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About

If you are energised by the dynamic possibilities of the rapidly-evolving new world of business, the Business Development and Entrepreneurship programme at Utrecht University gives you the practical abilities, networks, and strong academic foundations you need.

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Overview

The Business Development and Entrepreneurship  programme at Utrecht University  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.

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;
  • Competences for organising 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

In the past three decades, most large corporations have been shrinking. Many of them have outsourced a substantial part of their employment to other countries, often outside of Europe. 

Strong employment numbers in developed economies come largely from new, fast growing companies with an agile and entrepreneurial approach. These companies demand different skills, knowledge and mindsets from their employees than in the old hierarchical environment of business. 

And increasingly ambitious, young professionals are self-employed, launching their own entrepreneurial businesses.

Positions by graduates of this programme could include:

  • Entrepreneur, often in a team.
  • Business Developer, often within a fast growing corporation or business unit, but possibly also in the public-private context of incubators.
  • Marketeer,  often focused on the launch of new products and services (with research skills  for this purpose).
  • Venture Finance Analyst, as the review of business plans within financial corporations grows more important each day.

Accreditation

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Empirical Economics 
  • Intrapreneurship 
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing 
  • Strategy and Innovation 
  • Frontiers and Entrepreneurship
  • Data-driven Entrepreneurship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
93
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BSc of a research university in Economics or Economics and Business Economics preferably with some degree of specialisation in Business Development and Entrepreneurship. The International Office assesses all international credentials according to the credential evaluation criteria of the Nuffic (the Netherlands Organisation for international cooperation in Higher Education), and advises the Admissions Committee on this subject; and
  • A good command of English.
  • You must have solid and demonstrable knowledge in the following fields: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Corporate Finance and Econometrics or Advanced Statistics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17280 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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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