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Science Based Business

MSc. Specialisation

The Specialisation Business Studies 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
Computer Science 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, which can be done in two tracks. All courses can also be followed as electives.

The Management Track 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.

This track minimally includes the following components:

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

More information can be found in the e-Prospectus.

The New Technology Ventures Track is for students with the ambition to create and manage novel businesses around new technologies generated in research. It offers an integrated programme that teaches students know-how and skills they will need in commercialising such technologies.

This track minimally includes the following components:

  • Entrepeneurial Opportunities
  • Entrepeneurial Process
  • Entrepreneurial Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Research Methods
  • New Technology Ventures Assignment

More information can be found in the e-Prospectus.

Admission & Application

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.

Further information

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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