Executive MBA

29 May 2022
2 years (10 modules)
12 to 20 hours per week
one week every two months
€ 47,000

Executive MBA

Nyenrode's Executive MBA is a two-year program. As a manager, leader or entrepreneur you choose to participate because you want to develop yourself to the best leader you can be. Our Executive MBA program helps you to boost your leadership impact throughout your Personal Leadership Development Journey, the main theme of the program.

The program consists of intensive one-week modules, of which seven take place at Nyenrode's campus and three abroad. You study and work with a group of like-minded professionals to broaden your views on business, management and leadership, and you will discover new things about yourself; about your qualities, your passions, your style, and your personality.

What will you get out of it?

  • Title: MBA
  • A clear vision on the future of business and your role therein
  • New and enhanced personal leadership skills
  • International view on business and management
  • An AMBA and EQUIS certified diploma
  • A strong bond with your fellow participants and an ambitious network


    Personal Information Session

    Do you have questions about the Executive MBA program? Then download the brochure or request a personal interview with our program advisor, Lisette. She will contact you by phone to schedule an appointment.

    Make an appointment with Lisette

    Do you want to experience what it's like to follow the Executive MBA at Nyenrode? Then join one of our Experience Sessions! 

  • Focus on leadership for the future
  • Experience business on four continents
  • Bootcamp structure with one-week modules every two months

Admission and application

If you want to apply for our Executive MBA, you have to meet the following requirements:

1.         Bachelor's or Master's degree (any subject).
2.         A minimum of five years of full-time, relevant work experience.

If you'd like to know more about these requirements before applying, we advise you to download the Executive MBA brochure or to request a Personal Information Session.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1 April 2022. Start the application process in time to avoid disappointment! For more information, contact Lisette, our program advisor.

Ambition and leadership

We expect you to have the ambition to make that next big step in your career. This also means that you are considered a high potential by your current organization. You are someone who has a leadership role right now or will do so in the near future. You are open-minded and curious, and you want to discover more about yourself and learn from others.

Admission procedure

Our admission procedure takes place in three steps; once we have received and approved your documentation and have held an interview, we decide on your eligibility. The three steps are outlined below: 

Step 1: Documents

In order to start processing your application-please apply online-where we need the following documents: 

  1. Application form including motivation letter.
  2. Two references (Format of Nyenrode that you send from the online portal to the specific persons such as a manager)
  3. Test report of GMAT, GRE or Nyenrode LTP admission test (the LTP may be completed at Nyenrode or from abroad).
  4. TOEFL or IELTS certificate or equivalent, if required.
  5. Copies of relevant diplomas/transcripts.
  6. Curriculum vitae containing at five years' relevant work experience.

Step 2: Assessment and interview

Based on your documents, we make an assessment about your suitability for the program. If this assessment has a positive result you will be invited for an interview. This can take place at Nyenrode or via Skype. During this meeting we discuss your motivation and our mutual expectations.

Step 3: Final decision

The assessment and interview combined determine whether you can start the Executive MBA. If the decision is positive, we invite you to register.

If you are invited to register, please send us a signed and completed registration form.

If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact us.

* By signing up for this program, you agree with the terms and conditions of Nyenrode and the rules and regulations of the program.

What are you going to do?

Every two months, you have a week of intensive classes with a group of 35-40 participants. The week of classes lasts from Sunday to Saturday at Nyenrode (seven times) and from Monday to Friday abroad (three times). You participate in lectures and work together in smaller sub-groups. You have an active role in your own development and the development of your fellow participants. When you're back home after a module you work on assignments, join our webinars and prepare for the next module.

Developing your leadership skills

Our Executive MBA program has been developed to challenge you and bring you out of your comfort zone. We use academic concepts about leadership and management, while maintaining a personal approach. You will look at your vision, beliefs and past experiences with fresh eyes, and learn about your strengths and challenges in regards to your future career prospects through activities such as Peer Group Coaching and Leadership Event Reviews, among others.

