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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 14350

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About Small Business and Entrepreneurship at University of Groningen

Are you interested in small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurship? Then this Master programme is for you.

**Best general MSc Business Administration in the Netherlands - HigherEducation Guide Masters 2017**

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) comprise over95% of businesses in many countries. SMEs are renowned for theirentrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial activities allow firms to remaincompetitive, and they can create economic growth and solve societalproblems.
You learn to understand the role SMEs are playing in themodern entrepreneurial economy and, more importantly, the strategicand managerial challenges small business owners and entrepreneursface. Many management programmes focus on large businesses, whereasSMEs and entrepreneurial firms have specific characteristics. You will learn about them and how small business owners andentrepreneurs can effectively manage their businesses.
You will link the specific theories on SMEs andentrepreneurship to practice by means of assignments and guestlectures. The programme has an international group of enthusiasticlecturers with research experience and contacts in the professionalfield. Besides, the relatively small group of students results in apersonal approach.

Are you interested in small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurship? Then this Master programme is for you.

**Best general MSc Business Administration in theNetherlands - HigherEducation Guide Masters 2017**

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) comprise over 95% ofbusinesses in many countries. SMEs are renowned for theirentrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial activities allow firms to remaincompetitive, and they can create economic growth and solve societalproblems.
You learn to understand the role SMEs are playing in the modernentrepreneurial economy and, more importantly, the strategic andmanagerial challenges small business owners and entrepreneurs face.Many management programmes focus on large businesses, whereas SMEsand entrepreneurial firms have specific characteristics. You willlearn about them and how small business owners and entrepreneurscan effectively manage their businesses.
You will link the specific theories on SMEs and entrepreneurship topractice by means of assignments and guest lectures. The programme has an international group of enthusiastic lecturers with researchexperience and contacts in the professional field. Besides, therelatively small group of students results in a personalapproach.

After your studies

Job prospects

As a graduate of the MSc programme Small Business &Entrepreneurship, you may find employment in positions likeall-round SME manager or SME consultant. Because all our programmesare EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only 1% ofuniversities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

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To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

As a graduate of the MSc programme Small Business &Entrepreneurship, you may find employment in positions likeall-round SME manager or SME consultant. Because all our programmesare EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only 1% ofuniversities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

FEB Careers Company
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB CareerServices

Job examples

  • 'All-round' manager in an SME
  • Entrepreneur: start your own business
  • Consultant for SMEs and entrepreneurial firms
  • Manager in large organisations (corporate entrepreneurship)
  • Manager in large organisations that deal with SMEs and entrepreneurs, such as banks, accountants,
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Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
certified competences

GMAT/GRE; for specific scores (and exemptions), see http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

grade list

A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.

language test

TOEFL internet based (IBT): 90, IELTS Academic: 6.5; for specific scores, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessEconomics, Business Administration, Econometrics and OperationsResearch, Economics and Business Economics, International Business,Technology Management.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessAdministration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics andBusiness Economics, International Business.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication/nl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based575
TOEFL internet based90

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