Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Three-year full-time academic bachelor's based at the Nyenrode Campus, includes leadership development, an active student association and sports.

Do you have the ambition to play a leading role in tomorrow's business world? Then our three-year Bachelor of Science in Business Administration could be for you! Our intensive program is aimed at your leadership development. With us, you work on your analytical and leadership skills and on building your character. You study, exercise and live at the Nyenrode Campus, together with your fellow students. All this makes your time at Nyenrode an experience that lasts a lifetime.

Your time at Nyenrode

Our priority is the maximum development of your leadership skills. Not just by working on your academic knowledge, but also through sports and by using your organizational and leadership skills within the Student Association. Additionally, you will gain international experience through the international exchange program, your international fellow students and the wider Nyenrode Community. Because of the intensive contact with your peers, you will build a network of friends for life. 

Your fellow students

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration attracts proactive, ambitious, sociable and enterprising students from all over the world. You work in small groups of a maximum of 35 students. And thanks to our selection process, you can be sure the program and the group match your expectations.

You will form a unique bond with your fellow students as a result of living together in an intimate setting and being part of an active student association, which help you cultivate strong personal and organizational skills.

Best Business and Economy Bachelor in the Netherlands

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration has received 4.7 out of 5 stars from students at Studiekeuze123.nl, making it the highest scoring business and economy bachelor in the Netherlands.

 

  • Lots of personal attention
  • Intense campus life with an active Student Association
  • Focus on leadership development

Admission and application

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration starts every year in mid-August.

The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma (pre-university level, IB/EB diploma or equivalent) with Math; or
  • First-year Diploma of any Bachelor's degree; or
  • Bachelor's degree (any subject).

 

The application process is as follows:

  1. Fill in the application form.
  2. Take the admission exam (LTP test).
  3. Take part in an interview (Skype is possible).

In order to assess you application we look at your motivation, your test scores, your personality and previous international activities. We may also ask you to take an English language test.

Continuing your studies from a Dutch college

If you have received 60 or more ECTs from a Dutch college, you may also apply. You need English CERF level B2 and a good level of Math.

Selection process

As we have a limited number of places available, we make a selection from all candidates. Once you have sent in your application, there are three possible outcomes:

  1. You get admitted to the course straight away (only possible until 1 May).
  2. Provisional admission.
  3. Your application is denied.

Application deadline

The application deadlines for this course are:

  • First Application Deadline: 1 April 2018.
    Students who apply before 1 April will hear whether they are admitted to the BScBA program or not.
  • After 1 April, all applicants are placed on a student ranking list.
  • On 1 May, a selection of the student ranking list will be allocated a spot in the program.

Final application deadline:
International students: 1 June 2018
Dutch students: 1 July 2018

What are you going to do?

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 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. Moreover, during your entire time with us you are on your Personal Development Journey, challenging yourself to expand your abilities and experiences. 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.

During your second year you work on your Company Project and you take classes on ethics, economy and politics, cross cultural thinking, and sustainable organizational development. In your third year you spend a semester at one of our partner universities abroad, followed by completing your final thesis paper.

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. This project lasts the entirety of year two. You receive help and coaching from your teachers, fellow students, Nyenrode alumni and members of staff.

What are the costs?

From August 2018 the fees for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are as follows:

  • Annual cost: € 19,500
  • Admission test (LTP): € 220
  • Admin fee: € 100
  • Furnished room on campus: € 305 per month (shared room in first year)

Financing: awards and scholarships

You may (partly) finance your studies through an award or scholarship. These are your possibilities:

  • Awards: You can win an award at one of Nyenrode's Business Games. The award money is a gift, used towards your tuition. This means you will not have to pay it back, and part of your fee is covered! Keep an eye on the website for the next business game. 
  • Scholarships through Nyenrode Fund Foundation (SNF): This fund provides a limited number of scholarships to support students financially. This scholarship is a loan towards your tuition, you pay the full amount back after graduation. Due to the limited number of available scholarships, Nyenrode makes a selection from the applicants. Check whether you are eligible for application.
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship: For students from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South-Korea and Vietnam. Scholarship of € 9,000 tuition fee discount

What will you get out of it?

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 our own company as an entrepreneur is another possibility. You will practice doing so in the second-year Company Project.

You shape your own future!


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 with the benefits of living in the Netherlands.

Studying at Nyenrode

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. Moreover, you become part of campus life straight away. Learn more about the Nyenrode Campus.

Campus life

At the Nyenrode campus, you live with international students from around the world. They are all students of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or the full-time Master of Science in Management. Within the Student Association the Nyenrode United Committee takes care of the international students' integration in the Nyenrode community. We also provide free Dutch classes for interested students.

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.

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.