The purpose of the Science & Research-Based Business minor is to form an opinion on and prepare for a career in industry and to enhance competencies with a view to pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities later in your research career.
Our economy is in need of people who can forge links between science and the market for new, innovative products. Not only science-driven companies, also consultancies, banks and the government are keen to recruit people who combine general scientific skills with commercial insight.
In this minor you will acquire knowledge and skills of management, business and entrepreneurship in both established and start-up companies with emphasis on business in Science & Technology driven industries. These competencies suit any career, both in business and academia.
The S&RBB minor can give you a better idea of the options open to you by helping you develop the following:
insight into the relationship between science, research and business,
insight into career prospects in science based business,
basic knowledge on the commercial aspects of science and research-based business,
skills in crystalizing science-based business activities into marketing and project plans,
skills in identifying, assessing and developing business opportunities arising from scientific research, and drawing up a business plan for operations.
The Faculty of Science organizes the S&RBB minor in collaboration with the Leiden Centre for Business Studies.
PLEASE NOTE: the S&RBB minor is taught in English.
Description of the programme
The programme for this minor comprises two full-time courses:
Choose the button Courses at the top of this page for the course content.
How to enroll
If you are registered in (a part of ) the S&RBB minor via USIS, please let us know by filling out the registration form.
This will help us prepare for the course.
Total number of ects credits for the S&RBB minor: 30
The entire S&RBB Minor is a full-time programme spread out over six months:
Science-Based Business Fundamentals, Bachelor Edition, which starts on Monday September 5 2011. The course lasts for 10 weeks and finishes on November 11 2011
Principles of Research-Based Business, which starts on Monday November 14 2011. The course lasts for 10 weeks and finishes on January 27, 2012.
At request Principles of Research Based Business can be followed as a part-time course until May 2011.
Participants of the S&RBB minor can view the full schedule on Blackboard at the end of August.
S&RBB minor also applicable for non-Science students
The S&RBB minor is open to all 3rd year Bachelor students who are in science or have an affinity with Science & Technology. Students with no science background will not only learn about business, they will also get a general idea how science can be a source for business. This will be useful for example, if you are a Law student who is interested in working in or for the Biotech or pharmaceutical industry, or a Psychology student with an interest in HRM or a Humanities student with an interest in Corporate Communication in science based business.
The S&RBB Minor as a preparation for SBB in your Master Specialisation
The layout and content of the two courses contained in the S&RBB minor are similar to the corresponding courses in the MSc specialisation SBB. If you do (part of) this minor, you will be granted exemption from this part during your master’s degree course. This means that you will be able to study other subjects more closely or do a longer work placement during your Master Specialisation. We will examine each individual student’s plans for the future and outline the most suitable SBB procedure on the basis of this.
If you have any quistions about the programme or SBB in general, please contact us by email or phone: