Do you have the ambition to play a leading role in tomorrow's business world? Then our three-year full-time academic Bachelor of Science in (International) Business Administration (BBA) could be for you! Our intensive program is aimed at your leadership development. Our bachelor offers a unique combination of academic business knowledge, practical relevance, and personal development.
At Nyenrode Business University you will be challenged to advance your analytical and leadership skills while developing your character. Choose between our two unique locations in the Netherlands (Europe) located in both Amsterdam and Breukelen with each providing a distinctive experience.
Once again our BSc in International Business Administration has been rated as the best Bachelor (WO) in the Netherlands (Europe) by “Keuzegids Universiteiten” (a selection guide for universities) in the category International Business.
The guide said the following about the program: “Nyenrode’s students appreciate the high number of contact hours and receive intensive guidance from their lecturers. The program also earned maximum scores for its curriculum, assessments, lecturers, academic training, practice-oriented approach, feasibility and facilities”.
Besides that, our Bachelor (BScBA) has received a 4.5 out of 5 stars from Dutch students at Studiekeuze123.nl, making it one of the highest scoring business and economics bachelor in the Netherlands.
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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BBA) at Nyenrode combines academic knowledge with practical experience and personal development. As a BSc in Business Administration student you acquire solid academic capabilities as the program focuses on the development of research and analytical skills. Learn to think critically, use problem-solving techniques and put taught theory directly into practice.
Curious about the program and courses? Request the brochure to learn more about the curriculum. Below the video you'll find an overview of the program.
After viewing this video you know what Nyenrode graduates and their parents think about the value of this education program.
During your studies you will make a Personal Leadership Development Journey (PLDJ), which runs throughout the three years of the program. Challenging yourself to expand your abilities and experiences. Moreover, you get to work on your own leadership skills.
For example, as part of the PLDJ, you play sports at least two times a week, as we believe that having sports integrated in our program stimulates teamwork, learning from peers and a healthy body and mind; in short, it builds character.
The first year is a broad basis of academic courses covering all international business administration related disciplines: International Business, Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Information Technology, Organizational Behavior, Strategy and so on. We will provide you with a foundation of the basics knowledge and skills in Business Administration, academic thinking but your first year will also include support and foundation courses such as Mathematics for Business and Principles of Economics.
The second year is a combination of academic courses and the company project (putting theory into practice). The focus is on using academic theory to find solutions for market-related problems and link these solutions back to the body of knowledge of a business discipline. At the start of your second year, the Company Project is meant to use your skills in practice. You choose between starting your own company, a consultancy project or social entrepreneurship. You receive help and coaching from your teachers, fellow students, Nyenrode alumni and members of staff.
In the third year you spend a semester at one of our partner universities abroad. Expand your horizon, develop an international mindset, get acquainted with different cultures and create an international network for life. A part of the study load in the third year is devoted to completing the bachelor’s thesis.
Request the brochure for an overview of our partner universities.
From the very beginning of the program, you are encouraged to develop research skills and knowledge. As a student you are challenged to question published sources. You will analyze theoretical models. You transfer knowledge to practice and vice versa.
At the same time, you are introduced to the world of work through guest speakers, meet the CEO sessions, company visits and teachers who are involved in many ways with business life. Also, the setting of Nyenrode where we welcome many people from business life attributes here. This establishes a better understanding of the local and the international business and helps in understanding the importance of cross-cultural management and international business.
International Baccalaureate (IB) certificate*
European Baccelaurate (EB) diploma*
General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-levels(A2)/International Advanced A-levels (IAL)*
We will evaluate your diploma on an individual basis. Please provide an academic transcript with a diploma supplement explaining your country's grading system in your application package if possible.
For this program we only have a limited number of places available. Therefore, it is recommended to be on time with submitting your application. There is also a higher change of being selected for your first choice of preference (Amsterdam or Breukelen).
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If you choose to study the Bachelor Business Administration at Nyenrode, you will get something unique. You combine a vibrant campus life or city life with the benefits of living in the Netherlands. Click on the tab 'locations' to read more about the campus life in Breukelen or the city life in Amsterdam.
We give our students a lot of personal attention. And as an international student, your personal well-being is at the fore-front of your teachers' and other staff members' attention. This is apparent from the staff's open-door policy and the support you will receive from program management and study counselors.
The Netherlands has traditionally been an internationally oriented country, housing a large international community. This makes living here easy for international students. Studying in the Netherlands has many benefits, such as:
Based on the classes you have taken in your current program or course, you may be able to transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Nyenrode. We do recommend you start our course from the first year, allowing you to follow the same path as your fellow students. We are happy to help you in any way we can, please contact us for personalized advice.
In the third and final year of our BScBA program, our students spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities. In return, students from these partner universities make their way to our campus in Breukelen for a unique experience as an exchange student in the Netherlands. This could be you!
Would you like to know if your university is part of our partner network? Or are you curious about the course list? Don’t hesitate to contact our team for more information.
The Amsterdam building is located in the heart of the city alongside one of the main canals (Keizersgracht). We offer students access to the business network in Amsterdam. In addition, we offer a business incubator, a lounge with its own bar for food and drinks and numerous events, like breakfast sessions, to connect our student community (Bachelor, Master and MBA students) with the business world.
Studying the Bachelor Business Administration in Amsterdam means enjoying flexibility to the fullest. You can decide whether you want to join the Nyenrode Amsterdam Study association (JCV) or any student activities outside of Nyenrode. The Amsterdam Campus is cosmopolitan, vivid, entrepreneurial, international and highly connected to business.
The campus also welcomes professionals on a daily basis for executive education programs, enabling you as a student to connect. By living and studying on campus, you will create a network of friends for life.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will open up a world of possibilities for you. After completing your BScBA journey at Nyenrode, you can choose from a broad range of opportunities including:
You shape your own future! You can broaden or deepen your business knowledge with a Master's degree but you will also be more than ready to start your business career, even internationally! And having focused on your personal leadership, starting your own company as an entrepreneur is another possibility.
Nyenrode offers you a reward for life.
The tuition fees for the August 2021 intake for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are as follows:
Various types of rooms are available on campus. The costs vary from € 300 to € 500. For all information about housing on campus in Breukelen, view this page.
Nyenrode offers students the opportunity of living on Campus Diemen-Zuid (just outside of Amsterdam). If you have questions about living in Amsterdam and possibilities, please contact one of the program advisors (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For talented students with limited financial resources there are a number of possibilities to (partly) finance your studies:
Scholarships eligible for all students to apply:
* Please note that it is possible to apply for both scholarships and to combine them. You may use the same motivation letter and financial plan.
Scholarships only for specific nationalities or loans for Dutch students: