Astronomy: Astronomy and Science Based Business, 2016-2017

Structure of the Programme

The specialisation Astronomy and Science Based Business (SBB) offers students the possibility to combine the Astronomy curriculum with training in management, business and entrepreneurship. Students are encouraged to enhance their skills and competencies for pursuing entrepreneurial business opportunities created in science and research. The 2-year programme consists of an Astronomy component to be followed in the first year, and a Science Based Business (SBB) or Research Based Business (RBB) component, to be followed in the second year.

Programme first year (60 EC)

Level EC
Courses
Astronomy Core Courses, at least 500 12
Astronomy Courses of any type 400-500 6-12
Non-Astronomy Courses 400-500 6-12
Research Project
Master's Research Project in Astronomy 600 30

Programme second year: Management Track (60 EC)

Within the SBB/RBB component in the second year, students can choose between the Management Track and the New Technology Venture Track (see below).

Level EC
Courses
Management Fundamentals 400 15
Electives
Astronomy or SBB/RBB Courses 400-500 9-20
Business Elective 400-600 3-15
Business Essay 500 3-7
Internship
Management Internship 600 25-36

Programme second year: New Technology Ventures Track (60 EC)

Within the SBB/RBB component in the second year, students can choose between the Management Track (see above) and the New Technology Venture Track.

Level EC
Courses
NTV1: Entrepreneurial Opportunities 400 5
NTV2: The Entrepreneurial Process 400 5
NTV3: Business Planning 400 5
Electives
Astronomy or SBB/RBB Courses 400-500 9-20
Business Elective 400-600 3-15
Business Essay 500 3-7
Assignment
New Technology Ventures 600 25-36

Master Study Plan

At the start of the Master’s programme, students are required to draw up the Master Study Plan: a complete list of planned courses and projects for two subsequent academic years in consultation with the Study Advisor Astronomy. To select courses, students need to consult the course list for academic year 2016-2017 (see below), and/or the course list for academic year 2017-2018 (available in Spring 2017).

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Courses 2016-2017

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