Master's Management in Life Sciences

The master's specialisation Management in Life Sciences is intended to bridge the gap between the world of management, innovation and entrepreneurship on the one hand and the world of science and technology on the other. The focus of this specialisation is on the interaction of technical and managerial knowledge in the agri-business. This specialisation is especially designed for students with a predominant technological background.

Introduction to Management in Life Sciences

Is it possible to bridge the gap between management and entrepreneurship and between science and technology? It seems unlikely, yet this specialisation allows you to bundle your knowledge in order to expand your expertise thereby broadening your future career options. The interaction of people with technological and managerial backgrounds in the (agri-food) business is what you will get acquainted with. Examples of this are complex processes like product innovation, market development, and innovation to support the supply of goods. A technological bachelor's background is essential for you to follow this specialisation. Think for example about a bachelor's in plant and animal sciences, food sciences, technology or electronics. All you need to bring along is your desire to continue in management studies and combine this with technological and social science.

Specialising in Management in Life Sciences entails writing a thesis related to:

  • (Agricultural) Business Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Business Management & Organisation
  • Marketing & Consumer Behaviour
  • Operational Research & Logistics


For timetables, courses and course content of the specialisation Management in Life Sciences and the common part of the master's programme you can read the Study Handbook.

Career Prospects

Graduates with a Management in Life Sciences specialisation have prospects as managers or consultants in business, especially in the biotechnology industry, the health sector and in product development and innovation, or as university instructors or researchers. Visit future career for the stories and career paths of Alumni.