Intrapreneurship relates to the entrepreneurial behavior of employees in existing companies. It is not about setting up your own start-up but about using your skills for providing constructive criticism and innovative processes within the existing company.  

Bachelor - Deepening courses

1ZSUC0 Organizing entrepreneurship – 5 ECTS – Q3

We will discuss how entrepreneurship can be a kind of management and helps traditional businesses to innovate and built new products, services and business models. The course builds on ideas and theories of entrepreneurship, strategic management, organization management, organizational behavior, open innovation, business models and technology innovation. The lectures are interdisciplinary and apply entrepreneurship to a corporate setting.

1JK10 Leadership development and self-management in organizations – 5 ECTS – Q4

Success typically has a name: Branson, Jobs, Zuckerman. But leaders come in many shapes and sizes, and are found in all layers of organizations. Leading yourself and others is the foundation for setting and achieving valuable organizational goals. In this course, we will reflect upon what this means for you as a future employee or entrepreneur operating in a world of growing global competition, rising customer expectations, and an increasingly diverse workforce. Prepare to be(come) a leader!

Bachelor - Advanced courses

JBM165 Entrepreneurship theory & practice – 5 ECTS – Q4

In this course, you will explore why and how opportunities are created and/or discovered by more or less enterprising individuals. In addition, you will explore why only a few of those that see an opportunity will actually engage in efforts to further explore and exploit the opportunities that they have spotted. You will identify factors that drive entrepreneurship at the level of enterprising individuals and enterprising firms. You will learn that entrepreneurship is not necessarily about taking risk as many entrepreneurs put a lot of effort in minimizing (or even outsourcing) risk prior to the launch of their venture. 


DAM160 Creating corporate entrepreneurship – 5 ECTS – Q3

You will learn the importance of user empathy, stakeholder empathy and decision maker empathy when creating corporate innovations. You will learn the importance of the business context and user context in creating the radar information for innovation in the relevant design context. As a result, you will be equipped with a process that can support you as a designer to create meaningful innovations for the parties that you are designing for.

1JM100 Management of organizational change and innovation – 5 ECTS – Q2

Nowadays, many organizations are facing dynamic and changing environments that emphasize the importance of flexibility, adaptation, and technological and social innovation. This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the management of organizational change and innovation. By the end of this course, students will have in depth knowledge on the design and implementation of an organizational change process. They will understand the decision making process involved, and the role of the different actors in the change process.

1ZM40 Strategy and technology management – 5 ECTS – Q2

This course focuses on the formulation and implementation of innovation strategies. The course starts with discussing the need to balance exploitation and exploration. Then we direct our attention to corporate entrepreneurship, open innovation, and innovation ecosystem management. Subsequently, topics like profiting from innovation, and dominant design are discussed.

1CM900 Project and process management – 5 ECTS – Q2

This is a highly quantitative course where students are expected to have a firm knowledge of linear programming and simulation. In this course, we deal with a variety of non-repetitive processes, ranging from quite predictable one-of-a-kind engineer to order projects, to incremental product innovation projects and high innovative product innovation projects. Uncertainty may exist at various levels. First it may be uncertain what processes need to be carried out to complete the project. Second it may be uncertain whether a given process leads to a certain desired outcome. Third, it may be uncertain how much resource and time is needed to perform the process. In the course we discuss control concepts and treat advanced planning and control techniques for projects with uncertainty in process execution. Furthermore we discuss the methods and techniques to control projects with uncertainty in processes such as: overlapping of development tasks early stage solution testing, design iterations and prototyping, and frequent review meetings. Empirical research regarding the results obtained with the use of these techniques for the control of various types of non-repetitive processes is also discussed.

1BM05 Business process management – 5 ECTS – Q2

Business Process Management (BPM) is a radical shift from traditional management thinking. Instead of taking an organization's functional decomposition as a starting point to manage the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, BPM focuses on the business processes that cut right through different departments (or even organizations). A business process can be seen as a structured set of activities designed to produce a specified output for a particular customer. As such, an effective and efficient business process is a particularly valuable asset for companies to attract and please its customers. Nowadays, Information Technology must be considered as the key enabler of high-performing business processes. Managing business processes is an inherently cyclic endeavor, which passes through different phases

1ZM90 Open innovation – 5ECTS – Q4  

Not possible if you participated in the USE course 1ZSUB0 

During this course, students are able to learn multiple things. First of all to comprehend the differences between the closed innovation model and the open innovation model. They learn to understand the importance of the business model in general and indicate the components of an open innovation business model in particular. Secondly, they identify, differentiate and compare appropriate modes to facilitate the outside-in and inside-out perspective of the open innovation model, together with identifying and interpreting the role of lead-users, crowd-sourcing and co-creation. Students learn to understand the use of open innovation by small and medium-sized enterprises, and the role of inter-firm networks in the research, development and commercialization phases of the open innovation process. All in all, they apply their knowledge throughout the course to a 'real-life' situation (with the help of the open innovation management game). 

1ZM55 Service innovation management – 5 ECTS – Q2

The primary objective of this course is to help prepare you to function as an effective manager in the service economy. This course will make you more aware of the nature and characteristics of services and service innovation, more knowledgeable about the way services need to be managed due to their intangible core, and more conscious of service quality, the foundation of successful services management.