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Biomedical Sciences Management (MSc)

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.

Programme overview

The 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 in the field of management (e.g. marketing, finance, project management). Yet, you will also be equipped to pursuit a career within scientific biomedical research. The entire programme is taught in English.

The first year of your master is dedicated to the common programme of the master and focuses on biomedical research. In your second year you will follow the business programme, that is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences. Students will acquire knowledge of business principles and receive training in managerial skills. The track provides an introduction to general management theory and practice, e.g. in finance, marketing and project maangement. You conclude your programme with a traineeship in the field of business and biomedicine.

For the most up to date programme overview of the management specialisation and course information,  see the e-Prospectus.

Educational methods

The following educational methods are part of the master programme: lectures, workgroups, (computer) practical sessions, self-study exercises, tutorials, research internships, independent writing, presentations, hands-on workshops and live demonstrations. Depending on your choice of electives other educational methods will be offered. Frontiers of Science courses are always taught to small groups of students.


For general information concerning admission, the possibilities within the master and advice with respect to the scheduling of your master’s program, contact our advisors via masterBMS@lumc.nl.

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