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.
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 Studiekeuze123.nl, 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
International Baccalaureate (IB) certificate*
European Baccelaurate (EB) diploma*
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
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-A) is also an option. You need to obtain the OMPT-A with a minimum score of 75%.
American High School Diploma
Sufficient grade for Mathematics A or B and English.
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-A) with a score of 75%. Sufficient English level.
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:
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).
1. Directly admitted
2. Conditional list
3. Application rejected
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:
Register for a Personal Information Session with one of our Program Advisors to learn more about the career opportunities after the program.
For more information about your student visa, visit here.
If you are a student who is currently enrolled at a university in the Netherlands:
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.
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:
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.
The campus has five buildings for student housing. They have been named after people who have contributed a lot to the university: Postma, Weijer, Kuneman, Klaasesz, and Philips (subdivided into Roeterink I & II, Riemsdijk and Otten). There are 295 rooms and three-room types in these buildings (Furnished/Unfurnished/Kitchen).
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.
To ensure everyone feels at home on campus, we also offer a number of facilities to make sure you can live, work and relax in comfort. 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.
Please kindly check the FAQ regarding the facilities at the campus to learn more.
Living in Amsterdam
Nyenrode offers students the opportunity of living on Campus Diemen-Zuid, a student residence complex. The complex is located 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The tuition fees* for the August 2024 intake for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are as follows:
*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:
* 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 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:
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.