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Master of Science in Scaling UP (part-time)

Take your business to the next level

Our master program is developed for founders of ventures that are ready to scale an established business proposision or start-up.

Scaling up a business has its unique challenges that require a different toolset than bringing an idea to market. This is something that keeps most start-ups from being able to scale effectively after their initial success.

This program knows what your journey as start-up founder has been like, and facilitates both you personally and your business to take the next step in gaining more traction in new markets, segments and expanding your portfolio of services & products.

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2 Years
Start date
September & February
Tuition fee

Program overview


Start working on your future from day one.

Our program puts your business development first. You don’t have to wait four years to put your knowledge into practice, in our program you do it from day one. Each block consists of one module, which focuses on a specific topic. The entire curriculum follows this structure and is designed in such a way that all modules follow the process of building your business. From ideation to validation to scaling, the program covers it all. 

Between the modules, we offer incubation time. The incubator is an essential part of our program because in here, you’ll receive personal coaching and mentorship to help you apply the lessons learned during the modules immediately into YOUR OWN STARTUP.  

And as an added bonus: it fits within the framework of accreditation, which means your degree is fully accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). So even if you want to gain more experience by working at another company, your bachelor is just as competitive with all Business Administration degrees

Part time Masters are normally not possible for international student entrepreneurs. However, in combination with our startup visa program, it now is.

The Netherlands have a special “Startup Visa” that offers international students the opportunity to scale their own business in the Netherlands while they get their master’s degree.

We can assist you as you apply for this visa, so that you are able to stay in the country for the duration of the course, use this time to run your business and build the network you’ll need to establish your company in the local market. We can also help you stay in the Netherlands after the program while you remain in our incubator, until you can apply for permanent residency if desired.

For who is this Master?

Each module is created along four learning lines intertwined throughout the four-year program.

1. The Self-employed Professional
Are you aspiring to transform your freelance business into a start-up and grow it into a scaled business?

2. The Start-up Entrepreneur
Are you aspiring to scale your start-up to achieve greater impact in the future?

3. The Global Expansionist
Do you aspire to build a strong foodhold in foreign countries by expanding your business internationally?

4. The Business Successor
Do you aspire to take on the leadership role and grow new opportunities for the family business in the near future?

  • You will start to grow your business from day 1: with classes and personal guidance from our learning coaches and business coaches.
  • We cover one topic per module, and that’s all you have to focus on during those 5 weeks.
  • We are in the heart of one of the biggest start-up scenes and give our students access to leading corporates across our network.

  • We asked experienced entrepreneurs and top academics to idenitify the most important growth challenges and used these insights to develop the Master’s program.

  • We are fanatic about being relevant. This means no memory quizzes as assessments and modules timed to the students need while building their business.

  • Thanks to our partnership with The Student Hotel, we can offer a tailored distance-learning approach, enabling you to travel, learn and grow your business across Europe.


In order to be eligible for the pre-Master or Master program (full-time or part-time), applicants must hold a Bachelor (BSc) degree. You can apply with a Bachelor degree in any field of study, as our programs are open for everyone who embraces entrepreneurship. 

In addition, for the Master program, applicants must own a business that is ready to scale. The growth readiness of your business and the fit to our program will be determined by an application interview.

Full-time Master € 22.500


1st of September for a September 2022 start 
1st of February for a February 2023 start

To make an application, simply click ‘apply now’, fill in the form, upload the documents and book the admissions interview.

To support our students in their transition to a new country, Global School for Entrepreneurship arranges the visa for students who need one.

The program has two entry moments each year: February and September.

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