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Business Innovation


How do you create a product or service customers really want? And how do you sell your idea? Join the Business Innovation programme and discover how to add value to a product or service, to develop a business model and find a market.
Start date
Study duration
10 weeks

About the programme

Together with a group of students, entrepreneurs and lecturers you will set to work on your own idea or an entrepreneur’s demand for a new business concept. By going out and visiting customers, possible partners and companies and by working as a team you will develop a network and get inspired. Interactive lectures, guest speakers, seminars and network meetings will help you along.

The combination of realising your ambitions, a high degree of freedom, intensive mutual coaching and tight continuity planning is what makes this programme special. You learn to develop a business concept in a short period of time and you learn a lot about entrepreneurship, sales and innovation.

Learning goals

After completing this programme:

  • You will be able to develop an idea into a business model.
  • You will have developed an entrepreneurial attitude.
  • You are able to apply a business model (Business model Canvas or similar).
  • You are able to network to realise your ideas.
  • You will be able to apply strategic management in your own company or on behalf of a third party.
  • You will have trained your sales skills.
  • You know your strengths and how to use them.

Practical information

Practical information on the Business Innovation programme at HAS green academy:

  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Date: September - November
  • ECTS credits: 15 ECTS credits
  • Language of instruction: English

Admission requirements

To enroll in this minor programme you will need:

  • A propaedeutic certificate and at least 40 credits from the 2nd year.
  • One completed traineeship is a plus.

We are looking for enthusiastic students from all disciplines. Would you like to develop your entrepreneurship? Do you have an idea or are you looking for an innovative concept? Then choose our programme Business Innovation at HAS green academy.

How to apply for an exchange programme, minor or specialisation

If your university is an exchange partner of HAS green academy you can apply for an exchange period at the International Office of your own university.

If you are from an institution without an agreement with HAS green academy, please get in touch with Loes Rosenberg at studentexchange@has.nl.

5 steps to apply

1. Apply for an exchange period

Please apply for an exchange period at the International Office at your home institution
(note: only when your home institution is an exchange partner of HAS green academy)

Partner institutions
2. Be nominated

The International Office of your home institution will nominate you as an exchange student at HAS green academy.


How to be nominated

Students can be nominated by sending an email to studentexchange@has.nl.

Please include:

  • the name,
  • date of birth,
  • gender,
  • e-mail,
  • period and
  • the programme the student wishes to apply for.
3. Info about application

After we have received your nomination, we will send you the information regarding your application at HAS (important deadlines, application form, required documents etc.).

4. Complete the application

Once we have received your (complete) application before the application deadline we will start to process it.

5. Status application and admission

After the application deadline you will be informed about the status of your application and admission at HAS green academy.

Nomination & application deadlines

Semester 1

  • Starting date studies
    28 August 2022
  • Nomination deadline
    April 2022
  • Application deadline
    May 2022

Semester 2

  • Starting date studies
    February 2023
  • Nomination deadline
    October 2022
  • Application deadline
    November 2022

Please note that it’s not needed to wait for these deadlines to apply. If you already know you would like to apply at HAS green academy, it’s possible to do this at an earlier stage.

Want to know more about exchange?

More info about exchange to the Netherlands, studying at HAS green academy and living in the Netherlands, can be found on our special Study at HAS page.

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