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International studies

Summer school - Entrepreneurship and innovation across cultures

Develop an innovative, action-focused entrepreneurial mindset

This two-week summer school module, featuring an intensive program of specialized studies in international entrepreneurship combined with technology and innovation, is given in the most innovative country in the world - Switzerland.

You will have the opportunity to discover the Swiss entrepreneurial ecosystem. This program provides knowledge, tools and coaching needed to undertake entrepreneurial activities in an international environment, using different management approaches in Europe. This focus on visionary and entrepreneurial thinking will provide you with the conceptual framework required to undertake any kind of activity, but especially entrepreneurial and organizational activities.

You will learn the characteristics of innovators and how entrepreneurial activity systems are designed. You will also learn how to apply the entrepreneurial model of vision in order to understand entrepreneurial behavior in a multicultural environment and use it as a basis for developing your own system of visionary thinking.

To be able to really learn entrepreneurship from experienced tutors was first class!

Rhys Martin

“This summer school offers participants a unique international exchange experience, and an outstanding opportunity to develop an innovative, action-focused entrepreneurial mindset.”

Louis Jacques Filion, Honorary Professor at HEC MONTREAL

Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. Think globally.

The Summer School in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Digital Finance in Fribourg, Switzerland, is a four-week program designed for Swiss and international undergraduate students.

During these four exciting and challenging weeks, participants will discover their own entrepreneurial visions, attend lectures and company visits, discuss case studies, and explore the Swiss entrepreneurial eco- system while discovering the local culture participants will establish networks with the Swiss and connect with people from all over the world.

Our Summer school consists of two modules:

Entrepreneurship and innovation across cultures

The course lays the foundation for entrepreneurial activities both inside and outside existing organizations, which is why visits to national and multinational start-ups are a vital part of our summer school. Entrepreneurial spirit is essential for this program as students are invited to bring their own business ideas to improve on, together with experienced entrepreneurs, coaches, professors and other international students. 

Objectives

  • To stimulate students’ potential entrepreneurial behavior and complement this knowledge with financial management
  • To provide the knowledge, tools and conceptual framework needed to undertake entrepreneurial activities in an international environment
  • To provide a complete program where students can improve their business ideas and have all the tools to finance their own ideas

Admission

This program focuses on Undergraduate and Master students with excellent academic achievement. Previous knowledge of finance and entrepreneurship is taken into account.

  • English skills at B2 European level or higher are essential.

At a glance

Degree awarded

Entrepreneurship and innovation across cultures

ECTS Credits

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded ECTS and an official certificate of participation from the School of Management Fribourg in Switzerland, along with guaranteed credits at their home university, thanks to bilateral agreements.

Study duration

2 weeks

Enrollment information

Fees

Please contact our International Office for more information. Price include: Lectures; Documentation; Company visits; Transport from our School to the companies; Networking events; outdoor event and 4 weeks’ accommodation.

Place of study

HEG-FR, Fribourg (Switzerland)

Summer School in Switzerland – Do something amazing

Every year we welcome students from all over the world into our summer program. Hear what they had to say about this once-in-a-lifetime experience at the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR) !

Questions? Contact us

Elizabeth Andrea Rohrer

Assistante HES

+41 26 429 63 38

International Office

+41 26 429 63 38