Science, Business, and Innovation (previous name Science Based Business)
The minor Science, Business, and Innovation (previous name Science Based Business) will provide you with knowledge and skills in the area of management and entrepreneurship. There is an increasing demand for employees with a science background, who are also versed in the basics of business administration. This is not only the case among R&D-intensive companies, but also among consultancies, banks and public sector organizations. Next to training you in the use of the ‘managerial’ and ‘entrepreneurial’ toolbox, this minor can also help you in your decision on the type of master degree and career you want to pursue after you have graduated as a BSc. Upon finishing this minor, you will have developed:
basic knowledge of business administration with a focus on issues in technology-driven companies;
insight into the relationships between science and business;
a better appreciation of career prospects for scientists in business;
skills in applying concepts and theories from strategy, marketing, finance and technology & operations management.
The minor emphasises interactive teaching that connects with management practice. This means opportunities for students to learn through real-life business case discussions and guest speakers.
For testimonials of students who followed the Science Based Business minor, please visit our SBB website.
The programme for the SBI minor consists of basic courses in management, entrepreneurship & innovation. Students can choose to follow the full minor of 30 EC or a half minor of 15 EC (either the 'Management courses' or the 'Innovation & Entrepreneurship courses'). For more information, see the tabs.
The SBI Minor is a full-time programme spread out over six months from September 2023 till January 2024.
The schedule is available in June 2023. Please check MyTimeTable.
The retakes are scheduled in January 2024 (week 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).
(*Note: the timetable for the courses might still be subject to changes.)
Please be advised this minor is full-time and class attendance is mandatory.
The minor is taught in English.
Number of participants
The minor has a m maximum capacity of 95 participants.
The SBI minor is open to all third-year Bachelor students from the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam (with or without a background in science). There are also limited places available for (international) students from other universities.
This minor is not open to students from universities of applied sciences.
This minor has a maximum capacity of 95 students. Participants will be selected on a first come first-serve basis, and if they have done all steps that are required for this minor.
Students can apply in the period of May 8, 13.00hrs till - May 31 2023.
As part of the agreement between the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam, one-third of the places in this minor will be reserved for EUR and TUD students in May.
- Students from Leiden University need to register for the minor via EduXchange: https://www.student.universiteitleiden.nl/studie-en-studeren/studie/onderwijsinformatie/minoren/wiskunde-en-natuurwetenschappen/biologie-bsc?cf=wiskunde-en-natuurwetenschappen&cd=biologie-bsc#tab-1 .
For more information: https://www.student.universiteitleiden.nl/studie-en-studeren/studie/onderwijsinformatie/minoren/
Registration starts on May 8, 2023 from 13:00h.
Important note: students can only enroll for either the full minor or one of the half minors. Students that enroll for multiple class numbers of the SBI minor will not be placed.
EUR and TUD students also need to register for the minor via EduXchange.
Students from other universities are asked to contact the SBI coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org to check if there are still places available. After confirmation, these external students need to register as a guest student at Leiden University, see more information here.
Students from Leiden University that have succesfully enrolled for the minor, will receive an e-mail May that confirms their registration. Students who don't want their placement need to reply as soon as possible. If places become available they will be given to the students highest on the waiting list.
Students that are placed in the minor will receive more details about the programme in August.