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Physics and Business Studies (MSc)

In the master’s specialisation Physics and Business Studies, you combine high quality research in Physics 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 Physics research 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.

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Why study Physics and Science Based Business at Leiden University?

  • The Physics and Business Studies specialisation provides you with a full year of research training in Physics followed by a year of training in business theory.
  • During your research project, you will participate within a research group at the Physics department which is known for its top-level international research and excellent research groups, both theoretical and experimental, both focus on fundamental research.
  • 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.

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

Do you pursue a management career in industry from a physics research perspective? Do you want to learn all about technology commercialization and business development? Then, Physics and Business Studies is the master’s specialisation of choice for you. It enables you to broaden your scope outside physics 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 Physics and Business Studies.

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