Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Amsterdam, Breukelen
August 2024
3 years
40 hours per week
€ 22,500 per year

Enter a team player, leave a team leader

Nyenrode's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a three year academic degree focused at young and ambitious students that want to take part in the business world. The program is based on six main topics: organization, strategy, research & academic services, finance, marketing, and personal development.

This program has the Personal Leadership and Development Journey (PLDJ), which will help guide the students into finding what type of leader they are, what motivates them, and what they’re passionate about. Mandatory sports are part of the program, building a strong sense of discipline and teamwork. 

At Nyenrode, you get the chance to embrace an incredibly vibrant student life. You will nurture your personal and professional growth while forming friendships for life.

  • Benefit from small and engaging classes, individualized coaching and support
  • Secure your housing in both Amsterdam and Breukelen with no hassle
  • Build a strong and solid foundation for your future success in the business world

#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 6th year in a row ('17-'23) (source: Keuzegids Universiteiten, the independent guide that critically compares all university Bachelors).

We are also proud about the feedback of our students: 5 out of 5 stars at, making it one of the highest scoring business and economics bachelor in the Netherlands.

Would like to learn more about our BSc in Business Administration? Visit one of our locations at an event, personal information session, or day with a students and learn all the ins and out of the program and university. 


Personal approach to make an impact 

Embark on a transformative journey with the Bachelor in Business Administration (BScBA), a three-year academic degree crafted for passionate individuals like you. Here, we empower ambitious students to take the leadership role in shaping the future of the business world. 

Our program is designed to help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential. We will focus on your leadership development and will provide a unique combination of academic knowledge, practical relevance, and personal growth.

Our intensive three-year academic program has an international focus and is taught in English. You will join a close knitted community of like-minded students in small groups of no more than 35 students. You can choose your own Nyenrode Experience – whether you prefer the vibrant city life in Amsterdam or the intimate campus atmosphere in Breukelen.

Not all rewards come after you graduate

Throughout the three years of program, you will embark on a Personal Leadership and Development journey. You will get to know what type of leader you are, what motivates you and what you’re passionate about. During the different sessions, you will work alongside your classmates on different skills such as negotiation, stakeholder management, professional business writing, and many more.

  • International Exchange program: In the third year, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture and education system through our international exchange program. By studying abroad at a prestigious international university, you'll broaden your perspective and develop an international mindset.
  • Sports: You will get to play sports at least twice a week. We strongly believe having sports integrated in our program stimulates teamwork, learning from peers and a healthy body and mind.
  • Company Project: Your education doesn't end in the classroom. In your second year, you'll put your knowledge into practice through our Company Project. Our expert faculty will guide you as you work on real-life solutions and apply your academic know-how


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.  Experience our Campus in Amsterdam in a virtual tour.

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.

Ready to start your application process? You can find all the information below


VWO Diploma (Netherlands)

  • Mathematics: Mathematics A or B with a sufficient grade (5.5)
  • English: English with a sufficient grade (5.5)

HAVO Diploma + HBO Propadeutic (Netherlands)

  • General: HAVO diploma is only sufficient together with a HBO Propadeutic degree
  • Mathematics: Additional Math test required

Abitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Germany)

  • Mathematics: Minimum grade of 10 (taken up until graduation)
  • English: Minimum grade of 10 (taken up until graduation)

American High School Diploma (USA)

  • General: Minimum of 4 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams with a minimum grade of 4.
    • Only one language AP
    • Not accepted: AP Capstone, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Art & Design program
    • SAT & ACT are not accepted.
  • Mathematics: AP exam in Calculus  AB or BC with a minimum grade of 4

European Baccalaureate (EB)

  • Mathematics: Minimal 5 hours with a minimum grade of 7  or minimal of 3 hours with a minimum grade of 8.
  • English: Language 1 or 2 with a minimum grade of 7

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • General: Only a full IB diploma is accepted. We count final and not predicted grades.
  • Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches SL -> minimum grade of 5
    • Applications & Interpretations SL -> Additional Math Test required
    • Analysis & Approaches HL -> minimum grade of 4
    • Applications & Interpretations HL -> minimum grade of 5
    • Math Studies -> Additional Math Test required

