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Business Development and Entrepreneurship

Universiteit Utrecht

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This English-taught Master's programme provides the analytical tools and skills for new business development in established and new organizations.

The Master's of Business Development and Entrepreneurship provides the analytical tools and skills for new business development in established and new organizations. The programme provides both the scientific knowledge and the practical skills needed for the identification and exploitation of new opportunities, while creating new value and well-being for all stakeholders. The focus is on venture development, as well as on entrepreneurial marketing using co-creation with customers and design thinking. In addition, there is strong emphasis on obtaining and managing (venture) capital.
The MSc in Business Development and Entrepreneurship trains you to become an expert in creating an environment in which new ventures can take hold and flourish. This expertise is highly sought after in business development functions in large corporations.

“In this Master's programme you get the knowledge and skills to create an environment that empowers the greatest entrepreneurial talent to thrive inside organizations, regions and countries” - Prof. dr. Erik Stam


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 10512 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 15575 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

1st year

Please have a look at the website of Business Development and Entrepreneurship for the most up to date study schedule.


* Focus on high impact new ventures
You will acquire new knowledge on high impact new ventures by working with a combination of theory and case studies, as well as working with real-world data obtained from different companies and markets.

* Experience the advantages of a multidisciplinary approach
New business development is a process that requires insights from multiple disciplines – you can't think 'out of the box' if you are focused on just one discipline.

* Focus on entrepreneurship in education
U.S.E. and the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship have become key players in the creation and provision of courses in the domain of business development and entrepreneurship.

* Have a strong connection with science (Beta, Geo and Medicine Faculties)
The programme on Business Development and Entrepreneurship explicitly analyses how scientific knowledge can be turned into useful applications in business and society, and how entrepreneurship is instrumental in dealing with sustainability challenges.

* Be part of a small and international community
The mix of students and lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad gives the programme a unique international environment.


Each semester is divided into two periods. The academic year consists of eight courses worth 5 EC each, two courses worth 2.5 EC and a ‬Master's thesis worth 15 EC. There is a short break over the Winter holidays.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60