Cyber, Education Market, ICT, Innovation
Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
3360 hrs
2 years
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In Science, Management and Innovation (SMI) you will gain expertise in societal challenges, work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and learn the ability to speak the language of policy and business.


Something for you?

  • Acquire scientific knowledge in your own field and widen your scope in learning about management, innovation, policy, and entrepreneurship.
  • Apply knowledge to real-world businesses or policy problems.
  • Study with students from various disciplines and backgrounds.
  • Gain working experience outside of academia.
  • Choose one of the following tracks within the specialisation programme: Health, Climate & EnergyGreen Industries & IT, or Biodiversity.

What will you learn

The Science, Management and Innovation Master’s specialisation allows you to apply your science background to a societal theme and enables you to make a difference in your future field of work. You graduate in your original Master’s discipline but are also taught how innovation is managed in companies, how policy is made in government, and discuss several approaches to today’s societal challenges. You will improve your ability to cooperate with actors from other disciplines. This combination of science, policy and business, and the capability to work in multi-disciplinary teams is in high demand, not only in companies but also in non-profit organisations and the public sector. You will create a unique profile with your disciplinary background and combine this with one of the focus track areas related to the sustainable development goals. These are Health, Climate & Energy, Green Industries & IT, or Biodiversity.


Future career opportunities

Students who have done Science, Management and Innovation end up in a number of different positions. The specialisation is a good preparation for becoming a policy officer in a government ministry, an R&D manager or sales manager in a company or project manager in organisations such as TNO or ECN. Skills that you acquire also could prepare you for a career in consultancy companies, such as Accenture or McKinsey. There are also several students with this specialisation who have become an entrepreneur and started their own company.



During your research project, you will work on a real-world research problem in one of the four themes. The project can be done at a company, in a governmental organisation or department, at the strategy department of a research lab or in a non-governmental organisation. There are also positions available at Radboud University. In your research project, you will apply what you have learned in your courses in the real world.