M.Sc. Science and Business Management

Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
The Master's programme in Science and Business Management is designed to acquire scientific knowledge and skills, together with the ability to translate a scientific idea into a successful product.
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Description of Science and Business Management

The MSc programme in Science and Business Management seeks to bridge the gap between industry and science. It is designed for BSc graduates who are interested in business. The courses are aimed at helping you to further develop your academic and scientific knowledge and skills, while you also acquire expertise on product and process development. Students will learn to identify and manage problems that arise in each phase of the innovation process.

This two-year taught programme teaches you not only to undertake scientific research, but also to make a translation to the market. In the first year you undertake an applied research project with a participating research group from the Faculty of Science, and theoretical courses determined by your research topic. In the second year you study fundamentals of business such as financial management, entrepreneurship, managerial ICT matters and environmental issues.

You'll engage in an obligatory traineeship with a company or institute combining business with your science background. Graduates of the programme are highly qualified for research and management positions in innovative companies, consultancies, or government organisations.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 February: September (non-EEA: September). Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 19080 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
Start date February  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 25%
  • practice: 50%
  • self study: 25%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 5%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 10%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Requirements for Science and Business Management

Written request

Grade list

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • TOEFL paper based: 580
  • TOEFL computer based: 93
  • TOEFL internet based: 93

Work Experience for Science and Business Management

No work experience is required.

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Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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Utrecht University, Netherlands

Netherlands Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings. The university is located in the city of Utrecht, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in Northern Europe. Joining Utrecht University as a masterís student on one of our 86 English-language Masterís programmes will make you part of an innovative and internationally oriented academic community engaged in cutting-edge and multidisciplinary teaching and research.

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