Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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  • Amsterdam, Breukelen
  • August 17 2020
  • Three years
  • 40 hours per week
  • Full-time
  • English
  • € 19,950 per year

Did you know that starting August 2020 we will also offer our BSc in Business Administration in Amsterdam? Join one of our upcoming events and discover which location fits you best!

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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 Business Administration (BScBA) 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 located in both Amsterdam and Breukelen with each providing a distinctive experience.

What can you expect? 

  • Academic Bachelor in three years (BScBA)
  • Personal attention through Small groups 
  • Focus on your personal and leadership development
  • International experience through the exchange program
  • Choose your location: Amsterdam or Breukelen
  • Sports to build character 
  • A Dutch oriented active student association in Breukelen and a more International oriented association in Amsterdam
  • Build a network and friends for life

Best Bachelor in International Business in the Netherlands (2017 - 2020) 


Once again our BSc in Business Administration has been rated as the best Bachelor (WO) in the Netherlands 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, making it one of the highest scoring business and economics bachelor in the Netherlands.

Curious? Learn all about our program:

Request a brochure (today) through the button above, or join one of our upcoming events to personally get a taste of Nyenrode Business University and learn more about the program (first-hand). Sign up on the event button above. 

  • Personal attention through small groups
  • Campus life or city life
  • Focus on leadership development


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What are the admission requirements?

International Baccalaureate (IB) certificate*

  • Mathematics Standard Level minimum grade of 5 / Higher Level minimum grade of 4

European Baccelaurate (EB) diploma*

  • Mathematics (minimal of 5 hours) minimum grade of 7 | or (minimal of 3 hours) minimum grade of 8

General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-levels(A2)/International Advanced A-levels (IAL)*

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education ((I)GCSE) in 6 different subjects with grades: A-C including a minimum grade of B for Mathematics AND
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-level in 3 academic subjects including Mathematics with grades: AAB AND
  • Minimum grade of B for GCE Mathematics

* We advise IB, EB, GCE students who do not meet the above stated requirements to pass the admissions exam (Vwo) at Boswell-Bèta in Utrecht. The SOWISO mathematics test is also an option.

  • Vwo diploma
    Sufficient grade for Mathematics A or B.
  • Havo diploma (sufficient grade for Mathematics A or B) + Hbo Propedeutic
    Applicants who obtained an Hbo Propedeutic need to pass the SOWISO Mathematics exam.

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.  

The application process is as follows:

  1. Please fill out every section of this application form carefully. The application form does not have to be completed at once but can be saved to continue at a later time. Submitting a motivation letter and a (provisional) list of grades is an important part of the form. Thus, allowing yourself enough time to write your motivational letter and collect all required documents is recommended. Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.
  2. After evaluating your application package, you will hear whether you are invited to the interview process which will also include an admissions exam (LTP test).
  3. In order to assess your complete application, we look at your motivation, test scores, personality, and previous international activities.

Selection process

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).

Application deadlines

  • First application deadline: 1 March 2020
  • Final application deadline: 1 July 2020
  • The program will start mid-August 2020

Three possible outcomes:

  • Directly admitted
    • When you submit your application before the first deadline (March 1st 2020), you have a higher change of being selected for your first choice of preference (Breukelen or Amsterdam).
  • Conditional list
  • You have not directly been admitted. Therefore, you will be placed on the student ranking list until further evaluation and selection process.
  • If you applied before the application deadline of March 1st 2020 and you are placed on the student ranking list you will receive a final answer whether you got accepted/rejected into the program mid-April 2020.
  • If you applied after the application deadline of March 1st 2020 and you are placed on the student ranking list you will receive a final answer whether you got accepted/rejected into the program mid July 2020.
  • Application rejected
    You do not meet the program requirements.

How does the student ranking list work?

  • Your position on the ranking list is based on your admission results, submitted documents, LTP-test results and interview outcome.
  • The student ranking list is volatile, as there are more applicants added to the ranking list over time. Therefore, your position on the student ranking list is subject to change.


*By signing up for this program, you agree with the terms and conditions of Nyenrode and the rules and regulations of the program.

What are you going to do?

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BScBA) is completely focused on your academic and leadership development. As well as attending classes on business, you hone your debating and writing skills and acquire insight in subjects like trend watching and innovation. 

Academic skills

Students 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.

Company Project

Commencing 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.

International exchange

In the third year you spend a semester at one of our partner universities abroad. Develop an international mindset, get acquainted with different cultures and create an international network for life.

Personal development

During your entire time with us you are on your Personal Development Journey, challenging yourself to expand your abilities and experiences. Moreover, you get to work on your own leadership skills.


