BBA – Entrepreneurship

We’ve created an intensive 4 year experience, deliberately designed to enhance your intellectual growth and prepare you for success in today’s rapidly changing global context.

The Team Academy Program

BBA – Entrepreneurship

Our degree is designed for people who are interested in starting their own business, becoming effective personal and team leadership, learning about new cultures, experimenting with cutting-edge methodologies, all while working and traveling around the world. You have to feel comfortable working and learning in teams, and, most importantly: learning by doing!

Start your business

YEAR 1

The first 6 weeks of the program start with traveling to Bucharest, Romania with your team. There, you have the opportunity to visit various companies, learn about doing business in Romania, and work together with your team towards earning money for a set goal.

 

When you return to Amsterdam, the routine starts: participating in workshops, attending team sessions and following lessons. During the remaining days, you’ll plan business meetings and start to work on your own company or projects, taking what you’re learning and immediately putting it into practice.

Develop your business

YEAR 2

During your second year, you continue the program by following workshops, attending team and business sessions and continue to build your own company while enhancing your business skills.


Again, you will go on a journey. However, this year, you and your team will travel to Cape Town, the biggest startup city in Africa. The trip is organized together with your team; setting expectations you have for this trip, deciding and planning who you want to meet, and discussing what type of workshops you want to attend.

Grow your business

YEAR 3

The third year is all about scaling your business, as well as identifying the specialization you are interested in pursuing. Throughout the year you will attend classes to broaden your entrepreneurial knowledge, have opportunities to further develop organizational skills in a group setting, work in leadership roles and contribute to team sessions to continue to grow as a team.


During this year, once again, you will travel. However, you will choose the destination for your journey together with your team! You will arrange the trip as a team according to the standards and expectations set by your team.

Evaluate your business

YEAR 4

In the first six months of your fourth year, you will follow a normal schedule including workshops, team sessions, and courses and 2 minors.


The second half of the year is reserved for finalizing your studies individually, by writing a thesis. This is based on setting up your own company or completing research for an existing company, which, should you wish, can be completed abroad.

Finnish educational model
The roots of this Bachelor degree are in the learning methods, which Team Academy Finland has developed over the last 20 years. These methods consist of working and learning in entrepreneurial teams, applying theory to practice and building an entrepreneurial mindset based on autonomy, creativity, dialogue and sense of community. As of today, there are over 25 Team Academy locations around the world. Our accredited program runs in universities in Europe, Latin America, and Africa.

 

Accredited program
Team Academy Amsterdam, together with the Institute Schoolvision, is recognized by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences as a University of Applied Sciences, and offers the accredited Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship. Accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) in May 2015.

 

International experience
All the students will complete several learning journeys throughout their course at Team Academy. During these exchanges abroad, students will learn how to conduct business within other cultures. In the first year at Team Academy, the learning journey takes place in Romania for a duration of six weeks. The second year includes a one-month learning journey to South Africa. In the third and fourth year, students decide themselves where they want to go.  

 

Team learning
Twice a week students work together in small teams (max. 18), while learning from and with each other. This way students learn more quickly, while immediately developing their leadership skills. Students learn by doing, applying theory to practice and sharing their learnings with their team. Besides this, you will learn necessary business-theory, which you can then immediately apply to practice. During a team session, a team coach is present to guide and add advice when needed.

Real companies
You are the key player in setting up your own company. You are responsible for organising all financial and legal obligations, registering at the Chamber of Commerce and starting your business. All business activities are supported by a business mentor.

 

Network
Students are part of the Team Academy international community. Our shared mission is to create companies, learn with and from each other in teams and make the world a better place. That is the dream we are striving for.

 

After study
The degree provides you with an internationally recognised Bachelor degree. It provides you with the possibility to enroll in any related Master you might be interested in. This Bachelor is a comprehensive education that allows you to work in many areas. Broadly speaking, we train people for the following positions:

 

Entrepreneur: with the knowledge and skills you learn at Team Academy, you are more than qualified and able to start a successful company.

 

Intra-preneur: an employee/manager within a company or organisation who implements change and innovation in an entrepreneurial way.

 

Any specialisation: you are the one to shape your future by choosing your specialism yourself, at Team Academy we offer the space to choose your own direction.

Admission
Team Academy offers a professional and unique program for young people who want to become an entrepreneur and like to start working at their own company while studying.

 

Our program is exciting and challenging, but, demands creativity, flexibility, hard work and perseverance.

 

We aspire for a community with highly motivated people who have an entrepreneurial mindset and a proactive attitude. Our students develop their businesses based on their own personal interests. With guts, hard work and commitment, we believe that our students can turn their interests and passions into their own successful businesses.

 

The prerequisites to join for Dutch students:

  • Voortgezet Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
  • Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO)
  • Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs Niveau 4 (MBO 4)

 

The prerequisites to join for international students:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Proven level of English
    • IELTS diploma (score at least 6.0)
    • TOEFL diploma (iBt score at least 80, pBt at least 550)
    • TOEIC 670
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
    • Cambridge Certificate Proficiency in English

We offer no study grants.

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