Minor Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Finance in the global Economy

​Did you ever wonder how to be successful in Business in the global Economy? In this minor we’ll give you the opportunity to work in/on a project to make a sustainable business plan.

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To accelerate learning in an international context we offer co-operation with students of our partners for this minor: Universities of Aruba, Russia and Uganda.  Besides making a business plan for a start-up, you will do research for companies that have outgrown the startup phase on topics related to innovation, sustainability and/or finance in an international environment.

Workshops, masterclasses and coaching will be offered by lecturers in Groningen and from our international partners, furthermore, there will be interaction with innovative, sustainable companies /SME's in participating countries. Blended learning is no longer the future, it is here to stay! We learn together by practising and overcome cultural and time differences. Also, there will be an opportunity to visit our partner universities.


Business issues regarding financial sustainability in a global economy are gaining increasing media attention. Does the question arise how individuals or organizations can fruitfully pursue the opportunities for developing and implementing sustainable value creation and business networking in an international setting? For innovative entrepreneurs and dedicated business controllers, this trending topic offers ample opportunities to seek new ways to alter the existing business models and focus on market opportunities, including benefits for people, the society and the environment.

In this minor the students will act like real entrepreneurs and innovative controllers who will learn to develop business models, applying (commercial) strategies to promote development and improvements in human and environmental well-being. The minor makes students aware of the relevant knowledge, skills and attitude of the different types of digital entrepreneurship in an international setting.

An important topic is sustainable financial management. This refers to management- and external accounting, and stresses the presentation and analysis of reliable financial information. Certainly, this will have an impact on how controllers should use sustainability in their control instruments. This reflects the ethical thinking of sustainable business models, as well as the planning and control of the business accordingly.

Entry requirements

Students who are interested to combine insights on entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability and finance.  You will work in an international community on a project and research.

Of course: you have passed your first year in the Business Economic domain at any University (of Applied Sciences)


EC: 30




Semester 1, starting September

Contact and information

Jaap Mennes or Janetta Kuperus through the Front Office of FEM : (050) 595 55 15 or by email: ja.mennes@pl.hanze.nl or j.e.kuperus@pl.hanze.nl.

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