Using your new-found knowledge

You will be able to apply what you learn during your studies in the daily practice of your organization. Our program is designed so you can combine your MBA ambitions with your work and personal life and still be part of the Nyenrode community.


Your fellow participants work in many organizations and sectors, varying from industrial, retail, professional services and government to ICT and consultancy. They may be a senior professional or part of a management team. However, they have one thing in common: their desire to become the leader of the future.

Course content

Our Executive MBA program contains these ten modules:

  • Strategies for the Future Organization
  • Preparing the Organization for the Envisioned Future
  • China and Globalization
  • Financing the Organization  
  • Communication across the Organization
  • Multiculturalism and Entrepreneurship in South Africa
  • Management and Organizational Dynamics
  • Innovation and Digitalization in the U.S
  • Finance and Entrepreneurship in Organizations
  • Leading a Sustainable Future

Request the brochure for more detailed information about the courses.

Graduation project

After the last module you round up the Executive MBA with a final project showcasing your application of your new-found knowledge and skills in your job. Your final project may be a consultancy project, an academic research project or an entrepreneurial project.

What are the costs?

The cost of the Executive MBA is € 47,000. This includes your tuition fee, books, accommodation, and meals at Nyenrode. Not included are plane tickets, any visa costs, and some meals abroad.

Paying in installments is optional in certain situations.
Contact our program advisors to inquire about the possibilities.

Orange Tulip Scholarship

There is the opportunity for students from China, South Korea, Mexico and Russia to apply for an Orange Tulip Scholarship worth € 15,000. The Orange Tulip Scholarship is organized by Nuffic Neso and granted by Nyenrode. The application deadline is March 1st 2022.

Tax Advantage

Dutch tax payers may deduct up to a maximum of € 15,000 from their income taxes. The exact amount depends on your personal and financial situation. Please refer to your tax consultant or local Tax Office for more information.

What will you get out of it?

Strengthen your leadership capabilities through our Executive MBA. After completing our program you are prepared for the next big step in your career. You will be one of the people who successfully lead organizations into an ever-changing future. You have the courage and the insight to serve companies, organizations and society with the vision you have developed as a leader.

Your career in numbers

Participants' incomes rise by an average 20% from the start of the program until one year after. Around 40% of students change jobs or employers and 7% found their own company, encouraged by the new possibilities opening up for them.

Check out the Return on Education of Denitsa Petrova, EMBA alumna

International modules

Our Executive MBA offers you a unique view on and insight in international business. Our Doing Business Globally modules introduce you to various cultures within the global business world. You will visit Nyenrode's partner universities in China, South Africa and the US. Each visit will focus on a different aspect of international business and management.

Request the brochure to find out when the international modules are scheduled.


Renmin University China
One of world's best business and economics schools and part of the top 10 universities in China.
  • China University Ranking: #6
  • QS Asia University Ranking: #73

During your visit to China you will study global sourcing, innovation and sustainability, and the strategies western companies employ in this country. You will also learn about e-commerce, digital entrepreneurship and innovation in China.

South Africa

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Best business school in Africa and ranked as one of the world's top universities. USB is also the first African triple crown university, as all three international accreditations were obtained.
  • QS Top Universities in Africa Ranking: #2
  • THE Best Universities in Africa Ranking: #3
  • QS World University Ranking: #351

Your visit to South Africa brings your attention to international economic issues. Further subjects include multicultural organizations, strategy, and economic growth in Africa.

United States

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
Berkeley is one of the ten research universities and is ranked as one of the world's most prestigious universities and the top public university in the United States.

  • QS Best Business Schools in the US Ranking: #5
  • QS World University Ranking: #27
  • CWUR World University Ranking: #7
  • THE World University Ranking: #18

In this module you familiarize yourself with the philosophy behind Design Thinking. Other main topics are corporate venturing and global business expansion, as well as digital transformation and start-up disruption.