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Science Based Business

MSc. Specialisation

The Business Studies specialisation is for science students who consider employment opportunities in industry, and who are looking to acquire knowledge of business principles and training in managerial skills. The specialisation can be followed by students doing a two-year Masters degree in one of the Natural Sciences, including Mathematics and Biomedical Sciences.

To do the Specialisation Business Studies one has to enroll into one of the corresponding master programmes, e.g. Biology and Business Studies, Chemistry and Business Studies, etc. For more information, please consult the Master's information page:

Astronomy and Business Studies  
Biology and Business Studies  
Biomedical Sciences Management  
Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies  
Chemistry and Business Studies  
Life Science Based Business Development  
Mathematics and Business Studies  

Physics and Business Studies


Completing the specialisation requires 40-60 EC of business courses. All courses can also be followed as electives.

The specialisation consists of minimally the following components:

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Technology and Operations Management
  • Research Methods
  • Business Internship

More information can be found in the e-Prospectus.

Please visit your Master's information page to see the specific requirements for admission and application.

If you wish to include the Business Studies Specialisation in your Master programme please let us know by filling in this application form.

You can find more information in the e-Prospectus.

If you have any questions about the programme or SBB in general, please contact us via info@sbb.leidenuniv.nl.

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