You play sports at least four 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.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Nyenrode

If you choose to study the Bachelor of Science in 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.

Curious about the program? Download the brochure to learn more about the curriculum.

Studying in the Netherlands

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:

  • A high educational standard and great value for money.
  • 95% of the Dutch population speak English.
  • The Netherlands is one of the safest and happiest countries in the world.
  • Ample travel opportunities to the rest of Europe; Paris, Brussels, London or Berlin are only hours away.
  • A lot of international career opportunities.
  • After graduation you can start your career in the Netherlands; you can get a one-year visa to find a job.
Also take a look at our international flyer for more facts and details on studying at Nyenrode.

Experience weekend at Nyenrode

Don't hesitate to join one of our events in Amsterdam or Breukelen. We offer special events such as the Experience Weekend for internationals to fully experience Nyenrode, The Netherlands and both locations.
During these events you're able to stay over on campus, so you can fully experience what studying at Nyenrode is all about.
You also get the opportunity to take the admissions test and interview upon arrival. That way you're able to arrange all the practical matters in one go.

Transferring to Nyenrode

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.

Exchange at Nyenrode?

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!

What does a study exchange at Nyenrode entail?

  • Visit Nyenrode as a study exchange student from a partner university or as a “free mover”.
  • Make a selection of courses from the BSc in Business Administration program that interest you. Not sure which courses to take? Your home university can help you create a tailor-made curriculum based on their requirements.
  • Enjoy student life on campus amidst a beautiful 13th-century estate in Breukelen.
    • 20 minutes from Amsterdam (Dutch capital, a dynamic cultural and entrepreneurial hub)
    • 10 minutes from Utrecht (one of the largest student cities, right in the heart of the Netherlands)
  • All students live on campus, so there’s no need to worry about housing.
  • Be part of our unique and tight-knit Nyenrode community and make friends and international connections for life.

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.

More information & key dates

Take a look at our Exchange page for more information about exchange at Nyenrode for partners and students.
Or contact us:

Choose your location: Amsterdam or Breukelen

The BSc in Business Administration (BScBA) offers you the possibility to follow your studies in two unique locations: Amsterdam or Breukelen. Each location provides you with a different Nyenrode experience based on your preferences. 


Studying 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 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.

Nyenrode facilitates students with the possibility to live at Campus Diemen Zuid, a students residence complex located 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station.  

Full-time MSc Amsterdam


Studying in Breukelen allows you to fully focus on your student life while becoming an active member of the NCV (Student Association). You can participate in its numerous committees while practicing your business and social skills. 

The campus is situated on a historical estate with a thirteenth century castle at its heart. You can enjoy everything this unique setting has to offer. It is the perfect environment to dedicate three years to your own development. Some of the facilities included are: a library, private study rooms, sports (Rugby field / tennis court / hockey and soccer fields / gym), a student restaurant, housing and two bars. 

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.

What will you get out of it?

In preparing students for their (professional) future we offer them, besides personal guidance, the following:

  • Meet the CEO Sessions: get a chance at Nyenrode to interact with executives of top companies
  • Business exposure: link with companies like O'Neill, ING, Pink Elephant, Tovertafel and Sensity during company visits, company
    projects and guest speaker sessions.

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will open up a world of possibilities for you. It allows you to continue to study for a master's degree – to broaden or deepen your business knowledge.

Further, you will 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. You will practice doing so in the second-year Company Project.

You shape your own future!

What are the costs?

From August 2020 the fees for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are as follows:

  • Tuition fee: € 19,950 per year (excluding study books and NCV membership)

Living on campus in Breukelen

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.

Living in Amsterdam

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 (


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:

  • Revolving Scholarship* - Stichting Nyenrode Fonds (or Nyenrode Fund) offers students the opportunity to apply for one of the scholarships (of maximum € 10,000 per year) that will be made available by Nyenrode alumni. Somewhere during your career you give back to the fund by offering a scholarship to a new Nyenrode student yourself. For more info about the application process and criteria, click here.
  • Program Scholarships* - Nyenrode offers a number of scholarships each year for students with special motivations and backgrounds (of maximum € 10,000 per year). Would you like to know more? Contact one of our program advisors via

* 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:
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship - For students with the following nationalities: Chinese*, Mexican, South Korean*, Vietnamese*. The scholarships worth € 10,000 tuition fee discount per year.

    *Due to the situation in China / Asia, we extend the OTS deadline from April 1st to May 1st.

  • The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration is a recognized degree program, which makes it possible for students with a Dutch nationality or EU/EEA citizens to apply for student financing through DUO in many cases. Contact DUO to discuss your personal options.