Acceleration Academy

Start moment(s)
September, Februari
20 weeks
Contact hours
15-20 hours per week

  • Intro
  • Programme
  • Why should you apply?
  • How to apply
  • Contact

Programme in brief

The Acceleration Academy (Fall and Spring semester) is a program based around six intensive courses/modules of three weeks. The topics covered in these modules may vary per semester, but we promise you that they are always connected to your development of the important skills in global business; and trends in the world of international business, e.g. business & artificial Intelligence, branding and advertising, just-in-time logistics and global supply chain management, cyber security in business or international trade.

What makes you suitable to apply for the Academy?

It doesn’t matter what you are studying, everybody can participate in the Academy. It is important that you are ready to be open to new ways of learning and to invest in your personal development. Skills that you will definitely need are flexibility, proactivity, adaptability and you should not be afraid to make your own decisions.

You don’t expect a formal ‘school’ structure, but you are prepared to work like you would in the real business world. For that you probably need courage, critical thinking and enthusiasm. Are you that person? Please: apply for the Acceleration Academy.

What will you do?

The Acceleration Academy has six modules. This means that you can decide to follow all courses here at Fontys. However, if you would like to, you are allowed to travel abroad to do one or more modules* at one of our partner universities, such as UCL College University in Odense (Denmark), LAMK in Lahti (Finland) or BBA INSEEC in Bordeaux (France). This gives you the opportunity to travel abroad for a shorter amount of time.

In general (international partners may divert), a module consists of three weeks. These three weeks are meant for you to dive ‘deep’ into a topic and deliver a product, to either a Fontys expert, a foreign expert or a business professional from very well-known companies.

Furthermore, doing a module (either at home or abroad) provides you with evidence you need to show your development on the critical business skills as indicated above.

*The subjects at the partner institutions can vary from those of the Acceleration Academy and not all courses will be assessable because some will not fit in the time frame of the Acceleration Academy. We will try to have as many courses assessable for you. When you pass the course abroad you can transfer the credits in the Acceleration Academy  (1 course = 5 credits)


The program will have no written exams (except abroad) but you will have different kind of assessments as proof of the learning outcomes achieved. 

Our research has shown that most global businesses currently value creative, self-starting and flexible young professionals. The Acceleration Academy is meant to develop both these skills and help you in applying these skills in the context of the latest business trends. As such the Acceleration Academy makes an excellent preparation for your career. In addition, you have the opportunity to go abroad for a limited amount of time, which again helps you in developing your skills for global business.

How to apply as an exchange student

Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. If several versions of the programme are offered, please indicate for which version you would like to apply to (Programme I, Programme II, Programme III, etc.) This officer will send your application request (nomination) to Fontys. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online. Added to the link you will receive all necessary information and a manual. Please take a look at this website to see how it works.

How to apply as a Fontys or other Dutch UAS student

Fontys and other Dutch UAS students, apply for this minor via

Deadline for application:

Fall semester15 May
Spring semester15 November

*For more information concerning the start date, please get in touch with the contact person of the study department of the concerned exchange programme.

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