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Entrepreneurship School & ZEGM Flex Elective Courses

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Discover perspectives for self-employment and freelancing, train leadership, and implement sustainable project ideas. Become an FHPreneur!

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More than a job: think.Beyond!

With the ZEGM Flex elective modules, the FHP Entrepreneurship School offers an interdisciplinary variety of analogue and digital formats for testing self-employment, developing start-up ideas and training future leadership skills. The Flex seminars, workshops and coachings of the Entrepreneurship School promote important skills for coping with future work situations and enable well-founded business start-ups or freelance activities.

"skill your future" - with the ZEGM-Flex elective modules

Students from all departments have the opportunity to have the ZEGM-Flex elective modules credited to their Bachelor's or Master's degree programme with the corresponding credit points. Per course, 5 to 10 ECTS credit points can be collected.

Department members can find information and offers on the Flex modules in the respective course catalogues, in Moodle and on the FHP Entrepreneurship School website. Enrolment for the Flex elective courses takes place on the ZEGM Moodle board. Access is granted via the individual campus account.

Realisable start-up ideas or concrete plans for freelancing or self-employment can be accompanied in parallel or afterwards by targeted advice and coaching on financing, funding and networking events. All offers of the start-up service and the Entrepreneurship School are non-binding and free of charge.

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The Flex module programme "skill your future & get credits"

  • The Flex elective modules are available to all students in Moodle for content and credit points overview as well as enrolment.
  • Depending on the focus, the 6 modules teach business basics, project development know-how, and entrepreneurship qualifications.
  • Participants develop the sustainable project and start-up ideas, learn about the requirements for self-employment and/or implement a (fictitious) start-up project.
  • If desired, the participants can receive further advisory services

"Introduction to entrepreneurial thinking"

Content (excerpt):

  • Basic business assumptions (e. g. rationality, success, sustainability)
  • Dealing with sustainability in a business context
  • Requirements for managers and fields of management activity
  • Key figures and evaluation approaches for success
  • Basics of costing
  • Basics of investment calculation (e. g. building up equity capital), financing
  • Insight into selected operational fields (e. g. marketing, production, organization, human resource management)
  • Company and corporate forms

Enrolment in Moodle
(5 ECTS credits Bachelor/Master)

"Skills for team leadership and work organization"

Content (excerpt):

  • Project management techniques
  • Time and self-management
  • Techniques of personnel management
  • Communication models and presentation styles
  • Techniques of team development (group dynamic processes, team phases)
  • Techniques of strategic planning
  • Techniques of market and target group analysis
  • Techniques of organizational development

Enrolment in Moodle
(5 ECTS credits Bachelor/Master)

"Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the World of Tomorrow".

Content (excerpt):

  • selected creativity techniques
  • Development and testing of ideas for entrepreneurial utilization
  • Basics of sustainability aspects, sustainability models
  • Evaluation of sustainability aspects
  • Context-related factors influencing sustainable ideas [characteristics of selected sustainable enterprises (legal forms, forms of financing)]
  • Basics of presenting project ideas (including the pitch method)

Enrolment in Moodle
(5 ECTS credits Bachelor/Master)

"Step by step: Basics for a successful start-up".

Content (excerpt):

  • Requirements for a business start-up
  • Selected systematization models (Business Model Canvas, Business Plan)
  • Start-up team
  • Target group and market
  • Strategic positioning and marketing mix
  • Personnel, organization and legal forms
  • Calculation and financing
  • Presentation of the start-up idea (elevator pitch, pitch deck)

Enrolment in Moodle
(5 ECTS credits Bachelor/Master)

"Implementing concrete start-up projects professionally".

Content (excerpt):

  • Basics of project planning and project management
  • Requirements for start-up projects (including EXIST funding applications)
  • Techniques of market analysis and target group identification
  • Characteristics of start-up projects (e.g. for freelancers)
  • Workshops for founders on selected topics (e.g. founder personality, marketing, accounting, law, organizational and team development)
  • Reflection rounds with successful freelancers/entrepreneurs

Enrolment in Moodle
(10 ECTS credits Bachelor/Master)

"Step by step: turn your idea into a start-up-project".


  • requirements to found a business in Germany as a foreign student/legal alien
  • Overview of selected entrepreneurship methods (business plan, business model canvas)
  • target group-specific requirements for a business plan/business model
  • reflection on selected design fields for the conception of a business model, a business plan using a case study: including founding idea, founding team, market/target group, marketing, organization, personnel, legal form, calculation of income/expenses
  • elevator pitch basics (pitch deck)

Enrolment in Moodle
(5 ECTS credits Bachelor/Master)

How much FHPreneur do you have in you?

Is self-employment a conceivable option? A short test shows how much entrepreneurial potential there is and what suitable support we offer.

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I am passionate about my ideas and can easily get others excited about them
I would like to organise my working hours freely
I can adapt well to other people and new situations
I keep a cool head in stressful situations


Prof. Dr. Enrico Sass
Professor for Business Start-ups and Management Techniques
Head of Start-up Service
Anke Lüers-Salzmann
Project coordination ESF and EXIST, initial consultation

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EXIST – Start-ups from science

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Funding period "Together. Future. Shaping" of the European Social Fund