Year 1 Science and Business Management

Introducing Life Sciences

This compulsory course is given in the first week of September for all Master's students. More information about ILS is available in the study guide.

Navigation Towards Personal Excellence

Navigation Towards Personal Excellence (NTPE) expands on the information about profiles, valorisation, and experiences of alumni during ILS with 3 workshops and reflection days within your own Master’s programme. More information can be found on the study guide.

Life Sciences Seminars

Every month a seminar is organised by a different Master's programme. For more information about the LS seminars, please visit the study guide.

The ILS, NTPE and LS seminars are part of the Life Sciences Academy, which is 1.5 credits in total.

Note: Students, whom started their Master’s before September 2018, are enrolled in the courses Introducing Life Sciences (BMB509713) and Life Sciences seminars (BMB509214 or GSLS-SEMIN). Together with Introducing Life Sciences, the Life Sciences seminars are 1.5 credits in total. More information is available in the study guide.

Theoretical course

Next to your research internship you need to do a scientific theoretical course of 5 EC. 

SBM course: Orientation on Presentation and Career

Osiris code: B-MSBIRME   2.5 EC

In this course SBM students learn to present their research work to a broad audience. Each students presents their work of the reserach internship two times. During these sessions, feedback is received from fellow students in the group. In addition, an online module about public science communication is followed. Students learn presentation techniques from this module (i.e. how do you adjust your presentation to the audience.) Students need to interview an expert in the (business) field of interest, preferably in line with their research project.


Year 2

In the first semester of your second year you start with a compulsory and integrated set of Fundamentals of Business and Economics (FBE) course. This will be an intensive semester with lots of new content and skills with compulsory attendance; it is advised not to follow other courses next to these.

These programme specific courses include:

  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management and Innovation
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Business Research and Analytics

You will be contacted in advance for enrollment into FBE.  You do not have to register for each course yourself.

Check here for more information on the courses.