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Women entrepreneurship policy │Maastricht School of Management Women entrepreneurship policy

Course objectives

At the end of this programme you:

  • Have a conceptual and practical understanding of women and youth empowerment and entrepreneurship policy
  • Have acquired deeper insight into underlying concepts, mechanisms and dynamics
  • Have learned how the entrepreneurship policy framework can be applied to your situation
  • Gain experience from other participants coming from all parts over the world

Course topics

Topics included in this programme are:

  • The role of (women and youth) entrepreneurship
  • institutionalisation
  • Introduction into the women and youth empowerment and entrepreneurship policy framework:
    • Formulating the national entrepreneurship strategy
    • Optimizing the regulatory environment
    • Enhancing entrepreneurship education and skills development
    • Facilitating technology exchange and innovation
    • Improving access to finance
    • Promoting awareness and networking

Teaching methods

This short course involves an interactive learning approach, in which the participant is stimulated to move beyond his/her own organization or sector. Learnings take place through:

  • Classroom interactive lecturing
  • Self-study
  • In-class group assignments to reflect on the learning
  • Individual assignment, presentation and discussion
  • Guest lectures

Your profile

The Women entrepreneurship policy programme is designed for:

  • Executives with responsibility for gender policy and/or women entrepreneurship policy
  • Consultants and lecturers working in areas related to gender policy and/or women entrepreneurship policy


Each participant receives a certificate of participation. 
This certificate is being awarded as evidence of participation in a post-graduate training at indicative level 6 or 7 of the EQF. The minimum study load is 14 hours and an attendance level of 80% is required. This certificate is being awarded in the form of a soft copy when the training is online or a hard copy during a face-to-face training. The certificate will mention your full name, training title, training date and comprising core topics. Click here for more information about the MSM certification policy.