Mathematics and Business Studies (MSc)
Many students receive their first job offer during or right after their Business Studies internship. After graduating you can also aim for a career in Mathematics 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 Procent PhD Student
- 17 Procent Clinical Research/Regulatory Professional
- 12 Procent Business-/Project Manager
- 11 Procent Business Consultant
- 7 Procent Product-/Marketing-/Sales Manager
- 7 Procent Manager
- 5 Procent Business Analyst
- 4 Procent Management Consultant
- 4 Procent ICT Professional
- 3 Procent Tech Transfer Professional
- 8 Procent Other
The Mathematics Master’s programme is an ideal basis for a career in academia, starting for example with one of the PhD programmes at the Leiden Mathematical Institute. Alumni also work as researchers within an industrial environment, such as in Akzo-Nobel, Shell, Philips or TNO. There are also many possibilities in business. Graduates with a Mathematics degree find jobs in banks, insurance and option trading companies, communication and information technology, industry, and logistics.