Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy

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Learn how to turn strategy into growth, innovation into impact and entrepreneurship into new business models and opportunities for high tech markets.

Because of the changeable conditions in today’s markets, many businesses are looking for an innovative, entrepreneurial mindset. How can you identify opportunities and create new business models, especially in a high tech setting? The specialisation in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy will give you a unique, high tech angle on doing business. You will gain expert knowledge and insights to develop and roll out strong, resilient strategies, accelerate innovation and recognise and capitalise on new opportunities.

The fact that UT is a leading university of technology gives our high tech angle on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy in this specialisation a sharp edge.

Tamara Oukes, Assistant professor and EIS track coordinator

What to expect?

How can a company organise innovation? How do you anticipate future opportunities and threats for a tech company? And how do you outline a turnaround strategy for a business being overtaken by new technology? In this specialisation, you will gain insights into the latest theories on international technology entrepreneurship and learn how to manage and govern innovation and creativity. You will become an expert in critically analysing and aligning organisational structures and products with innovation strategies. 

Examples of courses you (can) follow during this specialisation:
  • How do trends like globalisation and sustainability affect business models and strategies? You will find out during the course Global Strategy and Business Development. You will use strategic foresight techniques to solve business problems.
  • The course International Entrepreneurship teaches you all about international technology entrepreneurship (ITE), the entrepreneurial process and International New Technology-Based Ventures, such as university spin-offs.
  • During the research-oriented course on Management and Governance and Creativity, you will analyse the designs of organisational structure, strategies, networks, and policies for innovation, and how creativity and innovation really work.

In this specialisation, you will learn to understand and apply entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy in a high tech business context. Although you do not need to have a tech background, you will face a lot of high tech, real-life business challenges, stemming directly from trade and industry. This way, by combining academic skills with hands-on experience, you will get to grips with your future career field and build up the expertise many organisations are looking for.

What will you learn?

As a graduate of this Master's and this specialisation, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge, skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.

  • Knowledge

    After completing this Master’s specialisation, you:

    • know the essentials of innovative and entrepreneurial processes in new and existing (international) organisations;
    • understand the impact of the external environment on business development;
    • have a firm grasp of cross-disciplinary principles of management from strategic, innovative, technological and sustainable points of view.
  • Skills

    After successfully finishing this Master’s specialisation, you:

    • can encourage, facilitate and manage innovation within an organisation;
    • are able to recognise business opportunities and to develop business models and strategies accordingly;
    • can lead a business in a creative and innovative way, whether it is your own start-up or as a business manager.
  • Values

    After completing this Master’s specialisation, you:

    • use your knowledge and skills to help businesses impact society positively;
    • integrate innovation and entrepreneurship with sustainability;
    • manage (international) business and innovation processes from a holistic, ethically responsible and accountable perspective.

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Is this specialisation not exactly what you are looking for? Maybe one of the other specialisations suits you better. Or find out more about these other Master’s:

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