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Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Programma

  • 1 jaar

    The specific organisational characteristics of smaller firms are addressed, basically all subdisciplines of management and organisation. Also questions such as 'what is entrepreneurship?', 'am I suitable to be an entrepreneur?' and issues of consultancy are addressed. These are topics in compulsory courses. With electives you specialise in fields like strategy, marketing and management of technology. Furthermore, a part of the programme is devoted to writing a thesis including doing research.

    The specific organisational characteristics of smaller firms are addressed, basically all subdisciplines of management and organisation. Also questions such as 'what is entrepreneurship?', 'am I suitable to be an entrepreneur?' and issues of consultancy are addressed. These are topics in compulsory courses. With electives you specialise in fields like strategy, marketing and management of technology. Furthermore, a part of the programme is devoted to writing a thesis including doing research.

Programma-opties

  • Energy Focus Area (specialisatie)

    Focus your MSc on Energy and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Energy Focus Area-

    1) complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on an energy topic

  • Healthcare Management Focus Area (specialisatie)

    Focus your MSc on Healthcare Management and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Healthcare Management Focus Area-

    1) complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on a healthcare management topic

  • Health Economics Focus Area (specialisatie)

    Focus your MSc on Health Economics and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Healthcare Management Focus Area-

    1) complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on a healthcare management topic

  • Master Internship (specialisatie)

    Opportunity for an internship between February and June. You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the first semester of your next study year.

Opbouw programma

Vak
Business Diagnosis and Design (5 EC)
Elective(s) MSc BA SB&E (10 EC)
Master's Thesis BA SB&E (20 EC)
New Ventures & Entrepreneurship (5 EC)
Research & Skills for MSc BA (5 EC)
Small Business Economics & Policy (5 EC)
Small Business Management (5 EC)
Strategic Analysis for Small Business (5 EC)

The programme addresses the specific organisational characteristics of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on basically all subdisciplines of management and organisation. Also, it provides insight into entrepreneurial processes in a variety of business contexts. These are topics in compulsory courses. With electives you specialise in fields like strategy, marketing or management of technology. Furthermore, a part of the programme is devoted to writing a thesis including doing research.

The programme addresses the specific organisational characteristics of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on basically all subdisciplines of management and organisation. Also, it provides insight into entrepreneurial processes in a variety of business contexts. These are topics in compulsory courses. With electives you specialise in fields like strategy, marketing or management of technology. Furthermore, a part of the programme is devoted to writing a thesis including doing research.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
Waarom in Groningen?

More than 95% of the business community consists of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Yet most management programmes focus on large businesses. In the MSc SB&E you learn more about management of SMEs, about the entrepreneurial economy and the challenges entrepreneurs are facing. Besides, it is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

More than 95% of the business community consists of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Yet most management programmes focus on large businesses. In the MSc SB&E you learn more about management of SMEs, about the entrepreneurial economy and the challenges entrepreneurs are facing. Besides, it is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

  • Testimonial van Tjeerd Manussen

    'Thinking about starting my own business'

    The nice thing about the programme is that it has a very practical orientation. There is a strong focus on concrete aspects such as legislation, entry barriers and issues of succession, for example in family businesses.

    " I heard about the Master's degree in SB&E at a RUG information meeting and I was immediately enthusiastic, partly because I have been interested in entrepreneurship for a long time and I am thinking about starting my own business. The nice thing about the Master's degree programme in SB&E is that it has a very practical orientation. There is a strong focus on concrete aspects such as legislation, entry barriers and issues of succession, for example in family businesses, and students are assessed very critically on the characteristics that an entrepreneur should have, according to the literature, such as determination, being prepared to take risks and having pluck. I am currently doing an internship at AM Energy, the 'sustainable development department' of the property developer AM, where I am investigating the possibilities for exploiting sustainable energy in the Netherlands. I am very interested in the world of real estate. It's a market with relatively few big players and a good few smaller ones, there's lots of money involved and the output is visible. I think I will end up in this market after I graduate. Many students of Economics and Business want to work for multinationals, but I am more interested in SMEs. After I graduate I will first travel around Australia and New Zealand for about a year and then find a job. I would advise new Master's students not to underestimate the first six months. It's a busy time. There are no shortcuts and it's hard work, but it's definitely worth it!"

    Sluiten
    – Tjeerd Manussen
  • Testimonial van Jordy Oosterveld

    – Jordy Oosterveld
  • Testimonial van Kim Seyfert

    – Kim Seyfert
  • Opleidingsvideo

    – Opleidingsvideo
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