The educational options offered by the Entrepreneurship Education program at Freie Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are aimed at students, scholars, scientists, researchers, and alumni of all departments. They raise awareness and provide extensive qualifications regarding the topic of entrepreneurship. In the process, Freie Universität Berlin and Charité rely on a decentralized network of instructors from various departments, coordinated by Martin Gersch, a professor at the School of Business and Economics at Freie Universität Berlin, and Robert Tolksdorf, a professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Freie Universität. Employees of the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, the profund entrepreneurship initiative, the Charité technology transfer office, the Charité eLearning competency area, and the Dahlem Research School – the umbrella organization for structured doctoral programs at Freie Universität – also organize courses of this type.
Experts on startup issues are involved in the process, bringing current content and additional skills and abilities into the program’s teaching activities. This concept bridges the gap between theory and the practice of entrepreneurship, meaning between research and teaching activities on the one hand and support and advising on the other.
Recommended Learning Paths for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Programs
The various options offered within the Entrepreneurship Education program can be combined into individual “learning paths” according to the participant’s own wishes and inclinations. Three recommended paths, tailored to bachelor’s students, master’s students, and doctoral candidates, offer rough guidance, but are by no means obligatory. A number of courses are recognized as academic coursework; others are supplementary. For example, the learning path for bachelor’s students in all disciplines recommends starting out by participating in the Funpreneur competition or the Entrepreneurship Summer School, and further options then include the “Case Studies in the International Learning Network” seminar and the “Business Plan Lab,” all the way up to participating in the Berlin-Brandenburg Business Plan Competition (BPW). Finally, the three-month “Student Startup Program - prepared for EXIST” prepares participants to start their own business after graduating. The recommended learning paths for master’s students and doctoral candidates follow a similar structure.
For details about entrepreneurship courses please change to the German page (see above).