Utrecht University

Science and Business Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Students chose the Master's programme Science and Business Management at Utrecht University as the best programme in the field in the yearly review 'Beste studies' by Elsevier.

Connecting the world of science and business

Companies and academic institutions need professionals with the skills to manage and market knowledge-intensive products, as well as a solid understanding of the scientific principles underlying products and processes.

Our Master's programme Science and Business Management (SBM) at Utrecht University offers you a unique training that will enable you to translate interesting ideas into innovative products. Collaborations between universities and companies will only increase in the coming years, providing you with exciting career opportunities related to knowledge transfer and product development.

Our degree programme enables graduates of bachelor’s programmes in the life, natural, or engineering sciences to combine their passions for science and business. The programme will equip you with the knowledge and tools to identify, manage, and overcome problems that arise in each phase of the innovation process.

Programme objective

The programme fosters skills related to financial management, business plan development, ICT, sustainability, and effective communication in a business environment. Along with gaining in-depth knowledge of these subjects and their applications during your studies, you’ll also develop managerial skills through group work and close interactions with your professors.

A solid understanding of science is essential to bring science-based products to the market. In the SBM programme, you’ll build on your academic background in science while adding knowledge of business processes and practical skills for commercial settings. In the final phase of the programme, you’ll complete a business internship at one of our numerous national and international partner companies


Accredited by the NVAO

Programme Structure

Core courses
  • Fundamentals of business and economics
  • Research project
  • Introduction, return meetings and essay
Business courses
  • Economics
  • Organization & strategic management
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Financial management
  • Entrepreneurship

Detailed Programme Facts

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You have a University bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Biology; Chemistry; College of pharmaceutical science; Pharmacy; Physics; Mathematics; Computer science; Biomedical Sciences; Natural sciences; Life sciences; Other relevant science programme.

You have basic knowledge in the field of Life- or Natural sciences (minimum level Bachelor year 1). In-depth knowledge and insight in one of the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical sciences, Physics, Mathematics or Computer science (level Bachelor year 3). Basic knowledge of (bio)-statistics. Mastery of methods and techniques in the above mentioned areas (level Bachelor year 3).

Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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