Master in Business Development and Entrepreneurship

General

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Program Description

Our globalised, digital economy and disruptive new technological innovation is creating virtually unlimited opportunities for new ventures. Human creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset are needed to initiate successful new ideas and develop sustainable new markets and business models that benefit society as well as business. If you are energised by the dynamic possibilities of the rapidly-evolving new world of business, the Utrecht University MSc in Business Development and Entrepreneurship gives you the practical abilities, networks, and strong academic foundations you need.

Research Expertise

This Master’s programme is based on Utrecht University’s world-class research in the domain of entrepreneurship and innovation and the interaction with business strategy and policy practice by U.S.E. staff members and lecturers. It also draws upon the broad international research network of the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship.

Content of the Programme

In the Master in Business Development and Entrepreneurship you focus on:

  • Venture development, creating the right environment and context for new ventures to thrive;
  • Capturing value from innovation;
  • Product and service development;
  • Entrepreneurial marketing using methods like co-creation with customers and design thinking;
  • Obtaining and managing (venture) capital.

Programme Objectives

Master’s programme in Business Development and Entrepreneurship provides you with:

  • The tools, skills, and techniques to recognise and develop new opportunities within established organisations as well as start-ups;
  • Market analysis and empirical techniques for such analysis, including customer development;
  • Strategy creation abilities. Special attention is paid to the launch of new products and services;
  • Competencies for organizing and managing fast-growing corporations and corporate units, internally as well as in value-creating networks;
  • Knowledge of how to finance new ventures, especially in a corporate environment.

Career Prospects

Upon completion of the MSc in Business Development and Entrepreneurship, you are an expert in creating an environment in which new ventures can take hold and flourish. This expertise is highly sought after in business development functions (including innovation, marketing, and finance) in large (multinational) corporations. The same applies to entrepreneurial teams, start-ups, and various other economic development functions.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of int ... Read More

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities. Read less