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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies (MSc)

Why Leiden University?

Combine BPS research with different aspects of business studies. Learn to build bridges between science and business.

Business Studies

The Business Studies specialisation gives you the possibility to choose from two tracks. In both tracks we offer you small-scale, interactive teaching that is analytically rigorous and connected to management practice.

  1. 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.
  2. The New Technology Ventures track is for students interested in the process of creating and managing novel technology-based businesses. The track offers an integrated programme that familiarizes students with the iterative process, through which an entrepreneur researches the market, evaluates the competition, looks for a suitable niche in the industry, finds out what the product should look like, determines how to sell, and at what price.

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Research environment

As a MSc students you are taken up as members of our institute thus providing an ideal environment for our philosophy; You can best learn science by doing science together with fellow junior and senior scientists.

Array of disciplines

You can expand your intellectual horizons while deepening your expertise in an array of disciplines. You can learn about the fundamentals of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences in a compelling and challenging environment. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary challenges provide a unique learning and research environment for our graduate programme.

Small groups

Courses and working classes concern small groups, while you are in one-to-one contact with our staff member during your research periods. We are committed to show that a graduate study in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is professional in its core.

International environment

The Leiden Graduate School of Science aims to provide an international academic environment with an appreciable number of master and PhD students from abroad. Moreover the same applies to the scientific staff and the post-doctorate fellows. English is the language used in courses, the colloquia, the scientific meetings and the daily conversations that take place in the research groups.

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is a first-class research faculty with an excellent position in the basic disciplines of science. The current research and education programmes span the entire spectrum of science ranging from Mathematics and Statistical Science, Computer Science and Data Science, Astrophysics, Physics, Chemistry and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences to Biology and Environmental Sciences. Our science community is driven by their curiosity and desire to increase basic knowledge, for science and to contribute to the great societal challenges of today and tomorrow. Core values are scientific impact, technological innovation and relevance to society. 

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.

More reasons to choose Leiden University

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