What are you going to do?
At Nyenrode you will shape your career from day one by applying solid academic knowledge into real-life business situations. Our Full-time MBA program is designed to reflect the way businesses operate and consists of the following core elements: the Fundamentals of Business Management, Business Practices and European Immersion Modules, Elective Courses, Meet the CEO sessions and a Personal Leadership Development Journey.
Fundamentals of Business Management.
The first part of the Full-time MBA program is all about acquiring an understanding of the key principles of business management. The fundamentals are designed to provide you with a strong academic foundation which you will need to utilize during each step in the program, and consists of the following subjects:
- Analytical Business Tools
- Operations and Process Management
- Big Data Analytics in Business
- Corporate Financial Management
- Human Resource Management
- Marketing Strategy
Business Practices and European Immersion Modules.
During the second part of the Full-time MBA program you will focus on several key business practices which are all concluded with two-day company visits in main European cities. During the business practices you will combine the academic knowledge gained during the fundamentals with the practical application for a variety of companies operating in different countries and sectors. This part of the program consists of the following subjects and visits:
- Strategic Financial Management (Including a visit to Prague)
- Value Chain Optimization (Including a visit to Bologna)
- Digitalization & Innovation (Including a visit to Madrid)
- Organizational Leadership & Talent Management (Including a visit to Copenhagen)
- Circular Economy & Sustainable Development (Including a visit to Valencia)
Each of the above business practices is rounded up with a European Immersion Module, during which you get up close and personal with the European business community. You spend two days visiting a European city to listen to, or give, presentations to leaders of companies operating in those markets.
Watch the video below to get an get a glimpse of the visit to Maersk in Copenhagen, which was part of the practice on Organizational Leadership and Talent Management. There our Full-time MBA students had the opportunity to meet one of the company’s Vice Presidents, who is an alumna of Nyenrode, and attend several presentations. Furthermore, they worked in teams on an actual business case and had to present their solutions to the executives of Maersk.
Meet the CEO sessions.
One of the unique elements of our Full-time MBA program are the Meet the CEO sessions. These regular sessions that run throughout the length of the program will help you build a professional network by bringing you in touch with senior management executives of companies operating in different sectors.
The emphasis is on continuous and mutual learning: CEOs get a fresh perspective from you and your fellow MBA students, and in turn share their own business experiences. You will be encouraged to impress the CEOs with your points of view and new insights. Translating new developments in line with the company’s operations. The aim of the sessions is to show you the diversity of the world of business.
"Full-time MBA students aim to restore trust in the Food Industry"A team of MBA students took the advantage of our Meet the CEO sessions and developed a proposed solution to tackle the lack of trust in the food industry, with animal feed company Nutreco. The group suggested utilising blockchain technology to track food from farm to plate, building a chain of trust between farmers, companies (such as Nutreco) and consumers. They presented their findings at the world's largest food technolgy event 'Seeds & Chips' in Milan. Read the full article here.
Personal Leadership Development Journey.
During the Full-time MBA program, our primary focus is your career advancement and your attractiveness to the business world. The Personal Leadership Development Journey is designed to enhance your leadership potential. You will be supported to identify your strengths as an individual and as a team member and take concrete action to address areas which could benefit from professional development. Resulting in truer self-direction, and an enhanced ability to lead others and organizations. The Personal Leadership Development Journey runs throughout the length of the program and consist of:
- Exploring your authentic leadership shaped by our core values Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship.
- Career counseling, career events and more organized by our Career and Personal Development team.
- Peer group coaching guided by Nyenrode alumni allowing you to learn from your fellow students.
The insights you will gain during the Personal Leadership Development Journey are relevant not just to your next move, but the whole of your career. You will have a greater appreciation of your own strengths, abilities and capacities. And the confidence to communicate these to potential employers or to start your own business. Watch the video below to learn how our Career and Personal Development team supports you in realizing your career objectives.
During the Full-time MBA program, you have the opportunity to tailor your MBA to your individual needs by participating in one of our Elective Courses. These are designed to accelerate your understanding, deepen your knowledge and help you achieve your professional goals. The list of available elective courses will be published soon.
The Full-time MBA program will be concluded with a Final Graduation Project. Together with a fellow MBA student, by using Applied Research Methodology and under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, you will undertake a research assignment / business project at a company in the field you aim to work in after graduation. You will develop specialized expertise by applying your acquired knowledge to real business issues and influence real commercial outcomes.
The exposure with companies and the connections you make throughout the Full-time MBA program as well as support from Nyenrode alumni and faculty members will enable you to determine your final graduation project. In addition, the Amsterdam Economic Area is home to a growing number of international organizations.
A Mosaic of Perspectives
A truly diverse student body, in background, nationality, interests and ambitions, is part of the foundation of the Nyenrode experience. Our Full-time MBA program thrives on the many perspectives and life experiences our students from all over the world bring to their classes. From academic assignments to casual conversations, the unique qualities of individual lives enrich our student community.