General Certificate of Education (GCE)/International Advances A-Levels(IAL)

  • General: 6 different subjects in total
    • 3 GCE A-Level/A2 level (including mathematics with a grade of AAB; max. of one language course)
    • 3 (I)GCSE subjest with final grades A*-B (9-5)
  • Mathematics: Minimum score of B for AS level and mathematics at GCE A-Level

National Senior Certificate (South Africa)

  • General: A minimum of 7 subjects (at least 70%; preferable 7 out of the following subjects: Economics, Geography, History, Home Language, First Additional Language, Second Official Language, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Physical Sciences, Religion Studies)
  • Mathematics: You must take an additional Math exam
  • English: Entire education must be in English

Diploma Secundair Onderwijs, stream Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) / Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (Général) / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts (Belgium)

  • Mathematics:
    • ASO – Economy / Mathematics profile with a minimum math grade of 70%
    • CESS – 5 hours of mathematics/science with a minimum grade of B
  • English: Students who were taught in Dutch/Flemish need a minimum English grade of 70%

Additional English Test

Students must have a B2 level of English at the start of the program. Below you can find our recommended options:

  • TOEFL: We accept TOEFL (iBY) with a minimum overall score of 80.
  • IELTS: We accept IELTS Academic Test with a minimum overall score of 6.5
  • Cambridge: We accept B2 First or C1 Advanced with minimum overall score of 170

Please discuss your options with the admissions office or the program advisors.

Additional Math Test

If your level of math is not sufficient or you do not meet the requirements to join the program, you can sign up for an additional math test. Below you can find our recommended options:

  • OMPT-A: Online mathematics exam that can be taken from anywhere at any time. In order to take the test, please register via and choose Nyenrode Business University and the BScBA program. On the website you can also find information on covered topics. NBU requires a score of minimum 75% and you have 2 attempts.
  • Boswell-Beta exam: The James Boswell institute in Utrecht offers courses and exams for students who need a Mathematics A or B (VWO) certificate. NBU allows for a maximum of 2 attempts.
  • Korteweg-de Vries: We accept the pre-university (VWO) certificate for Mathematics A or B from the Korteweg-de Vries institute for mathematics. NBU allows for a maximum of 2 attempts.

Please discuss your options with the admissions office or the program advisors. Successfully passing these exams means that you meet the mathematics requirements but doesn’t guarantee a place in the program.

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 a couple selection days will take place. After you handed in your application, admissions will check whether you have the requirements to get accepted. If so, you will be invited to start the selection process, which consist out of an LTP-test and selection day. During this selection day you will do a group assignment and have a personal interview with alumni and program management. 

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).

LTP & Selection Days

  • LTP tests will be scheduled individually.
  • Selection days:
    • January 24th, 2024
    • March 16th, 2024
    • April 20th, 2024
    • June 15th, 2024
    • July 9th, 2024


  • Early bird deadline: March 25th, 2024 (the deadline is now closed).
  • Scholarship application deadline: March 25th, 2024 (the deadline is now closed).
  • Final application deadline (International, Visa required): June 1st, 2024 (the deadline is now closed).
  • Final application deadline (Dutch/EU/EFTA): June 15th, 2024*
  • Start of the program: August 2024

*If you're still interested in joining our program for the 2024-2025 academic year, there are a few spots left. Please get in touch with our program advisors to discuss your application.

1. Directly admitted

  • Congratulations! You have been directly admitted.

2. Conditional list

  • You have not directly been admitted.

3. Application rejected

  • You do not meet the program requirements.

Any questions left? Have a look at this video.


By signing up for this program, you agree with the terms and conditions of Nyenrode, rules and regulations of the program, and code of conduct. Please view also the International code of conduct

Looking for a study abroad?

Welcome all internationals interested in our university and program!

Deciding to study abroad can be a big step for you. On this page, we have a compiled overview of studying in the Netherlands, studying at Nyenrode, and scholarship opportunities that can help you.

Please click on the drop-down topics below to see some information. For more detailed information, check the international pages.

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.

Register for a Personal Information Session with one of our Program Advisors to learn more about the career opportunities after the program.

