Being a sustainable entrepreneur

Credits: 1 | Identifier: NN00FK98-3001 | Campus: Online | Period: 02.11.2020

Do you want to become a socially and environmentally conscious professional?

This course provides an introductory look into sustainable entrepreneurship and its key concepts. You will learn what it means to be(come) a sustainable entrepreneur using theoretical models, case-studies and reflection exercises.

At the end of the course you will have developed an understanding of sustainable entrepreneurship and what this means for your own life, profession and/or your start-up.

This course is part of a set of pilot micro-modules offered by Y-Kampus in 2020 focused on sustainable entrepreneurship.

Other courses in this set include:

  • Part 2: Sustainable business modelling
  • Part 3: Measuring the impact of your actions
Sustainable entrepreneurship micromodules, picture of a plant and picture of lecturer, Dr. Titus van der Spek

Note: it is not required to join all courses in this series. You can also enroll for just one course.


After the course, you:

  • will understand the key elements of sustainability in a start-up setting
  • will have learnt from at least one sustainable entrepreneur in Finland
  • can evaluate your own affinity toward sustainable entrepreneurship

This course will take place online – in your own schedule! The course consists primarily of self-paced online learning using a series of short videos and learning exercises to achieve the learning outcomes. In addition to the online content, you will receive coaching sessions with your coach. During the course you will need to find, interview and reflect on the case of one ‘real’ sustainable entrepreneur of your choosing.


Assessment criteria 


Approved when you have demonstrated successful work towards the learning outcomes: you understand the main aspects of sustainable entrepreneurship. You can assess your own traits and connect them to sustainable entrepreneurship. You have completed the learning assignments, which includes an interview with a sustainable entrepreneur.

Failed if you have not succeeded in understanding the phenomena of sustainable entrepreneurship. You have not mastered the learning outcomes in a way that you could describe the required skills and asses your own capabilities in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship.


Enrollment for this course is open.

TAMK students: Pakki
TAU students: Cross-institutional service

Course code is: NN00FK98-3001.

Another online execution is coming during 2021-2022!

Check out also the other two micromodules:

Sustainable business modelling

Measuring the impact of your actions


This course is delivered by Titus van der Spek. Titus is a lecturer based in the Netherlands at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. He specializes in social entrepreneurship and innovation.  If you have any questions about this course, please contact:

Titus van der Spek,


If you’re still not convinced to join this course, check out this awesome teaser for the micromodules, brought to you by Titus van der Spek, and you will change your mind! See you at Y-kampus!