Director MBA Programs

November 1 2022

Setting & background

We believe that we play an essential role in today’s environment and support students in being more effective global citizens.

At Nyenrode Business University, we have adapted our teaching to incorporate this idea of constant change and offer our students multiple perspectives on the same subject. Practice and theory go hand in hand. We advocate bringing research and practice closer together to get a better understanding of the impact on society and to seek solutions. This also calls for the development of both the rational side of people and their creative, intuitive, emotional side. It’s not just about business or having the toolkit to generate a lot of money or profit but giving students a meaningful purpose; a way to use this toolkit to change the world for the better.

Our values Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship are our leading principles. By showing leadership and with the entrepreneurial spirit in taking initiative at an organizational, team and individual level, we are working towards a sustainable future. Everyone has to keep learning and developing continually to remain relevant. We incorporate this concept of life-long learning also in our MBA programs.

Nyenrode Business University strives to be an inclusive organization, with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Not only in our own organization but also in our student population.

We are looking for a Director MBA programs who wants to actively contribute to this vison as well as in the development of the programs as in the incorporation this vision in the own program organization.


General description of activities

Nyenrode university is now seeking to appoint a new Director of MBA Programs who will be responsible for providing strategic oversight, sustainable growth, coordination, and programmatic leadership to the Nyenrode University (executive) MBA programs.

This position is responsible for annual turnover, student acquisition, AMBA accreditation and a cross-functional team of 15-20 people supporting 5 target programs. He/she will be responsible for overall program management and ensuring all academic, AMBA / EQUIS / AACSB accreditations, operational and financial objectives are met.

The Director will provide the leadership, management, and vision to ensure performance on current programs, acquisition targets, robust execution of development and production programs as well as capture of future program opportunities. The Director must possess the leadership skills to inspire others through integrity, trust, conviction, respect, and the ability to articulate strategy and lead operations.         



Who are we?  

Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Nyenrode is a private business university, founded in 1946 by and for the business world, with an international orientation (AMBA, EQUIS, NVAO accredited). We offer degree and executive education programs and conduct research in a variety of fields. In the coming years, our strategic focus will be on realizing social impact, shaping transformative education, and further strengthening our academic foundation. Our purpose 'Serving society by shaping responsible leaders' is at the core of this.

Our core values of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship play a central role in everything we do. We would love to hear how you would like to live up to these core values. 



Who are you?  

  • You have a PhD, preferably in a relevant field.
  • Possess a proven understanding of the executive and fulltime international MBA markets and proven management and leadership skills and experience, along with the ability to develop, support and encourage other team members.
  • Collaborative attitude, excellent relationship-builder, works across teams, faculty, and students and ‘manage upwards’ as required and be an excellent problem-solver and able to work in an entrepreneurial way but within the confines of the wider divisional and university structure.
  • Has excellent and proven qualifications for academic education and providing academic leadership both didactically and programmatically.
  • A style that fosters a collaborative culture, promoting a culture of safety and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Organized, persistent, and metrics and target driven.
  • Energetic, creative, focused with a strong work ethic.
  • Has an excellent command of the English language
  • Is reporting to the vice-rector of the executive board of the business university.


What do we offer?

Nyenrode is a knowledge institute that is characterized by a personal, informal atmosphere and a professional approach. Result-oriented work methods and attention to personal development go hand in hand; for instance, you can participate in exclusive seminars and lunch classes. Nyenrode has a dynamic work environment in which you are given a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to contribute to objectives in your own way.

  • A gross salary between € 6.195, - and € 7.997, - depending on your seniority and work experience, in case of ft employment (Scale 15)
  • You have 30 days off (with the possibility of five more)
  • Fixed 5,1 % end of year bonus
  • Flexible end of year bonus, up to 4,5%
  • € 850 to be spend with Coolblue to facilitate a home office
  • Reimbursements for, internet, working from home, travel allowance
  • Pension scheme is through ABP



If so, further information can be obtained with prof.dr. Barbara Majoor, Vice Rector:

We would like to receive your application by means of a motivation and a curriculum vitae, you can apply through our website.

Closing date is 1/11/22.


Nyenrode Business Universiteit ambition is to create an inclusive working environment where everybody feels involved, valued and recognized. In addition to your talent, experience and motivation, the specific aspects of your identity ernriches our organization in various ways. Talent as basis, diversity as power.