Executive Education in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading expertise centre for entrepreneurship in Europe. Fueled by our belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation, we develop people and teams to master innovation within corporate organisations. We are part of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, one of the top 10 ranked European Business Schools.

We offer actionable training programmes to improve the innovation skills and leadership of people within corporate organisationsWe also offer a diploma programme, mini-MBA, to certify innovation professionals from organisations ranging from ING, DSM, Deutsche Bahn and Ministry of Defence to be a recognized innovation leader. 

Master your innovation carreer

Find the right programme for you

Mini-MBA

For innovation professionals

The mini-MBA: Leading Innovation Excellence is a 6 month certification programme to professionally facilitate innovation within organisations. The programme is design for innovation professionals that have the challenge to develop a high-performing innovation structure within their organisation. Convincing board level and coach effective entrepreneurial teams is where these ‘’innovation drivers’’ operate.

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Open Programmes

For individuals

Improve your innovation skills with our range of 3-day programmes. We offer programmes in innovation areas like: how to create an innovation roadmap, organise and control innovation processes, monitoring innovation progress, using the right tools & techniques and how to support colleagues yourself in innovating.

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Customised Programmes

For organisations

Our customised and in-house programmes will give teams in organisations the tools, knowledge, practical research and confidence to steer the process of innovation. The programmes are tailored to address the specific issues regarding the development of a high-performing innovation structure.  

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Master your innovation career

Mini-MBA

Diploma Programme: Leading Innovation Excellence

Duration: 6 months | Certification: Innovation Driver | Fee: € 18,500

Become a certified Innovation Driver with the Mini-MBA programme. This programme is developed for innovation professionals who wish to improve and sustain the capacity of their organizations to innovate and grow; through its people, its processes and its values.

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Develop your innovation and leadership skills

Open Programmes

The Essentials of Corporate Entrepreneurship

Duration: 3 days | Certification: Proof of Participation | Fee: € 3,500

Strengthen your capability to improve and sustain innovation within your corporate organisation.

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The Essentials of Innovation for Governments

Duration: 3 days | Certification: Proof of Participation | Fee: € 3,500

Strengthen your capability to improve and sustain innovation within your public organisation.

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Innovation and leadership in the Legal Sector

Duration: 2 days | Certification: Proof of Participation | Fee: € 1,950

Strengthen your capability to adapt innovation tools and discover the various (new) roles that emerge in the legal sector.

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Developing Innovation Processes & Governance Systems

Dates: 9-11 March 2020 | Location: ECE Campus | Fee: € 3,500

Drive your organisation’s processes and governance systems for innovation to a higher level.

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Developing a Culture for Innovation Excellence

Duration: 3 days | Certification: Proof of Participation | Fee: € 3,500

Improve your capability to develop and nurture human resources for innovation excellence.

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Developing Entrepreneurial People

Duration: 3 days | Certification: Proof of Participation | Fee: € 3,500

Develop the knowledge and skills to drive your organization’s human resources for innovation to a higher level.

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Innovation Tools and Techniques (for individuals)

Duration: 2 days | Certification: Proof of Participation | Fee: € 1,750

Discover the right tools and techniques to innovate quickly and effectively in your organisation.

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Developing Entrepreneurial People

Duration: 1-3 days | Certification: Proof of Participation | Fee: in consultation

Discover  the right mindset, tools and skills to change and innovate quickly and effectively with your team.

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Develop your people and your organisation

Customised Programmes

We work with private and public sector organisations to develop and deliver custom-made programmes which focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Our executive programmes will give your company executives, managers and directors the tools, knowlegde, unique insights, practical research and confidece to steer the process of change, address specific strategic issues or simply develop a robust, resilient and high-performance management structure within your company.

Please feel free to contact us to find out more about our customised programmes and discover how they could make a difference to your workplace.

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Our mission

Developing entrepreneurial competencies to provoke and adapt social change

At Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship we consider entrepreneurship as the primary driver for innovation. Entrepreneurship has become – besides a motor of economic development – also an import personal skill, that is used for both new venture creation and overcoming modern challengers in a fast moving world. Using our solid academic roots, we provide people with entrepreneurial competencies that are needed to create value by exploring and acting upon opportunities.

Our offerings are based on the change you need; this might be an in-company, customized version of an existing open programme, or a completely tailor-made programme, co-created with you to reflect the unique opportunities and challenges of your organisation. Our programmes are offered in partnership with Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Consistently ranked among Europe’s top business schools, with a world-leading research facility and backed by more than 45 years of experience in business and management education, RSM has a track record of delivering real impact when helping people and organisations to perform at their best.

Get in touch

Interested to know more?

Get in touch with Annique de Greef:

Email: degreef@ece.nl

Phone: +31 10 302 1331

Annique de Greef

Head of Education