Science and Business Management, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Science and Business Management

24 months
21736 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Our programme enables graduates of bachelor’s programmes in the life- or natural sciences to combine their passions for science and business. The Science and Business Management programme at Utrecht University will equip you with the knowledge and tools to identify, manage, and overcome problems that arise in each phase of the innovation process.


Science And Business Management In Utrecht Judged Best In The Field

Students chose the Science and Business Management programme at Utrecht University as the best programme in the field in the yearly review 'Beste studies' by Elsevier.

Connecting The World Of Science And Business

Companies and institutions need professionals with the skills to manage and market knowledge-intensive products, as well as professionals with a solid understanding of the scientific principles underlying products and processes.

The Master's programme Science and Business Management delivered by Utrecht University offers you a unique training that will enable you to translate interesting ideas into innovative products.

Programme Objective

SBM is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or Natural Sciences, who are interested in a business career. The first year comprises a science-focused programme, in which you will receive training in a research environment within your area of expertise. 

A solid understanding of science is essential to bring science-based products to the market. In the SBM programme, you will build on your academic background in science while adding knowledge of business processes and practical skills for commercial settings.

Career Prospects

Students with an MSc in Science and Business Management will be highly qualified for research and management positions in an applied environment. Innovative companies with knowledge-intensive products are a key job market for these students. 

However, there are also opportunities for management positions in consultancy firms, government organizations, and other institutions.

Graduates of the Master’s programme in Science and Business Management are working at:

  • Consultancy firms (CapGemini, McKinsey, Boston
  • Consulting Group, PwC, Accenture, Berenschot);
  • Financial institutions (ABN AMRO, Rabobank, Kempen & Co);
  • Governments (Ministry of Economic Affairs);
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical companies (Roche, AkzoNobel, DSM, AbbVie, Johnson & Johnson);
  • Fast moving Consumer Goods companies (L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter and Gamble);
  • PhD’s at Universities.


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biotechnology And The Societal Challenge
  • Orientation On Presentation And Career
  • Financial Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Public Procurement
  • Science Based Entrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Natural sciences
  • Life sciences
  • Other relevant science programme

 Relevant knowledge, insight and skills

High overall score : GPA, average grade, grading tables) and high grades for relevant courses*

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21736 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21736 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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