Doctoral School 'Plunge into your own business plan' - 12, 13, 14 & 17 September, 2018

Doctoral School 'Plunge into your own business plan' - 12, 13, 14 & 17 September, 2018

WHAT: learn skills related to business and management, create your own business opportunity and develop a tailor-made business plan step by step

HOW: use a personal, practical business case to acquire the skills, that are theoretically taught.

“ideas are easy, but execution is everything”

= different modules, each covering the theoretical and practical steps of an important part of the business plan. 

WHEN: 12, 13, 14 & 17 September, 2018

COURSE TYPE: for Ghent University doctoral students, participation in this course will count as a specialist course and as a seminar in transferable skills (cluster: research & valorisation)

WHY REGISTER: This is an all-in-one plunge in the basics of business development/business skills. The theoretical principles are being immediately implemented in a practical environment, preferably a specific business case.

This summer school is complementary to existing entrepreneurial courses, in that case that if acts like an intensive boot camp, instead of the weekly courses e.g. under the ‘durf ondernemen’ flag. Within that context, the English language is – for international students – a surplus.

It covers main topics in a wide array of skills that are often lacking in the regular scientific master and doctoral school programs.


Free of charge for members of the Ghent University Doctoral Schools. However, participants that cancel their inscription 10 working days before the start of the course, will be charged €250, due to costs that are made in advance (course material, catering, …).

For UGent personnel, not member of the doctoral school: €250 

For external people: €950 for the whole course

REGISTER HERE (deadline July 29th, 2018)

At the latest by August 3rd, a decision will be taken whether or not the minimum criteria are achieved to organise the summer course.

Participants will then be notified and informed that cancellations are still possible for 10 working days, i.e. on the latest until August, 10th.

More information can be found in the announcement document:

2018 Summer School Business Skills announcement