Full-time MBA

In short

  • Amsterdam
  • September 10 2018
  • 1 year
  • 40 hours per week
  • full-time
  • English
  • € 39,500

Full-time MBA

Our Full-time MBA is the only MBA that focuses on Europe. Your classes take place in the historic heart of Amsterdam, and you will get to experience the European business community by visiting companies in six European cities: London, Frankfurt, Valencia, Zürich, Brussels and Copenhagen. The ideal setting to boost your career in Europe.

During Meet the CEO sessions you will present your ideas to board members of Dutch and international companies. You will focus on your personal and professional development to become a responsible leader. Occasionally you will attend classes at the impressive Nyenrode campus in Breukelen. Our Full-time MBA program is ranked #35 in Europe according to the Financial Times Ranking (2017).

What can you expect?

  • Title: MBA.
  • In-depth knowledge about and strong connection with the European business community.
  • Stronger personal leadership skills.
  • Access to the European labor market.
  • An ambitious, international, multicultural network.
  • Studying at a world-class university founded by and for business.

Meet us on campus and abroad.

Sign up for one of our upcoming events to learn more about the Full-time MBA program:

  • Personal Information Session: with our Program Advisor in Amsterdam.
  • Experience Evening: join one of the upcoming lectures and meet current MBA students and faculty.
     us for more information. (subject to availability)

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Nyenrode Full-time MBA Brochure
  • One-year MBA-program in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Focus on European business – visit six European cities
  • Personal and professional development take center stage



Admission and application.

If you want to apply for our Full-time MBA, you have to meet the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor's or Master's degree (any subject).
  2. A minimum of three years of full-time, relevant work experience.
  3. Good command of English (TOEFL iBT 92; IELTS 6.5; CERF B2).
  4. A good score on your academic admission test (GMAT, GRE or LTP).

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 GMAT, GRE or Nyenrode LTP admission test (the LTP may be completed from abroad).
  4. TOEFL or IELTS certificate or equivalent (not needed if English is your mother tongue).
  5. Copies of relevant diplomas.
  6. Curriculum vitae containing at least three 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.

Step 3: Final decision.

The assessment and interview combined determine whether you can start the Full-time MBA. If the decision is positive, we invite you to enroll.

Special admission route: SPJIMR.

If you follow the SPJIMR Global Management Program you can complete the Full-time MBA in eight months. You follow the SPJIMR program for six months and then join Nyenrode's Full-time MBA. Contact us if you have questions about this study route.

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


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What are you going to do?

Our Full-time MBA is different from other MBA programs. The program does not contain separate classes or modules, but consists of business practices. This ensures the way you study reflects the reality of doing business. In the business practice modules you work together all over Europe on case studies and in-company projects using a multidisciplinary approach.

Fundamentals of Business & Management.

During the first part of the Full-time MBA program you will acquire a practical understanding of the key disciplines of sustainable business management. With modules such as Project Management, Marketing, Accounting, Corporate Financial Management and International Economics. Plus a Strategy in Practice module which includes a visit to the European Union in Brussels.

Business practices.

During the second part of the Full-time MBA program you will follow several business practices which are all concluded with a two-day visit to companies in an European city:

  • Nyenrode European Immersion Module Frankfurt  Strategic Financial Management, focused on mergers & acquisitions, financial technology, financial markets & instruments, private equity and sustainable finance. Includes a visit to Frankfurt.
  • Nyenrode European Immersion Module Zurich Value Chain Optimization and Operational Excellence, focused on supply chain management, sourcing, operations & distributions and marketing. Includes a visit to Zürich.
  • Nyenrode European Immersion Module London Digitalization, Information and Innovation, focussed on innovation management, digitalization, data management and the impact of technology on society. Includes a visit to London.
  • Nyenrode European Immersion Module Copenhagen Organization, Leadership and Talent Management, focussed on organizational dynamics, human resource management, talent management and development. Includes a visit to Copenhagen.
  • Nyenrode European Immersion Module Valencia Circular Economy and Sustainable Development, focussed on corporate governance, multi-stakeholder processes, sustainable development and circular economy process. Includes a visit to Valencia.

European Immersion Modules.

Each business practices is rounded up with an Immersion Module, during which you get up close and personal with the European business community. You spend two to three days visiting a European city to listen to, or give, presentations to leaders of companies operating in those markets.

Meet the CEO Sessions.

These regular sessions will help you build a professional network by bringing you in touch with senior management executives. The emphasis is on continuous and mutual learning; CEOs get a fresh perspective from you and your fellow students, and in turn share their business experiences. The aim is to show you the diversity of the world of business and to empower and inspire you to follow your dreams!

Personal Leadership Development Journey.

To make the most of your personal development, the Personal Leadership Development Journey is an integral part of the program. We will train you in public speaking, and you receive career counseling to make the utmost of your career opportunities. Peer group coaching guided by Nyenrode alumni allows you to learn from your fellow students.

Graduation Project.

The program concludes with a Final Graduation Project, undertaken with a fellow student and under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. Using Applied Research methodology, you undertake a research assignment at a company in the field you aim to work in after graduation.

Developing Economies-modules.

