
Throughout the duration of the online summer programme, students will gain an in-depth overview of the exciting fast-paced fields of business innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will participate in theoretical lectures and discussions based on key texts that form the foundations of this field, as well as learn from inspiring guest lectures, about start-ups and business incubators in Amsterdam: a hotbed for young business innovation in recent years. Students will also spend time on developing their own start-up ideas, which they will pitch to by the end of the course.
Our pre-university programmes are designed for high school students to experience studying in a supportive online international environment hosted by the University of Amsterdam. The lectures and all course materials are in English. Participants in the course will develop study skills and become acquainted with learning methods that will give them an advantage as they continue their education at university.
Erik Dirksen (MSc) is a lecturer at the Amsterdam Business School.
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Looking for an alumni perspective? Read this interview with Grace Forrest, who attended the Pre-University Honours Programme: Politics & Identity in summer 2018.
|Credits||0 ECTS, 2 weeks|
|Language of instruction||English|