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Astronomy - Leiden University

Astronomy and Business Studies (MSc)

Programme structure

The specialisation enables you to understand the fundamentals of management and entrepreneurship alongside high quality astronomical research at a world class institute.

Programme outline

The Astronomy component of the Astronomy and Science Based Business specialisation contains a Master’s Research Project in one of the research groups of the Leiden Observatory, concluded by a Master's thesis and an oral presentation, as well as a selection of Astronomy and non-Astronomy courses. Within the business component you can choose from two tracks:

  • The Management track is for students who consider employment opportunities in industry, and who are looking to acquire knowledge of business principles and training in managerial skills. The track provides an introduction to general management theory and practice.
  • The New Technology Ventures track is for students interested in the process of creating and managing novel technology-based businesses.

For an up-to-date course overview, please visit the Prospectus.

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