The professional HBO (Higher Vocational Education) masters programme is dedicated to practical experience. This professional experience serves as a stepping stone for further development of the participant. This is mainly reflected in the form of an assessment (often papers and business cases that participants must apply to their own practical situation) and the continuous link to professional situations during the lectures. A university masters degree is a masters programme with a scientific context in which the performing of associated scientific research is pivotal. The emphasis in this type of masters programme is on theory. This is reflected in the assessment (primarily written exams and emphasis in the thesis on the scientific foundation) and the lectures.