The business specialisation offers the opportunity to combine training in chemistry research with education in business and entrepreneurship. It enables science students to understand the fundamentals of business management and innovation. The emphasis is on science-driven organisations and on establishing new business based on the outcomes of scientiﬁc research. The BS programme is geared towards pursuing future career opportunities, both in academia and in industry. About 40% of the former BS-students have gone on to do a PhD, where most of the others found employment in industry as consultant or in a managerial position.
The programme consists of 30 EC research training project, 6 EC academic skills, 24 EC core courses, 20 EC electives and 40 EC specialisation-specific components. The specialisation is open to students from master's programmes from the Faculty of Science and the master's programme in Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine (LUMC).
Students who opt for the Business Studies specialisation can choose between two different tracks.