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Biomedical Sciences (MSc)

Biomedical Sciences Management

In the Biomedical Sciences Management specialisation you gain knowledge and skills in the area of management, business and entrepreneurship with focus on science- and research driven companies. You will combine research in biomedical sciences with different aspects of business studies and learn to build bridges between science and business. The entire programme is taught in English.

What does the Management specialisation entail?

The two-year Biomedical Sciences Management specialisation enables you to develop knowledge and insight of, and opinions on a career outside scientific research. The programme, called Science Based Business (SBB) broadens your perspective predominantly in the field of management (e.g. marketing, finance, project management). Yet, you will also be equipped to pursue a career within scientific biomedical research. During the Biomedical Sciences Management specialisation you will:

  • Deepen and extend your knowledge on the human body in health and disease
  • Acquire academic skills like team work, problem solving and critical thinking
  • Learn to independently perform biomedical research
  • Learn to present and write up your research in a clear and structured way
  • Learn to apply for grants to fund your research or management project
  • Learn the basics in business principles, strategy, finance and marketing
  • Learn to work in a business environment in the biomedical field

Do you want to know what your career options are with this specialisation? Read more on Career Prospects.

The components specific for the Management specialisation are:

The study programme of the Biomedical Sciences Management specialisation is flexible. You can choose a variety of different courses, electives and (research) internships. However, you can spend up to a maximum of 60 of the 120 EC of your master programme on the Management specialisation components. 

Team work is very important in Biomedical Sciences.

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