Executive MBA

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 prepare yourself for the changes technology and digitalization bring to the world around you.

The program consists of intensive one-week modules, of which seven take place at Nyenrode's campus and four 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
  • Robust 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
  • Focus on leadership for the future
  • Experience business on five continents
  • Bootcamp structure with one-week modules every two months

In short

  • Breukelen
  • 14 May 2018
  • 2 years
  • 12 to 20 hours per week
  • one week every two months
  • English
  • € 49,500


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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.

Application deadline

If you want to apply for our Executive MBA, we need to receive your application before 1 April 2018. The first ten participants that complete the registration process before 15 January 2018 receive an early bird discount of
€ 2,000.

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, we need the following documents:

  1. Application form including motivation letter.
  2. Two references (please use the template attached to the application form).
  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 Monday to Saturday at Nyenrode (seven times) and from Monday to Friday abroad (four 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.

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 eleven modules:

  • Envisioning the Future Organization
  • Preparing the Organization for the Envisioned Future
  • Doing Business Globally: Beijing, China
  • Financing the Organization I
  • Financing the Organization II
  • Doing Business Globally: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Managing the Organization I
  • Doing Business Globally: Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Managing the Organization II
  • Doing Business Globally: USA
  • Leading a Sustainable Future

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 € 49,500. This includes your tuition fee, books, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners. Not included are plane tickets, any visa costs, lunches and some dinners abroad.

Early Bird discount

The first ten participants that complete the registration process before 15 January 2018 get a € 2,000 discount on their tuition fee.

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, Uruguay, South Africa and the US. Each visit will focus on a different aspect of international business and management.



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.


The module in Uruguay will introduce you to South American corporate life. Other topics in this module are corporate social responsibility, business ethics, social innovation and social entrepreneurship.


South Africa

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

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.