Master of science
In scaling up


Master of science
In scaling up


Amsterdam (and online)

Start date

May 2022




1 year


€ 14.200 (per year)

Fully accredited

Internationally accredited Master of Science degree in Scaling Up.

Don’t have a start-up or do you not meet the criteria to join the master yet?

When an applicant does not have a business yet, they are invited to join our pre-master program during which they will develop their business idea into a ready-to-scale business within 12 months. The pre-master program covers both the essential core courses of Global School for Entrepreneurship’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) program and a selection of the BSc program’s curriculum that fits with the applicants’ current situation of the (social) business initiative.

The goal of the pre-master program is to get the student (and their (social) business initiative) up to speed with regards to the development of their knowledge, skills, and attitude to be ready to start the MSc in Scaling up program.

The pre-master program consists of a combination of standard modules and a tailored selection of supporting modules. The standard modules are:

Value Creation

7 European Credits

Lean startup

7 European Credits

Business modeling

7 European Credits

Alternative Finance

7 European Credits

Future Proofing

7 European Credits


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the self-employed professional

Are you aspiring to transform your freelance business into a start-up and grow it into a scaled business?

the start-up entrepreneur 

Are you aspiring to scale your start-up to achieve greater impact in the future?

the Global

Do you aspire to build a strong foodhold in foreign countries by expanding your business internationally?

the Business

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

CUTTing-edge curriculum

The modules follow the stages of STARTING a business. We aim to maximize the relevance of our classes by ensuring that the content we offer and the timing are aligned with your growth needs.

This program of 42 European Credits is complemented where necessary with a selection of other courses of the BSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation program fitting to the applicants’ current situation and (social) business initiative. For example, if the applicant is involved in a (social) business initiative that is based on being a platform, the pre-master program could also include the module ‘Disrupting the Market’ (7 ECTS) during which students get introduced to the different business models that make use of a platform strategy.

Alternatively, this approach also allows Global School for Entrepreneurship to support its pre-master students with developing core skills, knowledge, and attitudes that were deemed to be underdeveloped for the MSc in Scaling Up program. For instance, in cases where an applicant has no experience in developing and executing marketing strategies, the pre-master program could include modules such as ‘Design thinking & Marketing Campaigns’ into that applicant’s tailored pre-master program.

In summary, the pre-master program is a combination of mandatory courses that are complemented with context-specific courses that will allow for students to further develop and ultimately meet the minimum required level of skills, knowledge, and attitude, as well as to further develop their (social) business initiative so it is ready to scale before starting the MSc in Scaling Up program.

Our other master programs for scaling entrepreneurs

PART-time Master Program

Part-time master program

The part-time Master is designed to serve (international) professionals who:

  • have co-founders that enable them to combine scaling and the running of a business while obtaining a master’s degree.
  • are a freelancer with client obligations and have the desire to turn their freelance business into a real company.
  • wish to balance business development with a family life.
duration: 2 years

Costs: € 14.500 per year

Master Progam

The full-time Master’s is a one-year program designed to function as an incubator, primarily there to help you scale your business.

Our program enables you to apply the tailored scaling content to your own venture whilst also obtaining a Master of Science degree!

duration: 1 year

Costs: € 22.500

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Ready to scale your business?

Download our Global School for Entrepreneurship brochure and kickstart the unconventional education program that will help you launch.


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 hands-on topic per module, and that’s all you have to focus on during those 10 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 identify the most important growth challenges and used these insights to develop the Master’s program.

We can offer you a tailored hybrid-learning approach, enabling you to travel, learn and grow your business across Europe while following our program or be in our hightech classroom.

Are you ready to talk about
your future ?

Startup Visa

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

The Netherlands has 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.

are you an entrepreneur,
looking to further grow your business
and get an MSc degree?



In order to be eligible for the Part-Time Master program, 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, 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.


Part-time Master € 14.500 (per year)


15th of April for a May 2022 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.