Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Amsterdam, Breukelen
August 15 2022
January 31 2022
3 years
40 hours per week
€ 20,500 1st year

Would like to be the next successful entrepreneur in Amsterdam or make friends for life on campus in Breukelen? When you have the ambition to play a leading role in tomorrows business world, then our three-year 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.

What can you expect?

  • 3 year academic bachelor program
  • Fully english
  • Choose your own campus: Amsterdam or Breukelen
  • International experience through exchange program during the 3rd year
  • Focus on your growth and personal development 

#1 BSc in International Business in the Netherlands  

Nyenrode's BSc in International Business Administration has been rated the best study program in international Business for the 4th year in a row ('17-'21) (source: Keuzegids Universiteiten, the independent guide that critically compares all university Bachelors). But perhaps we are more proud of the feedback of our students: 4.5 out of 5 stars at, making it one of the highest scoring business and economics bachelor in the Netherlands.

If you would like to learn more about our BSc in Business Administration? Visit one of our locations and meet BScBA students in Amsterdam & Breukelen! 

  • Focus on academic and personal development through small groups (max 35 students)
  • Choose your Nyenrode Experience: Campus life in Breukelen or city life in Amsterdam
  • Focus on leadership development - are you the new business leader of tomorrow?

In 3 years ready for the international business world!

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. 

Curious about the program and courses? Download now the program overview or have a look at our courses.

Would you like to know how students experience the BScBA at Nyenrode? Have a look!







Ready to start studying the BSc in Business Administration?

How does the registration process go and what should you keep in mind? Find all the answers for your registration process here. The application deadline has passed. If you like more information, contact our Program Advisors Monica or Anne-Marie.

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) Advanced Level

  • 3 A levels with a required minimum grade of C and a required minimum grade of B for Mathematics
  • 3 GCSE's in 6 different subjects with a grade of C or higher.

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.

American High School Diploma

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA PLUS a minimum of 4 Advanced Placement (AP) exams with a minimum score of 4Only 1 language AP is accepted, and no AP’s accepted in the category Arts, Research, Capstone, Seminar.
  • Mathematics minimum grade of B+ for pre-calculus AND IBA mathematics exam (Exemption  for students who have taken the College Board exam AP Calculus AB or BC, minimum score of 4). 
  • SAT and ACT are not applicable. 

Vwo diploma
Sufficient grade for Mathematics A or B.

Havo diploma (sufficient grade for Mathematics A or B) + HBO Propaedeutic
Applicants who obtained an Hbo Propedaeutic need to pass the Online Mathematics Placement Test (OMPT).

    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.  

    Do you match one of the requirements for the program? Than you can start your application for the BScBA! By using the green button you can start your application 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.


    Each academic year, 4 selection days will take place. After your application, you will receive an inivitation for one of the selection days. During the selection day, for which you will be invited, we look at your motivation, test scores, personality and extracurricular activities.

    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).

    • First application deadline: 31st of January 2022*
    • Final application deadline: 2nd  of May 2022
    • The program will start mid-August 2022

    *Applying before 31st of January 2022 increases the chance to be admitted at your location of choice. We recommend you to apply before this date.

    1. Directly admitted

    • When you submit your application before the first deadline (January, 31st 2022), you have a higher change of being selected for your first choice of preference (Breukelen or Amsterdam).

    2. 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 2022.
    • If you applied after the first application deadline of February 1st 2022 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 2022.

    3. 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.

    Will we be in touch?

    Do you have questions or are you applying? Then you will be in touch with Melissa.

    Any questions left? Have a look at this video.


    *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.
    Or contact us:

    Choose your own Nyenrode Experience!

    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 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.  

    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.

    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.

    What happens after your 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.