Master's Thesis in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleMAN-MTHMIE
Credits (ECTS)18
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Nijmegen School of Management; Master Business Administration;
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dr. V. Blazevic
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A.M. Buiter
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dr. C. Essers
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dr. P.J. Franco
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prof. dr. B. Hillebrand
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Academic year2022
FM-JAAR  (05/09/2022 to 04/09/2023)
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Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-

Cognitive skills: creating and applying knowledge by means of interpreting theories relating to innovation and entrepreneurship, and applying these skills to the empirical findings collected within your Master’s thesis project.
Professional academic skills: using scientific research skills critically and independently.
Communicative skills: expressing, verbally and in writing, the background, design, results and implications of the thesis research.


A Master's thesis consists of an academic paper of about 40 to 50 pages. The topic of your thesis must be related to the research of the staff members of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship team. The Master's thesis is an individual academic research project. While conducting your research and writing your thesis, you will be supervised and coached by a member of the staff with thorough expertise in the field of your study. The Master's thesis research is not an internship; you are expected to conduct a research project according to academic standards. It is possible to involve businesses in the research in any way conceivable as long as these activities are intended to contribute to the development of your thesis. The thesis is finalised with an oral defence, during which students defend their work. The Master's Thesis Guide provides you with all needed information and guides you through the process.
The thesis should be viewed as the icing on the cake of the Master’s specialisation Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It will test your competencies in critical and analytical thinking on innovation and entrepreneurial issues. Therefore, writing a thesis is not filling out a pre-defined template. Instead, it is a demonstration of your understanding of the idea that innovation and entrepreneurship are about something that goes beyond a routine application of a variety of tools and methods. The application of tools, theories and concepts should be based on a deliberate decision with regard to their validity and usefulness in a given situation. A thesis written from this perspective will demonstrate not only that you have mastered the required body of knowledge, but also that you understand how and when to put it to use.


Presumed foreknowledge
Enroled in the Master's specialisation Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Test information

Ma 1

Instructional modes


individual research projectmeetings with supervisor scheduled at regular intervals

Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock FM-JAAR

Master Buddy Program
Test weight0
Test typeMedical traineeship
OpportunitiesBlock FM-JAAR