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Molecular Science & Technology - Leiden University

Chemistry and Business Studies (MSc)

Career prospects

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

Acquired skills and competence

As a science student you have been trained to develop analytical skills, the attitude for problem solving and the ability to learn quickly 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

After completing the Chemistry master's programme you will have a broad array of career prospects. All students with a Master of Science in Chemistry are admissible to a PhD programme. If you have the desire to apply your knowledge of chemistry outside the university, there are good job possibilities in Research & Development departments in industry, business, public utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Many students eventually attain higher management positions.

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