Core values


Nyenrode offers a combination of academic theory, practical relevance and personal development. Through this, our students generate sustainable added value for themselves, their organization, and society. Our core values, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship play a pivotal role in this.


Leadership deals with recognizing opportunities, the ability to act upon those and using them to make a meaningful contribution. We believe it is vital to make a difference at crucial moments.


Entrepreneurship characterizes the proactive and creative spirit needed to achieve results. From its conception, Nyenrode has had one maxim: 'For business, by business'.


Stewardship means taking responsibility and recognizing the interests of others and future generations. It is the value that connects and balances the other values.