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Business Studies in Innovation in European Business, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
The Business Studies in Innovation in European Business offered by HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht  answers the present and future demands of management professionals in any organisation that is anticipating on and adapting to changing market conditions, a dynamic society and technological developments.


The Business Studies in Innovation in European Business offered by HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht allows students to develop a valued combined skill set in business, management and analytical skills and provides them with state-of-the-art knowledge and concepts on how to implement and manage sustainable innovation. This is achieved through a series of modules organised around the innovation cycle in organisations; vision-development-implementation- management and seminars on innovation in Europe. 

Students learn to focus on business deliverables and business interactions through an in-company placement and their integrated research project which they have to present as a dissertation and for which they will be prepared from the start of the programme.

The entire programme has an international character. You will not only live and study in Utrecht, but also live and study abroad; in Cork, Ireland and in Paris, France together with your peer students who have various nationalities and backgrounds.

After completion of the programme, you are not just a competent business manager but also a mature professional with a Master’s degree.

You will find further details on the study further below, in order to make the best match between you and this programme.

Key elements of the programme
  • International orientation on the full cycle of innovation; study in three countries (classes in culture & language);
  • Perspective of Change;
  • Focus on professional practice;
  • In-company placement in European company;
  • Research techniques and skills;
  • Research project and presentation;
  • Training in management skills and intercultural skills;
  • Guest lecturers and company visits;
  • Study trip to EU offices in Brussels; Innovation centres, innovating companies and incubators in the three countries;
  • Optional; ‘French Stream’ (intensive French course and some subjects taught in French) for non-French native speakers and matching ‘Dutch Stream’ for non-Dutch speakers in Utrecht;
  • Small groups of students from various countries and cultures
Career perspectives

Having completed the programme, graduates will have acquired a coherent range of professional skills that will enable them  to contribute to multinational organisations, manufacturers, service providers and innovation intensive organisations in a management position or to deliver consultancy services to a variety of types of firms. Graduates are highly attractive for potential employment, given the combination of high level theoretical, practical and international & intercultural knowledge and skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Open innovation
  • Innovation opportunity recognition and assessment 
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity – Evaluating early stage investments 
  • Leading edge Seminar on Innovating in Europe, Focus on Ireland and Great Britain 
  • Dissertation Preparation I
  • Innovation and Strategy
  • Managing Innovation
  • The product Life Cycle 
  • Leading edge Seminar on Innovating in Europe, Focus on France and South Europe
  • Dissertation Preparation II 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applications are reviewed by a committee of assessors and a short list is compiled based on results obtained by applicants in their primary degrees and the relevant professional experience they have accumulated to date. Offers are made to applicants in the order of their ranking in the shortlist. Some applicants will initially be placed on a waiting list but will get final answers quickly.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    8400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Legal tuition fees: €2,006
  • Institutional tuition fees: €8,090

Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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