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.