Career prospects

In the past three decades, most large corporations have been shrinking. Many of them have outsourced a substantial part of their employment to other countries, often outside of Europe. Strong employment numbers in developed economies come largely from new, fast growing companies with an agile and entrepreneurial approach. These companies demand different skills, knowledge and mindsets from their employees than in the old hierarchical environment of business. And increasingly ambitious, young professionals are self-employed, launching their own entrepreneurial businesses.

Positions by graduates of this programme include:

  • Entrepreneur, often in a team.
  • Business Developer, often within a fast growing corporation or business unit, but possibly also in the public-private context of incubators.
  • Marketeer,  often focused on the launch of new products and services (with research skills  for this purpose).
  • Venture Finance Analyst, as the review of business plans within financial corporations grows more important each day.

Career Development

As a graduate of this Master’s your focus is on the interaction between innovation, entrepreneurship, and the development of (new) business. You have a clear understanding of the importance of fostering new ventures in creating new markets and new value for organisations, individuals and society. Your broad training in the economic, financial, analytical and strategic aspects of business development, combined with your excellent professional, social and communication skills enable you to flexibly adjust to and effectively operate in any new working environment in many different fields and organisations. You’re comfortable working in multidisciplinary teams which is a career asset - in the real world most projects are performed in multidisciplinary teams, so you have strongly benefited from the multidisciplinary approach taken in this Master’s programme. You are practically oriented, but you draw on a firm basis in the theory of economics and business in order to deliver excellent results for your organisation. The study association ECU'92 organises regular career events, where you have a chance to speak with potential employers.

Alumni stories

Curious about the jobs our alumni got? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates.

UU Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students. Furthermore, the alumni network supports graduates with workshops and meet-ups after graduation to expand networks and skills.

UU Careers Day

Once a year, Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, have your resume assessed, and meet recruiters.