Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
    Duration
  • English
    Language
Innovation and creativity are the key drivers of success in many industries today. They fuel the uptake of new technologies, the development of products and services and the formulation of strategies to secure competitive advantage. The Creativity and Innovation (with Cardiff University) course is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

About

Students and professionals with an interest in creativity and innovation, especially from Business and Organization Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Social Psychology, Healthcare, Media and Communication Studies, Engineering, Technology Management, Operations Management and Education. If you have doubts about your eligibility for the course, please let us know. Our courses are multi-disciplinary and therefore are open to students and professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds. 

Course Content

Organized in collaboration with Cardiff University, Wales, this course guides you through the minefield of creativity and innovation in the corporate environment. By introducing new ways of perceiving, understanding and approaching these aspects of the business matrix, it shows how they can make a real difference to the organization, to the market and to the bottom line. 

The Creativity and Innovation course is taught by an international team with a strong management background as well as excellent academic credentials. Your lecturers boast ample real-life business experience through their consultancy work. Moreover, the course incorporates a unique hands-on assignment, the in-company boot camp, developed with and hosted by a corporate partner from the VU Amsterdam network.

The Netherlands became 9th in the 2016 Global Innovation Index, produced annually by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

At the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the role of innovation from a marketing strategy perspective.
  • Understand innovation processes and the role of creativity within them.
  • Understand and be able to apply the basics of design thinking.
  • Be able to identify, analyse and explain an effective, creative concept leading to an innovation success.
  • Be able to apply theoretical concepts, frameworks and models to cases, illustrations and examples.
  • Understand individual and group creative processes.
  • Be able to form an innovative team and you will understand the challenges inherent to its management.
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
    • Duration description

      30 June to 14 July

  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Behaviour Management
  • Foundations of Strategy: How to Succeed as a Strategist
  • New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship 

Audience

Students and professionals with an interest in creativity and innovation, especially from Business and Organization Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Social Psychology, Healthcare, Media and Communication Studies, Engineering, Technology Management, Operations Management and Education. If you have doubts about your eligibility for the course, please let us know. 

Lecturers

  • Dr. Mirella Kleijnen
  • Dr. Peren Ozturan
  • Dr. Arjen van Lin
  • Prof. Robert E. Morgan (Cardiff University)

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Motivation letter. Please make sure to describe your motivation for the specific course(s) you apply for: Why this topic? How will the course contribute to your future (academic) career?
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Transcript of records (a printscreen of your most recent grades is sufficient)
  • Course level: Advanced Bachelor/Master/PhD

  • It is not necessary to provide us with proof of your English. We do expect your English to be sufficient to understand classes and course literature. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1150 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1150 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1150 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1150 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
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Included are:

  • Airport pick-up service
  • Course excursions
  • Orientation programme and goodiebag
  • On-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance 

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Discounts

The VU Amsterdam Summer School offers the following discounts:

  • Early Bird Discount: Discount of €150 for students that apply and pay before 15 March, 23.59 CET
  • Partner Discount: All students from partner universities from VU Amsterdam get a €250 discount. Click the box ‘partner university’ in the online application form and the discount will automatically be subtracted. 
  • Combination Discount: €200 discount when you apply for 2 courses, €300 when you apply for 3 courses. 

Scholarships

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers 10 scholarships that cover the full tuition and housing fees for one course. The scholarship is intended for excellent students who contribute to the diversity of the course.  

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