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Mathematics and Business Studies (MSc)

In the master’s specialisation Mathematics and Business Studies, you combine high quality research in Mathematics with training in management and entrepreneurship.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Business Studies bridges science and business by focusing on areas such as technology management, innovation, entrepreneurship, operations and decision making. In this master’s specialisation you combine research in mathematics with Business Studies. You will learn about analytical frameworks and skills for managerial decision making. The emphasis of the business specialisation is on the application of these frameworks and skills in the context of R&D-intensive organisations. After completion, you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to take on managerial responsibilities in your work.

Read more about our Mathematics and Business Studies programme.

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Why study Mathematics and Business Studies at Leiden University?

  • The master's specialisation Mathematics and Business Studies provides you with a full year of research training in mathematics followed by a year of training in business theory.
  • You can tailor your programme based on your ambitions and interests.
  • You have the opportunity to gain hands-on business experience working as an intern for a company. The real-life experience of the Business Studies internship often provides students an edge in securing competitive job openings.

Find more reasons to choose Mathematics and Business Studies at Leiden University.

Mathematics and Business Studies: the right master’s programme for you?

Do you pursue a management career in industry from a Mathematics perspective? Do you want to learn all about technology commercialisation and business development? Then, Mathematics and Business Studies is the master’s specialisation of choice for you.  It enables you to broaden your scope outside mathematical research. The Business Studies specialisation offers training that is analytically rigorous and connected to practice through class discussions based on real-life business cases, company visits, guest speakers, and an internship experience.

Read more about the entry requirements for Mathematics and Business Studies.

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