Entrepreneurship through Acquisition and Succession

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Advanced Bachelor
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Do you want to start your own business? Do you want to buy a company? Are you a possible successor in the family business? Students are prepared during this course for buying, purchasing shares or taking over a complete SME business. You will follow modules such as Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Qualities, Due Diligence, Strategic Plan After Acquisition, Psychological aspects, Financing, Valuation & Tax. We will visit various companies that are in ownership transition and will have entrepreneurs sharing experiences. In an informal setting, you can ask all the questions that you ever wanted to ask.

The past 9 years 200 students were supported by this program in the Netherlands. Around 50 students bought (several) companies or became successors in the family firm after the course. Others decided to get more experience in work or management positions. The winners and runners-up were always offered financial arrangements by market parties.

We will use some former students cases as examples how to approach entrepreneurship through business transfer. The course prepares you for purchasing company within the near future. If your family has a business and you are not sure if you want to take over this is the course for you. Together we will find out if succession is something for you.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Dr. Edwin Weesie

Target audience

Entrepreneurial students ready to do business in any sector. With or without a family business background.

Course aim

To prepare you to buy a small to medium-sized company.

Study load

Informal 2-week course with practical classes from 09:00 till 15:30 including a lunch break. Meet with various entrepreneurs in the field.


Course fee:
Course + course materials
Housing fee:

Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.

More information

Edwin Weesie | E: edwin.weesie@hu.nl | T: +31 (0)6 4162 1644 


Application deadline: 01 June 2020