Name : Perry Kroes
Current job title : founder and owner of Sollicitatiedokter
Year of graduation : 2015
Nationality : Dutch
Why did you choose this MSc?
“First of all, I would like to note that you do not need a master degree to be an entrepreneur. However, if you’re like me and feel you want to 'test' yourself academically while simultaneously staying focused on entrepreneurship, then choosing RSM’s Strategic Entrepreneurship programme is really a no-brainer. The programme offers the highest rated academic entrepreneurship studies in the world.”
How would you describe the programme and RSM?
“The programme is borderline academic in the best sense of the word. Although you will have to dive into literature and write papers, you will also actively engage in entrepreneurial activities. Entrepreneurs are do-ers. If you want, you can even incorporate your own start-up ideas into many of the classes. If you don’t enjoy reading long articles and stuffy theory, you will still gain lots of ideas and inspiration from the classes and the people you meet.”
What was the biggest challenge in this master?
“Getting through some of the more theoretical classes. As a real 'do-er' the history of entrepreneurship and memorising definitions do not really interest me. I want to create. Build. Do. Fortunately, there's more than plenty of room for that too.”
What made the greatest impression?
“The best part of the programme was the people I met, students as well as teachers. As an entrepreneur you will always be the square peg in the round hole. It's great to find people who are like you. This year will give you the opportunity to build life-long friendships.”
What are your future plans?
“I'm a lifestyle entrepreneur. I build businesses that generate passive income and allow me to have a 'freedom lifestyle'. This means I can work when I want, from where I want. In the future, I might teach other aspiring lifestyle entrepreneurs how to do the same.”