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Astronomy - Leiden University

Astronomy and Business Studies (MSc)

Type
Master
Language
English
City
Leiden
Part of
Astronomy (MSc)

In the master’s specialisation Astronomy and Science Based Business, you combine high quality research in astronomy with extensive training in management and entrepreneurship.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Science Based Business bridges science and business by focusing on areas such as technology management, innovation, entrepreneurship, operations and decision making. In this master’s specialisation you combine Astronomy research with Science Based Business. You will learn about analytical frameworks and skills for managerial decision making. The emphasis of the business specialisation is on the application of these frameworks and skills in the context of R&D-intensive organisations. After completion, you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to take on managerial responsibilities in your work.

Read more about the Astronomy and Science Based Business programme.

Reasons to choose Astronomy and Science Based Business at Leiden University

  • The specialisation provides you with a full year of research training in Astronomy followed by a year of training in business theory.
  • You have access to world-class and cutting edge research in modern astronomy at Leiden Observatory.
  • You have the opportunity to gain hands-on business experience working as an intern for a company. The real-life experience of the SBB internship often provides students an edge in securing competitive job openings.

Find more reasons to choose Astronomy and Science Based Business at Leiden University.

Astronomy and Science Based Business: the right master’s programme for you?

Do you pursue a management career in industry from an astronomy research perspective? Want to learn all about technology commercialization strategies? Then, Astronomy and Science Based Business is the master’s specialisation of choice for you. It enables you to broaden your scope outside astronomy research. The SBB specialisation offers training that is analytically rigorous and connected to practice through class discussions based on real-life business cases, company visits, guest speakers, and an internship experience.

Read more about the entry requirements for Astronomy and Science Based Business.