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    Are you interested in small and medium-sized enterprises? Do you want to know what drives entrepreneurs? Are you thinking about becoming an entrepreneur yourself? Then this specialization is for you.

    The compulsory course units in this programme will provide you with a broad overview of managerial issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Most management courses and textbooks focus on large businesses. This Master's degree programme highlights the specifics of SMEs, which constitute more than 95% of the business community.

    The MSc Business Administration - specialization Small Business Management focuses on the internal organization of a business. Small Business Economics addresses the external positioning, while New Ventures and Entrepreneurship deals with starting businesses.

    Job perspectives
    As a graduate of the programme Small Business and Entrepreneurship, you may find employment in positions like all-round SME manager or SME consultant. You could also work for a large organization, selling services to SMEs (for example banks and accountancy offices). Becoming an independent entrepreneur is of course also one of the possibilities.

    Programme
    * 1 year The specific organizational characteristics of smaller firms are addressed, basically all subdisciplines of management and organization. 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 specialize in fields like strategy, marketing and management of technology. Furthermore, a part of the programme is devoted to writing a thesis including doing research.



    Programme schedule
    Courses

    * Business Diagnosis and Design (5 EC)

    * Small Business Management (5 EC)

    * Strategic Analysis for Small Business (5 EC)

    * Research & Skills for MSc BA (5 EC)

    * Master's Thesis BA SB&E (20 EC)

    * New Ventures & Entrepreneurship (5 EC)

    * Small Business Economics & Policy (5 EC)

    * Elective(s) MSc BA SB&E (10 EC)

    Study abroad

    * Study abroad is optional


    program_requirements

    Dutch studentsTo be eligible for admission to this Master, you need one of the following diplomas of the RUG: Business Administration,Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management or a completed Pre-MSc BA SB&E programme and sufficient command of English.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. This evaluation is carried out by the Admissions Officer and the Admissions Board.International studentsYou need a GMAT or GRE in order to enter a Master of Science programme at the Faculty of Economics and Business.GMAT score: * 600 or higher: you will be automatically accepted, provided you meet all other requirements * 500 or higher: the final decision will be taken by the Board of AdmissionsGRE score:Or you need to submit a positive GRE-exam result.Exemptions:Please check exemption regulations for a GMAT/GRE test.To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need one of the following diplomas of the RUG: Business Administration,Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management or a completed Pre-MSc BA SB&E programme and sufficient command of English.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. This evaluation is carried out by the Admissions Officer and the Admissions Board.Pre-Master programmes / FEBPre-Master programmes are designed for students who need to meet the requirements for entry into our Master of Science programmes. Once you have successfully completed this the Pre-Master, you can enrol in the corresponding Master's programme. Application deadline for pre-Master programme is 1 July. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92

    Funding opportunities
    Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

    Accreditation

    NVAO (nl) until December 31, 2018

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