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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies (MSc)

In the master’s specialisation Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies, you combine high quality research in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences with training in management and entrepreneurship.

What does this master's programme entail?

The master's specialisation Business Studies 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 BPS research with Business Studies. 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.

Learn more about our Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies programme.

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Why study Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies at Leiden University?

  • The master's specialisation Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies provides you with a full year of research training in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences followed by a year of training in business theory.
  • We offer you a research-oriented programme which spans the entire spectrum of Analytical BioSciences, Biopharmaceutics, Drug Delivery Technology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology.
  • You have the opportunity to gain hands-on business experience working as an intern for a company. The real-life experience of the internship often provides students an edge in securing competitive job openings.

Find more reasons to choose BPS and Business Studies at Leiden University.

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies: the right master’s programme for you?

Do you pursue a management career in industry from a BPS research perspective? Do you want to learn all about technology commercialization and business development? Then, Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies is the master’s specialisation of choice for you. It enables you to broaden your scope outside BPS research. The Business Studies 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 Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies.

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