Accreditations & Rankings

A boutique university with a strong reputation

Nyenrode is a boutique university at the heart of Europe. We stand out for the strong combination of academic rigor and practical relevance – unique in The Netherlands. We have a strong reputation both in the Netherlands and abroad and have received numerous noteworthy awards.


  • Nyenrode was awarded the 45th placement of best European Business School in the FT rankings.
  • Nyenrode was awarded the 23rd placement on the FT European ranking for Open Executive programs.
  • Nyenrode was awarded the 40th placement on the FT European ranking for Customized Executive Programs.
  • The full-time MBA was awarded the 35th placement in the FT European MBA programs.  
  • The full-time MBA was benchmarked by CEO Magazine as a Tier One Global MBA rankings.  
  • The executive MBA was benchmarked by CEO Magazine as number 5th in the Global EMBA rankings.
  • The full-time MSc. In Management was awarded the 64th placement on the FT Masters in Management ranking. list.  

In the Netherlands

  • For ten consecutive years, the MSc in Management (Eng) is awarded the best MSc in Management in the Netherlands.* 
  • For two consecutive years, the BSc in Business Administration (Eng) is awarded the best Bachelor in Business Administration.* 
  • The Master of Science in Controlling (Dutch) has been the best in its field for eight years in a row.* 
  • The Master of Science in Accountancy (Dutch) is awarded the best in its category in 2021.* 
  • The Master of Science in Fiscal Law (Dutch) belongs to the top programs in this field.   


Nyenrode currently holds the AMBA and EQUIS accreditations, in addition to national NVAO accreditations for programs. The Dutch BSc And MSc Degrees in Accounting hold the CEA accreditation, the Executive Master of Finance and Control is holding the VRC accreditation.

To contribute to its competitiveness and position as a leading institution, Nyenrode aims to become Triple Crown Accredited by 2025. By obtaining the AACSB accreditation it will join a small group of 110 universities worldwide. Together with its efforts to rise in the FT rankings, it will strengthen its position as one of the top 1% of global business schools.

*According to the Keuzegids - the national guide for higher education orientation in the Netherlands. Statistics are based on the National Student Survey results.



Melody Mast

Melody Mast

International Relations Manager