M.Sc. On Campus

Business Development and Entrepreneurship

Utrecht University

12 months
17500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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

Positions by graduates of this Business Development and Entrepreneurship programme at Utrecht University 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.


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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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 Admissions 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

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  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 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.


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