BBA – Entrepreneurship

Team Academy offers a unique Bachelor education. The intensive four-year experience is 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

Team Academy is a 4-year full-time Bachelor degree called: the Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship. The graduates of Team Academy’s Bachelor degree are qualified to lead the creation of new companies, work on business development inside enterprises, or choose to continue to work in their own company.

 

In order to achieve these competencies, the students will Learn By Doing, work in self-managed teams and set up real companies at the start of their studies while working on projects for real customers. The money earned is invested into Learning Journeys all over the world.

Start your business

YEAR 1

The first 6 weeks of this year start by going to a East European country with your team; visiting various companies, learning about doing business in Eastern Europe, working together with your team, doing business from day 1 and earning your money goal.

 

Back in Amsterdam you start to work in your own company and projects. You will take on and complete assignments for your own clients together with one or more team members.

 

The focus during the first year is on “being an entrepreneur”. Twice a week you and your team get together in training sessions to learn, from, with and through each other.

Develop your business

YEAR 2

The second year you continue to work in and further develop your own company and of course making money. This year will include a four-week learning journey to California, United States (Silicon Valley).

 

You will prepare for this trip with the team; decide whom you want to visit, including making the necessary arrangements. This learning journey is focused on the start-up environment in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, visiting technology and social enterprises.

Grow your business

YEAR 3

The third year is all about growing your business, but also about the minors (specialisation), which you choose yourself.

 

During this year, you will visit one or more BRICS countries. These are emerging nations that will play an important role in the world economy in the coming decades. During your two-month stay you will get an excellent insight into the local cultures and the way of doing business.

Evaluate your business

YEAR 4

In the fourth and final year you will conclude your studies individually by writing your thesis. This is based on (a) setting up your own company or (b) doing research for a company/client.

 

If you wish, there are opportunities to go abroad for a longer period of 2 to 6 months.

Team Academy, international school for entrepreneurship is a four-year full-time Bachelor degree called: the Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship. Graduates of Team Academy’s Bachelor degree are qualified to lead the creation of new companies, work on business development inside enterprises, or continue to work in their own company.

 

In order to achieve these competencies, the students will Learn By Doing, working in self-managed teams and set up real companies at the start of their studies working on projects for real customers. The money earned is invested into Learning Journeys all over the world.

 

The Degree is designed for people who naturally tend to work in teams and are interested in getting to know new cultures, experiment with new methodologies and travel abroad.

The Degree is focused on the development of skills and competencies, rather than just learning content. The key principles of the Degree are:

FINNISH EDUCATIONAL MODEL:

The roots of the 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 into practice and building an entrepreneurial mindset based on autonomy, creativity, dialogue and sense of community. Presently there are 17 Team Academy universities in Europe and Latin America.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

All the students will make several learning journeys. In the first year there is a learning journey of six weeks in Europe. In the second year a one-month learning journey to the USA/Silicon Valley San Francisco. In the third year a two-month learning journey to an emerging country (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa…). 

TEAM LEARNING:

Instead of the traditional teacher concept a Team Academy team coach guides, consults, queries and advises team companies.

REAL COMPANIES:

The students (team entrepreneurs) are the key players to set up their own team company, register at the Chamber of Commerce and start doing business.

PASSION AND ENTHUSIASM:

A similar kind of passion that is experienced in sport teams or cultural groups is taken into the entrepreneurial action of the team entrepreneurs.

TEAM ACADEMY 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 constantly working on.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee of the Bachelor degree course is € 12.750, – per year for all new students, following years a 2% increase is applicable per year.

Additional costs

  • Buying a laptop
  • Living costs (estimated by NIPO @ €1000,- per month, but as Amsterdam is expensive our estimation is around €1200,- per month)
  • Travel costs within the Netherlands for trips to clients, excursions, etcetera.
  • Travel costs for learning journeys abroad. Estimated costs (without food and additional personal living expenses): year 1 €1000,-, year 2 €2500,-, year 3 €2000,-.

Admission requirements

Holders of the Dutch diploma HAVO, VWO or MBO (level 4) are allowed to enter in the program. Holders of an official validated diploma that is proven to be the equivalent of the mentioned diplomas. This is checked with the organization NUFFIC (www.epnuffic.nl).

Further information:

BBA students who have the Dutch nationality and are enrolled in the program are eligible for student loans. Check the government’s website for conditions (please check on the website duo.nl). You can download the application forms via this link.

There is a limit of 18 students to a team. This may lead to a waiting list. Once you have made up your mind, we recommend applying as soon as possible. On the off chance that you are placed on a waiting list, a vacant spot will be filled in by order of date of final registration.

The degree provides you with an internationally acknowledged bachelor degree. It gives you the option to enroll in any Masters you’d like (bar a number of ‘restricted studies’). A different option is to start working professionally. The degree offers a comprehensive education that allows you to work in many areas. During your four years of college, you will come into contact with a lot of companies and organisations. Good opportunities to figure out which companies you like and do not like.

Broadly speaking, we train people for the following ‘functions’:

  • Entrepreneur: during your four years at this entrepreneurship school, you are able to experience what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Do you have a good idea? Do you want to start your own company? 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. You learn to create value in practice at Team Academy. This demands skills such as being proactive, taking responsibility and being able to work together in a team. Abilities that businesses/companies appreciate. You are the one to shape your future by choosing your specialism yourself.

Does this sound interesting? You can:

  • Come and visit our Open Doors,
  • Download the Team Academy brochure,
  • Make a (Skype) call to one or more students and/or coaches,
  • Join the bootcamp.

Make sure you get as much information as you need to make the right decision!

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