Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

In short

  • Amsterdam, Breukelen
  • August 16 2021
  • Three years
  • 40 hours per week
  • Full-time
  • English
  • € 20,500 1st year

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 (International) 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.

If you would like to learn more about our BSc in Business Administration, tune in on nyenrodebu Instagram coming months to keep informed about the opportunities.

Study BScBA abroad

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.

What can you expect? 

  • Academic Bachelor in three years 
  • 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  

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, making it one of the highest scoring business and economics bachelor in the Netherlands.

How to contact us - corona virus measures

Do you have questions about the BScBA program? Even though new measures were taken concerning the spread of the corona virus, we're still able to inform you about the bachelor program and answer all of your questions.

  • Contact us by phone, Skype or email
  • Learn more about admission and the new corona measures in the BScBA FAQ.
  • Personal attention through small groups
  • Campus life or city life
  • Focus on leadership development


The Bachelor program

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.

Video: why it is worth studying the BScBA at Nyenrode

After viewing this video you know what Nyenrode graduates and their parents think about the value of this education program.

Personal Leadership Development Journey

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.

Year 1: broad basis 

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.

Year 2: putting theory into practice

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.

Year 3: international exchange

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. 

For business by business

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.

What are the admission requirements?

International Baccalaureate (IB) certificate*

  • Mathematics  'Analysis & Approaches' Standard Level minimum grade of 5 / Higher Level minimum grade of 4
  • Mathematics 'Applications & Interpretations' Higher Level minimum grade of 5
  • Mathematics 'Applications & Interpretations' Standard Level: not admissible to the BScBA program.
  • Math Studies: not admissible to the BScBA program.

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 Online Mathematics Placement Test (OMPT)  is also an option.

  • Vwo diploma
    Sufficient grade for Mathematics A or B.

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: 1st of February 2021
  • Final application deadline: 1st of May 2021
  • The program will start mid-August 2021

Three possible outcomes:

  • Directly admitted
    • When you submit your application before the first deadline (February 1st 2021), 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 first application deadline and you are placed on the student ranking list you will receive a final answer whether you got accepted/rejected into the program 1st of March 2021.
  • If you applied after the first application deadline of February 1st 2021 and you are placed on the student ranking list you will receive a final answer whether you got accepted/rejected into the program 1st of June 2021.
  • 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.

Studying at Nyenrode

If you choose to study the BSc 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.

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.  

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!


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.
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Campus life or city life? 

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 Business University experience based on your preferences. What fits you? Campus life or city life in the Netherlands? 

City life in Amsterdam

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.

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

In this video, two of our students share their Amsterdam experience.


Campus life in Breukelen

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. 

Studying the Bachelor in Business Administration 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 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.

After the Bachelor

    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:

    • A Master’s degree in business 
    • A Master’s degree in a different field
    • A career in business life
    • Starting your own company

    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.

    What are the costs?

    The tuition fees for the August 2021 intake for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are as follows:

    • First and second year: €20,500 (excluding study books and NCV membership)
    • Third year €21,000 (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.
    • 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.