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, micro- or nanobiology, clinical technology, nursing, pharmacology, genetics, biomedicine, or related disciplines? From 2022, you can enroll in this one-year master programme as an important stepping stone towards your career in medical business and innovation.

  • 32% international students in programme
  • 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

What you will learn

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

Programme highlights

  • 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.

More about the programme

Life science students without business credits:

Less than 30 seats in our 2021-2022 online minor Business Management left - enrol before 15 August

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.

The complete admissions requirements are listed in the Admissions section of the website and will be finalized by the 1st of October, which is when the application for the master will start. 

If you have a university bachelor but no previous knowledge in business administration, you can take the new online minor programme in business management (15EC) in academic year 2021-2022 to obtain the necessary foundation knowledge. If you are currently in the second year of your bachelor studies, you should enrol in this minor. This way you will be eligible to apply for the master programme in 2022. To learn more about the minor programme, please visit Completion of this minor does not guarantee admission to the Medical Business & Innovation programme. Only applicants who meet the minimum admissions requirements, will be admitted.

Applicants who have a degree from a University of Applied Sciences (applicable for Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands (HBO), Sweden and Switzerland) must first complete a pre-master year before they are eligible for admission to the master. If your bachelor does not contain business administration, you will also need to participate in the online minor programme in business management (see above). NOTE: Completion of this minor does not guarantee admission to the Medical Business & Innovation programme. Only applicants who meet the minimum admissions requirements, will be admitted.


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 Amir Omidvari Abarghouei, academic director of the MSc Medical Business and Innovation, via or Dr Stefano Tasselli, academic director of RSM’s MSc Management of Innovation, via

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