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1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

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MSc in Business Studies

The Master of Science in Business Studies, offered by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, is an intensive, ground-breaking one-year international master’s programme in the domain of business studies, designed for ambitious students who are eager to make a difference. You will contribute to solutions and innovations for wicked problems that organisations are facing. Wicked problems are complex interdisciplinary issues that require innovative and diverse answers for organisations that add value to both people and our planet.

The master’s programme consists of three pillars: Applied Research, Interdisciplinary Assignments and Professional Skills Development & Ethics. These three pillars are based on the view that the future business professional needs to be equipped with critical thinking skills along with analytical skills to be able to handle complex issues.
The master’s programme kicks off with an intensive week where you will meet fellow students and experience the four core disciplines of the programme: Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Business & IT. In the following weeks you will work in interdisciplinary teams on an assignment centred around one of the themes of the master’s programme. During these weeks you will receive intensive training on your research skills. Via the Networking Event at the start of the Innovation
Assignment module, you are enabled to do your research project acquisition. In the following weeks you work in interdisciplinary teams on complex issues from the professional field. This module provides a dynamic combination of co-creation with fellow-students and the professional field, academic depth provided by (guest) lectures and professorships, and an evidence-based approach with insights from different disciplinary perspectives. Both (guest) lectures from experts in the field and the Community of Learners will support you throughout the master’s programme. Your master thesis is the centrepiece of the programme. You will demonstrate that you can execute an applied research project independently in an interdisciplinary professional context. You will complete the full research cycle and prove that you can conceive and apply innovative and relevant solutions.

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Admission requirements

You can apply for this master’s programme with a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree from abroad within the field of business studies and related fields.
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Scholarships & funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

For more information, please visit the university's website.


EU students € 2,168
non-EU students € 7,900
(academic year 2021-2022)


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Career paths

As a future Interdisciplinary Business Professional, you will be a leader as well as a team player. You will be expected to take the lead in innovations and groundbreaking projects, while cooperating with team members with an entirely different background and point of view. During this master’s programme, you will carry out individual and collective assignments, working independently and with a team of fellow-students, lecturer-researchers, professors and the professional field. This is how you will develop your personal and professional skills to become the creative intrapreneur organisations and companies need and demand. Our alumni are working in a wide range of fields in various positions, ranging from product/sales manager and consultant (for example in events or marketing strategy), to marketing, communications and research.

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

If you choose to study at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, you will be joining a learning community where we bring education, applied research and the professional field together. And on top of that, you will be living in Groningen, known as...

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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