Full-time MBA

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  • Amsterdam
  • September 2018
  • 1 year
  • 40 hours per week
  • 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 five European cities: Copenhagen, Zürich, Barcelona, London and Brussels. 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 and meet with current Full-time MBA students, alumni (when available) and staff.

  • Personal Information Session with a Program Advisor, every Thursday in Amsterdam - Register here
  • Meet us during roadshows in South-Korea, Japan, Russia, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. - More information
  • Apply for our upcoming International Business Game and get the full Nyenrode experience. - More information

Experience Weekend 2017.

Impressions of last year's International Business Game hosted in collaboration with IamExpat.nl. An online media platform providing up-to-date information, news, job listings, housing services and lifestyle tips for internationals in the Netherlands.

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


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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 91+; IELTS 6.5; CERF B2).
  4. A good score on your academic admission test (GMAT, GRE or LTP).

Application deadline.

  • Early Bird deadline: April 1st, 2018 (€ 2,500 discount on the tuition fee).
  • Second Application deadline: June 1st, 2018.
  • Final Application deadline: July 15th, 2018.
  • Start of the program: September, 2018.

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.

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.

Business practices.

The Full-time MBA comprises these business practices:

  • Fundamentals of Business and Management 
  • Denmark  Organization, Leadership and Talent Management (including European Immersion Module: Copenhagen)
  • Switzerland-Flag-PNG  Value Chain Optimization and Operational Excellence (including European Immersion Module: Zurich) 
  • spanish-flag-graphic  Strategic Financial Management (including European Immersion Module: Barcelona)
  • Flag UK  Digitalization, Information, Innovation and Meet the CEO (including European Immersion Module: London)
  • Belgium flag  Strategy, Markets, Globalization and Competitiveness (including European Immersion Module: Brussels)
  • Personal Leadership Development Journey

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. Follow our Full-time MBA students on Instagram to learn more about this unique experience.

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.


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The costs of the Full-time MBA.

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

Early Bird discount.

If we receive your application before April 1 you get a € 2,500 discount on your tuition fee.


We facilitate the opportunity to rent an apartment at the Campus Diemen Zuid near Amsterdam. This costs about € 800 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, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. The Orange Tulip Scholarship is organized by Nuffic Neso and granted by Nyenrode. The application deadline is 1 April 2018.
  • 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.

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.

May Sau's experience as a Full-time MBA alumna.


Hyun Soo Yeo MBA Alumnus

Hyun-Soo Yeo, South-Korean MBA Alumnus

"The Full-time MBA program provided me with the necessary business knowledge and skills and opportunities to expand my network in Europe."
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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.
  • 95% of the Dutch population speak English.
  • The Netherlands is one of the safest and happiest countries in the world.
  • Ample travel opportunities to the rest of Europe; Paris, Brussels, London or Berlin are only hours away.
  • A lot of international career opportunities.
  • After graduation you can start your career in the Netherlands; you can get a one-year visa to find a job.

Campus Diemen Zuid

Due to the high demand for housing among our students, Nyenrode offers accommodation at Campus Diemen Zuid, a modern housing complex only 14 minutes from Amsterdam city center. You are eligible to rent a new 27 sq. m (290 sq. ft.) apartment with private bathroom and kitchen. Campus Diemen Zuid is situated next to a train and metro station. It houses a lively student community and a number of facilities such as a supermarket, restaurants, cafés and a gym.

A furnished apartment at Campus Diemen Zuid costs about € 800 per calendar month. This includes TV and internet subscriptions, gym membership, and access to the tennis court and study halls. Utilities, general maintenance and bicycle parking are also included.