Mission, Vision & Values

Our reason to be
Nyenrode Business Universiteit, founded in 1946, is the only privately held university in the Netherlands. Nyenrode was founded by leading Dutch firms shortly after World War II, with the purpose of delivering action-oriented leaders, to rebuild the Netherlands and to be prepared for doing business abroad.
“For business by business” has always been one of Nyenrode’s defining factors. Practical relevance is at the forefront of all our activities. Nyenrode’s educational purpose reaches beyond the transfer and creation of knowledge, by also emphasizing the need to build ones character and focus on attitude and personal skills. This view is expressed in Nyenrode’s values Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Stewardship.
Our values
Leadership enables people to recognize and act upon opportunities in order to make meaningful contributions and make a difference during the moments of truth.
Entrepreneurship encourages a pro-active and creative mindset, necessary to achieve defined objectives.
Stewardship holds an essential role in the trinity by balancing Leadership and Entrepreneurship to ensure people take responsibility, not only for all stakeholders involved but also to take into account the need of future generations.
Nyenrode serves society by shaping students, managers and professionals. We develop responsible leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations through action-oriented education and research.
Nyenrode’s vision for 2020
Nyenrode aims to be a university that is a preferred partner of internationally focused students and  organizations, a top-20 European education and research community and a member of a global network of top business and finance schools.

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