Learn about both entrepeneurship and consultancy.
Meet people in the business
Get in touch with large companies and startups.
Grow your network
Meet like-minded people and make friends for a lifetime.
Impact the Dutch business community
Directly apply what you've learned and help the community.
The UUBC programme will start in Februari 2017 and end in May 2017. You will attend meetings, workshops and lectures once a week. These meetings will take between 3 and 4 hours.
An introduction weekend will kick off the Utrecht University Business Course 2017. You will learn to set your personal goals for the business course and by the end of the weekend you will have formed a team with whom you will be working through the remainder of the course. Team building exercises will get your team up to speed for the challenges you will be facing. You will also receive additional training in topics such as knowledge transfer and essential business skills.
After the introduction weekend you will be set to tackle the first task. There you are going live the Consultancy experience. You are going to be taught from experts of the domain of consultancy and work on real cases. With your now solid and practiced team you will be put into contact with one of the participating startups. During the following five weeks you will tackle a real life problem the startup is facing and take on a consultant role in trying to solve it. During the startup challenge you will be supported with workshops and talks that teach you essential skills from the consultant and business field.
The final five weeks of the program will be the culmination of the hard work of the previous challenges where you will put all your new personal and business skills into practice. Your team will get the freedom to work on an entrepreneurial idea and bring it to fruition. During these weeks you will feel the freedom, pleasure and pressure of being an entrepreneur. Supported by other entrepreneurs and insightful and passionate talks you will experience the true entrepreneurial spirit.
What will you learn?
In the first part of the course, you will learn what it's like to work as a consultant. Each team will be presented with a problem to solve. In the next weeks, you will attend lectures and workshops and gradually get closer to a solution. In the end, each team will present its solution in a pitch to the group and the companies involved.
In the second part of the course, your group will work on developing its own product as a startup. You will learn how to validate your own ideas and work your way to the perfect product. Get in touch with your future customers and start building something great. At the end of the course, you will pitch your ideas to a board of investors and experts.
During the programme, you will work intensely in a team together with four other students with different backgrounds. As a team you will have to solve complex problems and generate your own ideas. Working this way provides a great opportunity to see different viewpoints and improve your teamwork skills.
During the course, you will not just learn the theory. The programme is heavily focused on getting out there in the real world and gain valuable experience that is directly applicable. Taking initiative and working together is very important
Are you ready to take this opportunity?
Not sure yet? Maybe our own prince Constantijn can convince you
An impression from the last UUBC edition