As a Science-Business professional, you are able to bridge the gap between research in (university) laboratories and practice in large industries companies as well as (small) entrepreneurial firms. You are trained to integrate science aspects in a business and innovation context while taking organizational, social and cultural variables into account. Practice and theory go hand in hand in your Master SBI, and the SBI courses feature real-world business and technology cases that are directly applicable to your future career.

At the start of the program, students choose a specialization: Energy & Sustainability or Life & Health. The curriculum comprises the following:

  • Compulsory business and innovation courses (18 EC)
  • Specialisation-related science elective courses (12 EC)
  • One specialization-related compulsory integration course (6 EC)
  • One of the two variants of the science project (24 EC)
  • Research project (36 EC)
  • Compulsory Research Methodology course (6 EC)
  • Electives (18 EC)


Starting positions include assistant R&D project manager, assistant business analyst, high-tech marketing trainee, or strategy consultant in the public or private sector. Companies that are attractive for SBI graduates include venture capital companies investing in innovative new concepts, consultancy companies for both governments and businesses and the energy and pharmaceutical sector, where research and development are of crucial importance.

Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Exact Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Pharmaceutical Sciences) with at least 24 EC of business/innovation courses, mathematics (9 EC), statistics (at least 6 EC), computer skills (at least 6 EC) are considered for admission. Applications will be assessed individually. The premaster SBI for International students can be followed in case of deficiencies.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 26, 2018
This course is Campus based
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3 years
2,083 EUR
for EEA students. €14.500 for non-EU/non-EEA students.
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