Small Business and Entrepreneurship, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
Are you interested in small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurship? Then the Small Business and Entrepreneurship programme from the University of Groningen is for you.

About

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) comprise over 95% of businesses in many countries. SMEs are renowned for their entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial activities allow firms to remain competitive, and they can create economic growth and solve societal problems. 

You learn to understand the role SMEs are playing in the modern entrepreneurial economy and, more importantly, the strategic and managerial challenges small business owners and entrepreneurs face. Many management programmes focus on large businesses, whereas SMEs and entrepreneurial firms have specific characteristics. You will learn about them and how small business owners and entrepreneurs can effectively manage their businesses. You will link the specific theories on SMEs and entrepreneurship to practice by means of assignments and guest lectures. 

Job prospects

As a graduate of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship programme from the University of Groningen, you may find employment in positions like all-round SME manager or SME consultant. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only 1% of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Accreditation

EQUIS and AACSB accredited.

Programme Structure

    Programme options
    • Energy Specialist (specialization)
    • Healthcare Management Specialist (specialization)
    • Health Economics Specialist (specialization)
    • Master Internship (specialization)
    Courses included:
    • Business Diagnosis and Design
    • Master's Thesis BA SB&E
    • New Ventures & Entrepreneurship
    • Research & Skills for MSc BA
    • Small Business Economics & Policy 
    • Small Business Management 
    • Strategic Analysis for Small Business
    For more information, please visit the programme website.

          Lecturers


          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
          • Credits
            60 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

            Book IELTS
          • Minimum required score:

            575

            The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

          • Minimum required score:

            90

            The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

          Academic Requirements

          You only need to take one of these tests:

          • You need the following GMAT score:

            Required score: 500

            The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GRE score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

          • This programme accepts GRE scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

            The GRE - or Graduate Record Examinations - is a standardized test administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is part of the admission requirements at many graduate schools and business schools. The GRE score uses a range between 130 and 170 and measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

          • Certified competences - GMAT/GRE
          • Grade list - A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.
          • Language test - TOEFL, IELTS
          • Previous education - To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management.

                                Tuition Fee

                                • International Applies to you

                                  14200 EUR/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                  2006 EUR/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                Living costs for Groningen

                                750 - 1000 EUR/month
                                Living Costs

                                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                Funding

                                Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

                                StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.