Study Visa

For more information about your student visa, visit here.

Internship or working Visa

If you are a student who is currently enrolled at a university in the Netherlands:

  • EU nationality: EU nationals do not need a visa to study or work in The Netherlands.
  • Non-EU nationality:
    • Internship: if you are in in the possession of a student visa, you are required to have an internship agreement which needs to be co-signed by your company as well as your educational institution. No extra permit or visa is required.
    • Working: you need a specific work permit that needs to be requested by your employer. Also, your working time is limited to 16 hours per week except for the vacation period (June, July and August). During this period, you can work full-time. Please check the detailed information here.

In addition to the visa information, if you want to learn about the insurances in The Netherlands, please visit here.

By signing up to the program, you agree to the international code of conduct.

    Opening a Dutch bank account

    If you do not have a SEPA-account in an EU country, we strongly advise you to open a Dutch Bank Account after your arrival to facilitate money withdrawals, buying everyday products, and/or (international) transactions.

    To create an account with a Dutch bank, you'll usually need a BSN (social security number), which is granted once you register with your local municipality. However, each bank may have its own set of requirements. The most significant are:

    • A valid identity document (for non-EU students/scholars: passport).
    • A Dutch address for the duration of your stay.
    • A proof of university enrollment.

    Please look into your options to see which one is the greatest fit for you. The big three banks in The Netherlands are:

    *SEPA stands for Single Euro Payments Area.

    Living in Breukelen

    We offer guaranteed housing to all of our Full-time MSc in Management students. Our Breukelen campus offers a number of facilities to make sure you can live, work and relax in comfort, all whilst living with your class mates. Among the facilities at our campus you’ll find a living room, a student restaurant (Mensa), cubicles for project and group work, a laundromat, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, and various sports accommodations.

    Housing allowance can be granted based on the calculation and advice from the housing department and after deducting the allowance, the average monthly fee of this housing is around  €320 - €500 per month. 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,  a student residence complex. The complex is located 15 minutes by tram from Amsterdam Central Station, or 20 minutes by bike. 

    OurDomain houses a lively student community and several facilities such as: a supermarket (open 7 days a week), restaurants, cafés, a fitness center, a print shop, a launderette, and study-rooms. A furnished apartment at OurDomain costs about € 1.000  - € 1.200 per month, depending on the type of apartment.

    All apartments at OurDomain feature a living area, a modern bathroom and open kitchen. The monthly rent includes bicycle parking, TV and internet subscriptions, gym membership, and access to the tennis court and study halls. The monthly rent is excluding service costs and utility advances. No housing allowance granted.

    If you have questions about living in Amsterdam and possibilities, please contact one of the program advisors.

    Our domain campus Amsterdam


    According to room types, the images of the building or room can differ from the above example photos.

    This information is necessary for students who are graduating or who graduated from Dutch universities.

    • EU nationality: EU nationals do not need a visa to stay or work in The Netherlands after graduation.
    • Non-EU nationality: Non-EU graduates can apply for Orientation Year Visa for staying and working in The Netherlands after graduation. This visa allows you to have free access to opening your own business or being hired by a company for one year. To be eligible for this visa, you should satisfy the conditions that IND announces.

    More Information can be found here:

    In addition to the visa information, if you want to learn about the insurances in The Netherlands, please visit here.

    Experience our campus in Amsterdam with this virtual tour.

    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!

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

    Curious about the exchange experience at Nyenrode?

    What are the costs?

    The tuition fees* for the August 2024 intake for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are as follows:

    • Tuition fees: €22.500 (1st year), €23.500 (2nd year), € 25.000 (3rd year)
    • Admissions fee: €300
    • Course materials: costs range from €750, to €900
    • Housing in Breukelen: various types of rooms are available on campus. The costs vary from € 320 to €500. For all information about housing on campus in Breukelen, view this page.
    • Housing in Amsterdam: Nyenrode offers students the opportunity of living on Campus Diemen-Zuid (just outside of Amsterdam). The costs vary from € 900 to €1.200. If you have questions about living in Amsterdam and possibilities, please contact one of the program advisor
    • Potential Visa fee for internationals

    *The costs are subject to change.


    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:
    • 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.