After completing your Full-time MBA you may partake in additional modules, for example in Uruguay, Mexico or India. These extra modules are optional and last from one week to three months.

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 enriches our student community.

Nyenrode Full-time MBA Class 2018-2019


The costs of the Full-time MBA.

  • Tuition fee € 39,500
  • Study trips € 2,500 (estimation)
  • Application fee € 125


We facilitate the opportunity to rent an apartment at the Campus Diemen Zuid near Amsterdam. This costs about € 1.000 per month.


Nyenrode offers various scholarships that enable you as a talented student to pay towards of the tuition of your Full-time MBA. To be eligible for one of the scholarships you need to send in your application first.

These are the scholarships:

  • Orange Tulip Scholarship: grants of € 15,000, € 20,000 and € 25,000 – available for students from Brazil, China, Mexico, South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia and South Africa. The Orange Tulip Scholarship is organized by Nuffic Neso and granted by Nyenrode. The application deadline is April 1st, 2019.
  • Women in Business Scholarship: partial-tuition revolving scholarships of up to € 19,750 for talented women.
  • Continental Scholarships: partial-tuition revolving scholarships per continent of up to € 10,000 for remarkable global talents.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarships: partial-tuition revolving scholarships of up to € 19,750 for remarkable talents who showcase a solid academic and professional background and an outstanding admissions test score (min. GMAT score 650 or Nyenrode Admission Test score 600).
  • Country-specific scholarships: to stimulate diversity in the classroom, Nyenrode offers a limited number of country-specific scholarships of up to 50% of the tuition fee.

Study Loans.

Nyenrode has a partnership with financial institutions in certain countries to facilitate the access to funding.

  • Mexican talents can apply for funding with FIDERH and FUNED.
  • Colombian talents can apply for funding with Colfuturo.

Tax advantage.

Students who have previously lived and worked in the Netherlands are eligible for a tax return on their tuition fee. Nyenrode offers payment in installments so you can make use of this advantage.


What will be your return on education?

During your Full-time MBA there is a lot of attention for your career. You learn about the ins and outs of the Dutch and European business community, and peer group coaching – guided by Nyenrode alumni – allows you to learn from and with your fellow students. On top of this, Nyenrode has close ties to a large number of Dutch corporations. Recruiters and HR managers are familiar with our Full-time MBA and are very interested in what you will have to offer after graduation.

Our graduates and their employers.

Companies that often hire our graduates are, for instance, Unilever, Liberty Global, Philips, TMF, ING, Microsoft and Friesland Campina. Our graduates work in consulting, marketing, management, finance and sales, with 88% of them finding a job within three months of graduating. Of the Full-time MBA graduates of the past ten years, 51% work in Europe. The primary sources of employment of our graduates are: the global Nyenrode network, thesis company and referrals / recommendations by alumni.
Nyenrode Full-time MBA Top Employers

Visa after graduation.

If you do not have an EU passport, you are eligible for a one year visa after graduation to aid you in finding a job in the Netherlands. You can request this visa up to three years after your graduation. Once you find a job, your employer will arrange a residency permit for you.

Advance your career.

Our Career and Personal Development Department will support you in realizing your career objectives by laying down a solid foundation for your career management, personal branding, leadership development and connecting you with companies. The annual Nyenrode Career Event will connect you with representatives of top Dutch and international companies such as: ABN AMRO, Achmea, Bijenkorf, Capgemini, Dell, Lidl, FrieslandCampina, and many more.


Living in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a vibrant, internationally oriented city in which people of over 170 nationalities live and work. Its diverse economic and cultural set-up allows for our students to develop as individuals and global professionals. Students of the Full-time MBA program are encouraged to join the multiple networking events that take place around the city.

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.
  • The Netherlands is one of the safest, healthiest and happiest countries in the world.
  • 95% of the Dutch population speak English. Amsterdam has a large international community.
  • Ample travel opportunities to the rest of Europe; Paris, Brussels, London or Berlin are only hours away.
  • A lot of international career opportunities. Multinational companies are located nearby the university.
  • Consistent strong economic growth in the Netherlands (2,7% in 2018), performing above average in Europe.
  • Increasing job opportunities due to more international companies relocating to Amsterdam (140 in 2018).
  • After graduation you can start your career in the Netherlands; you can get a one-year visa to find a job.

OurCampus in Diemen Zuid

Due to the high demand for housing among our students, Nyenrode offers accommodation at OurCampus, a new housing complex only 15 minutes from Amsterdam city center. The modern self-contained apartments are designed for bachelor, master and PhD students. OurCampus is situated next to a train and metro station. This station offers frequent and direct transport links to Amsterdam Central Station, Amsterdam Zuid, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and Utrecht. The city center of Amsterdam is at just 10 minutes by metro or 15 minutes by bike.

OurCampus in Diemen

It houses a lively student community and a number of facilities such as: a Albert Heijn supermarket (open 7 days a week), restaurants, cafés, a fitness centre, a print shop, a launderette and study-rooms. A furnished apartment at OurCampus costs about €850 - €960 per calendar month, depending on the type of appartment. Rent for two persons is approximately €1125.

All apartments at OurCampus feature a living area, a modern ensuite bathroom and open kitchen. The montly 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.

OurCampus Apartment