Degree: MSc Management of Innovation
Format: Full-time
Credits: 60
Duration: 12 months
Start: September 2022

  • Specifically designed for life-science graduates
  • Collaboration between two highly-ranked EUR schools
  • Examples of your future job title: R&D manager, product manager, medical entrepreneur

MSc Medical Business and Innovation

Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate from a bachelor programme in healthcare or life sciences, such as medicine, nanobiology, clinical technology, nursing, pharmacology, or biomedicine? From 2022, you can enrol in this one-year master programme as an important stepping stone towards your career in medical business and innovation.

Don’t panic if you haven’t had any business courses as part of your current bachelor, or even if you have a related Dutch hbo – there’s enough time to work on this in the academic year 2021-2022. Just sign up for the business minor before 31 May 2021 or the premaster before 15 May 2021! Read all your options below.


Here’s what you need – prepare now!

There are several routes to be able to join the MSc in Medical Business and Innovation programme, depending on your academic background. If you have the following, then you’re set to apply:

  • a research university bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 7.0 on the Dutch grading scale – from a healthcare or life science programme, such as medicine, nanobiology, pharmacology, or biomedicine
  • completed 15 EC in business administration courses
  • proof of English language proficiency at CEFR level C1.


No business background? Complete this minor!

If you have a university bachelor but don’t have this business background, you can enrol in the new 15-EC online minor programme in business management in academic year 2021-2022 to obtain the necessary foundation knowledge. Interested second-year bachelor students should enrol in this minor before 31 May 2021 so they are eligible to enter the master programme in 2022. To learn more about the minor programme, you can contact Dr Birgul Arslan via


A premaster for hbo-graduates

If you have a Dutch hbo-degree in the field (such as nursing), you additionally need:

  • a bachelor GPA of 7.5 on average
  • to follow a premaster to qualify for admission.

The application deadline for the 2021-2022 premaster is 15 May 2021.


The MSc programme – starts in September 2022

The medical and pharmaceutical worlds are transforming substantially. You can be part of this transformation by leading organisations and teams to address emerging challenges in the medical sector, such as demographic fluxes, the aging population and the EU’s geopolitical evolution.  

This sector provides exceptional opportunities for development and innovation – you just need to know how to lead this successfully. Seizing these opportunities requires a new generation of science professionals like you with unique skill sets, to benefit both society and patients.

In this MSc, you will learn:

  • the factors that lead to the new, disruptive business models that will reshape the global healthcare system
  • strategy and organisation
  • how to generate and manage ideas
  • how to manage innovation projects and teams
  • the role of intellectual property, with specific application to the medical industry.


Your career

Are you ready to accelerate technological advances and development towards personalised precision medicine? This one-year programme is an important steppingstone to pursue your career in the growing sector of medical business and innovation. After the master programme, you will be ready for various career options, for example as product manager in a life science or medical technology company, medical entrepreneur, R&D manager in the healthcare industry, technology transfer manager, laboratory manager, or medical industry consultant.



  • Shared knowledge: learn from the combined expertise of renowned international academics from RSM and the Erasmus Medical Centre.
  • Highly ranked curriculum: this master is founded on the curriculum of RSM’s successful MSc Management of Innovation, but tailored to the innovation needs of companies and start-ups in medical technology, pharmacology, and life sciences.
  • Multifaceted and specialised: acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage innovation in the life sciences, from initial idea development to its commercialisation.
  • International programme: taught in English to prepare you for collaborating in this international sector.




Many elements in the programme will be based on RSM’s MSc Management of Innovation, which ranks first in the world’s top 10 master programmes dedicated to innovation management, according to the prominent online learning platform


The MSc Medical Business and Innovation programme will have its first intake in September 2022; application deadline for the master will be 15 May 2022.

For more information, please contact Dr Pier G. Mastroberardino, academic director of the MSc Medical Business and Innovation, via or Dr Stefano Tasselli, academic director of RSM’s MSc Management of Innovation, via