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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies (MSc)

Career prospects

Many students receive their first job offer during or right after their Business Studies internship. After graduating you can also aim for a career in Bio-Pharmaceutical research.

As a science student you have been trained to develop analytical skills, the attitude for problem solving and the ability to learn fast as well as to apply creative thinking. This rather unique skill set is necessary to become a good researcher. At the same time, these qualifications are also valuable for industry and business. Many companies are looking for science graduates who will be able to fulfil challenging jobs requiring the above mentioned skills.

Business Studies alumni at work

  • 22.0 Procent PhD Student
  • 17.0 Procent Clinical Research/Regulatory Professional
  • 12.0 Procent Business-/Project Manager
  • 11.0 Procent Business Consultant
  • 7.0 Procent Product-/Marketing-/Sales Manager
  • 7.0 Procent Manager
  • 5.0 Procent Business Analyst
  • 4.0 Procent Management Consultant
  • 4.0 Procent ICT Professional
  • 3.0 Procent Tech Transfer Professional
  • 8.0 Procent Other

Career

One finds graduates from Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences in the entire width of the (bio)pharmaceutical field. Their careers generally remain closely related to the field of drug discovery and design, or the development and production of drugs, including drug quality, safety and clinical trials. Jobs outside research include various functions in the pharmaceutical industry, in biotechnology companies, or with the government.

Many graduates from Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences choose a career in scientific research and pursue a PhD degree. After obtaining your PhD degree you can continue as a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently, via a tenure track position at university, develop further to assistant-, associate-, or full professor.

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