Science Based Business
The minor 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 and Research Based Business minor, please visit our SBB website.
The programme for the SBB 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 below.
The SBB Minor is a full-time programme spread out over six months from September 2019 till January 2020:
The Management courses start on Monday September 2nd, 2019. The courses last for 10 weeks and finish on November 7th, 2019.
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship courses start on Monday November 11th, 2019. The courses last for 7 weeks and finish on December 23rd, 2019.
The retakes are scheduled in January 2020 (week 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 SBB minor is open to all third-year Bachelor students who successfully completed their first year of studies 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 90 students. Participants will be selected on a first-come first-serve basis.
Students from Leiden University can apply in the period of May 1st till August 1st.
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. Thus, EUR and TUD students can apply in the period of May 1st till May 31st.
ALL students need to apply for the minor by filling out the SBB registration form.
Students from Leiden University also need to register for the minor via uSis. Click here for general instructions.
Registration in uSis starts on May 1st, 2019 from 13:00h.
The corresponding class number can be found in the tabs below. 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 SBB minor will not be placed.
EUR and TUD students need to fill out the university application form.
Students from other universities are asked to contact the SBB coordinator via email@example.com 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 registered via the SBB registration form and have succesfully enrolled for the minor in uSis, will receive an e-mail from SBB in May that confirms their registration. Students will then need to reply to this e-mail in time to confirm their placement. Only after that students can participate in the minor. Students that are put on the waiting list in uSis will receive more information from SBB about their status in June. 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.